Angels and Demons [Includes Digital Copy] [UltraViolet] [Blu-ray] [2009]

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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (309 out of 326)

Special Features


  • A first look at Inferno
  • Also Includes:
  • Angels & Demons: the full story
  • CERN: pushing the frontiers of knowledge
  • Characters in search of the true story
  • Handling props
  • Legacy of Langdon: all-new interviews with Tom Hanks, Ron Howard, Dan Brown and Brian Grazer
  • Rome was not built in a day
  • Scenes from extended cut
  • Theatrical trailers
  • This is an Ambigram
  • Writing Angels & Demons

Synopsis


Angels & Demons
Angels and Demons re-teams director Ron Howard and star Tom Hanks for the sequel to their international blockbuster adaptation of Dan Brown's novel The Da Vinci Code. Although the book Angels and Demons was written before the novel The Da Vinci Code, the movie transpires after the events of the earlier movie. Hanks stars as professor Robert Langdon, the most respected symbologist in the United States, who uses his knowledge in order to decode a symbol on the skin of a murder victim. The clues put him on the trail of an international conspiracy involving the Catholic Church. Ewan McGregor and Ayelet Zurer also star in the Sony Pictures production. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Tom Hanks
    Tom Hanks - Robert Langdon
  • Ayelet Zurer
    Ayelet Zurer - Vittoria Vetra
  • Ewan McGregor
    Ewan McGregor - Camerlengo
  • Pierfrancesco Favino
    Pierfrancesco Favino - Inspector Olivetti
  • Nikolaj Lie Kaas
    Nikolaj Lie Kaas - Assassin



Overall customer rating

4.6
95%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Move over Indiana Jones, here comes Robert Langdon

    Posted
    JimG944

    5 of 5 Stars rating for the movie version of Dan Brown's book Angels and Demons. This book is considered to be the #1 book in the Robert Langdon series as it was written before Da Vinci Code. However, with sales & marketing, most people assume Da Vinci Code is #1. A&D happens before the Da Vinci code. However, Ron Howard & team decided to make A&D happen after DVC in the timeline with several references to DVC. BTW, The Lost Symbol is considered #3 in the series happening after both DVC and A&D. The story opens at CERN with a group of scientists trying to create anti-matter in large quantities. There are references to finding the "god" particle. We soon learn that one of the scientists is killed and his eye used to gain access to the secure room with the anti-matter. One large container (magnetic enclosure container) was stolen. Flash forward to Robert Langdon's apartment where a Vatican police officer approaches Langdon to come to Rome to help with an investigation. Well, it is an active case with four kidnapped Cardinales who are to be killed one each hour leading up to midnight when a (anti-matter) bomb will destroy the Vatican. At this time, the current Pope has died (humm, maybe murdered?) and traditional efforts are happening to pick the new Pope. Oh, the four Cardinales are the four leading contenders for the role of new Pope. Why Langdon? Ah, the people claiming to cause this are the Illuminati of which Langdon has been working on a book about them. Langdon performs some quick research in the Vatican Archives to learn where to start the search for the Cardinales. As with Da Vinci Code, Langdon's search is lead by symbols and history. As he chases each of the four victims, he is too late for most.' The cool thing about this story is that it takes place within 12 hours of real-time. It is fast paced, exciting, good action with Langdon becoming more of an Indiana Jones with some of the action. The Langdon character is deeply and richly described and is likely to become iconic much like Jones. As before with Da Vinci, Dan Brown's deep research and crafting of historical facts and locations to meet his needs for the story is impressive. It is interesting to note that all of the Vatican scenes were created in LA as they couldn't get permission to film. Scenes of other locations around Rome were shot on-site. The detail and richness of the sets and costumes is amazing! Tom Hanks as Langdon is wonderful and he is well on his way to being an icon. I can only hope that Howard/Hanks are working on the Lost Symbol. I highly recommend Angels and Demons it is now on my favorites list. I specially recommend the Blu-Ray 3 disk set with an entire disk of behind-the-scenes materials.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Science vs Christianism

    Posted
    grenBB

    First up, thank you Best Buy for including this in your BF and the 4-day before the BF sale...I think it's one of the best BD deal this holiday shopping season. I've read the book twice and I was expecting the film adaptation to be exactly as what it is in the prints. But no, there were some tweaks that don't clear up the plot. I suggest that people read the book first (for those who never went to the theaters to watch it) before watching it. The film atmosphere is the closest one can be to the Catholicism's seat. It feels like you've watched a travel channel program or something. Acting-wise, Hanks was really into it. And add the other A-list (lesser-known) actors and what we have is a great acting team. If you would take notice above as I stated in the "what's not so great", you would probably agree with me if you've read the book first. I mean, I don't want to be a spoiler so I suggest you read the first few pages of the book and there you will find the answer, well explained, why it seemed to really happen in a 24-hour period. I rate this film a B+... PS: The BD-format is fantastic as is with the included extras and the audio book.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    I'll be honest

    Posted
    PXSausage
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    I haven't watched this movie and only bought it because I'm, sadly, a little addicted to steelbooks, so when this was on sale, I picked it up for $5 and...still haven't watched it. On the topic of the steelbook itself, it looks okay, but isn't anything particularly special. Also, the image shown on the site doesn't show the actual steelbook, so I attached an image of my copy so y'all can see what it actually looks like--I hope that helps.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Movie

    Posted
    bookreader45

    Saw the movie and read the book long ago. The movie ending is better than the book ending, which I had trouble with when rerading. The book, overall, was better. Despite what the review on the site says, this is the prequel to the DaVinci Code (DC) and, if my memory while reading it serves me correctly, The DC book referred back to Angels & Demons, specifically Vittoria Vetra.That however, takes nothing away from the movie. This movie was more action packed than DC which made for a better movie. The code breaking is always fun and adds a great touch to the books and movies, which continues in the Lost Symbol, the current Langdon book.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Must Have if you own "Da Vinci Code"

    Posted
    Sergeant
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    This is a must for anyone who liked the prequel. I was surprised that the protagonist worked with Hanks. The movie was neither hoaky nor overly dramatic, and without the spoiler, the antagonist was an excellent choice. The best part - since I already owned it on DVD - was immensely improved surround sound. And the sound levels stayed constant (many blu-rays add in the theatre blow-outs that are too loud for home) while utilizing my 5.1 perfectly: You'll look to your left or right away from the screen, the hi-def sound is that good!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    This Blu-Ray freezes up

    Posted
    DfoxyFox

    The movie is great, picture is great, and overall I enjoy the Blu-Ray picture and sound quality. BUT... this is the only Blu-Ray disk I own that will freeze on several occations durring the movie. I just have to rewind for a second then play again, but what a pain in the butt. The first time I watched this it happened on 4 or 5 occations; I thought that maybe the Blu-ray player had a problem. But after watching over 100 other Blu-Ray and DVD movies with no problems, I watched this again last night and yes it happened to freeze up again several times.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Watch it Love it...watch it again...Love it again

    Posted
    polandsprngs00

    Saw this in the movie theater when it was out. The music in the movie is amazing...makes it seem like the music around you and your part of the movie, makes your heart feel the music. The plot is very good and keeps you guessing throughout the movie and the actors/actersess do a great job :) Explosions and graphics are flawless, and if you ahvent seen the movie...you want expect the ending...which is great too..and ironic. I cant wait for the next movie if there is one :) You'll watch this movie over and over and over again

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Angels & Demons is super!

    Posted
    eddie48

    Went to Angels & Demons feature run opener in Rome 2 days in advance of United States premiere in May at the Warner Village multi cinema theatre. Had a 2 disc version of Da Vinci Code and the 4 disc Blue Ray A&D edtion has a audio book MP3. The digital download to PC and portable player give 2 standard definition copies that will get more play from the release. BD-Live is also include but hasn't connect internet to player yet. A competitive title that meets my expectation and reward my wait for the home theatre release.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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