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City of Angels [P&S] [DVD] [1998]

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    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    86% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (12 out of 14)

    Special Features


    • 2 feature-length audio commentaries
    • 5 theatrical trailers
    • Alternate music-only track with Gabriel Yared commentary
    • Behind-the-scenes documentaries
    • Deleted scenes with commentaries
    • Interview with Alanis Morissette and Peter Gabriel
    • Music videos by the Goo Goo Dolls and U2
    • One with director Brad Silberling
    • The other with producer Charles Roven and screenwriter Dana Stevens
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    City of Angels
    An angel must decide if love is more important than eternal peace in this Americanized adaptation of Wim Wenders' modern classic Wings of Desire. Seth (Nicholas Cage) is an angel who hovers over the city of Los Angeles, listening to people's thoughts, observing their lives, and guiding them to the next world when they die. While Seth and his fellow angels try to offer comfort to people as they can, they are discouraged from direct contact with humans and are usually invisible to them. While at a hospital, Seth sees Maggie (Meg Ryan), a dedicated heart surgeon who attempts to save the life of a patient Seth was to call upon. Maggie is distraught after the patient passes, and her agony touches something inside the reserved Seth; he finds himself falling in love with her, and he decides to make himself visible so he can communicate with her. As Maggie gets to know the strange visitor in black who has suddenly appeared in her life, she finds herself torn between her new feelings for Seth and her attachment to her fiancé Jordan (Colm Feore), a fellow doctor. Seth, on the other hand, has a serious choice to make -- between immortality and giving it up in order to know both the pleasures and pains of being a human being. City of Angels also stars Dennis Franz as Messinger, a patient at the hospital who has some important advice for Seth. The film's soundtrack featured two Top Ten hits, "Iris" by the Goo Goo Dolls and "Uninvited" by Alanis Morissette. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Nicolas Cage
      Nicolas Cage - Seth
    • Meg Ryan
      Meg Ryan - Maggie
    • Andre Braugher
      Andre Braugher - Cassiel
    • Dennis Franz
      Dennis Franz - Messinger
    • Colm Feore
      Colm Feore - Jordan



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 14 reviews

    86%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Glad it was available in Bluray

      Posted
      MRRUIZ
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      Great movie, I had it a while back on DVD. I still have the dvd but since I had it for years, it did get some scratches taking it in and out of the large zipper case I have. I decided to get some Book shelves and now restarted buying the movies all over again but in Bluray and keeping them in the original case. The movie looks awesome, great detail and excellent sharpness. Some older movies tend to have way to much sharpness that not even your t.v. can adjust it to make it look better. Whoever reformatted the movie did a great job.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      It Had Potential

      Posted
      kevman79

      Considering the material the movie had to work with, and the cast involved, it's a shame that 'City of Angels' didn't live up to the hype it generated. Instead of a heartwarming and enjoyable movie, we get a picture that is just strange. This loaded dvd is recommended only to those who liked this movie, and I can't imagine there are many.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      very emotional movie

      Posted
      caddy83
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      I honestly believe we have angels living among us. there here to guide us and protect us. This is exactly what this movie is about besides the falling in love scenes. Soundtrack goes right with the movie. Nicolas Cage and Meg Ryan were the perfect match for this movie. Highly recommended flick.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      One of the worst movies I've seen

      Posted
      irishpink86

      It's been a while since I've seen this movie, but I can remember clearly the painful boredome of watching it. This movie is not worth your time or money. There are plenty of much better romantic movies out there. Check out Before Sunrise if you're interested but stay away from this one.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One of my favorite movies, ever!

      Posted
      fairyfaith

      I don't know what is wrong with the people who wrote the other reviews, but City of Angels is a wonderful movie. If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Very touching movie

      Posted
      Dugan
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      This was a very heart wrenching movie. Not a chick flick perse, but it could be. Have tissues close for both of you..

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie especially in Blu-ray.

      Posted
      Marcus
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      This is an excellent movie that I first watched on a CD many years ago but is greatly enhanced in Blu-ray, highly recommend it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie

      Posted
      Shorty
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      Purchased a movie on dvd. Movie arrived in the mail within two days. Service at store when I ordered the movie was great.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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