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

Nicolas Cage and Meg Ryan star in this remake of director Wim Wenders' landmark film Wings of Desire (1987), arriving in an extra feature-intensive DVD release courtesy of Warner Home Video. Warner is well known for its DVD-friendly releases, and City of Angels is certainly no exception; loaded with an extensive list of exciting and informative extra features in addition to a beautiful transfer of the film itself, Warner has once again proven its diligent dedication to the format with this must-have disc for fans of the film and film fanatics alike. Presented in 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen with closed-captioned English Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby Digital Mono, or French Dolby Digital Surround with optional English or French subtitles, this disc's extra features start where most recent DVD releases stop. Featuring two documentaries (one a "making of," the other "Inside Special Effects"), two feature-length audio commentary tracks (featuring director Brad Silberling and producer Charles Roven), deleted scenes with commentary, cinematography commentary, production design commentary, interviews with Alanis Morissette and Peter Gabriel, an isolated music-only track, music videos from the Goo Goo Dolls and U2, five theatrical trailers, production notes, and the standard interactive menus and scene access this disc is certain to make a film geek out of even the most casual viewer.
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Rating 4.25 out of 5 stars.
85% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (11 out of 13)

Special Features

  • 2 documentaries: "Making of" the film and an inside look at the visual effects
  • 2 feature-length audio commentaries with director Brad Silberling, producer Charles Roven, and screenwriter Dana Stevens
  • 5 theatrical trailers
  • Alternate music-only track with Gabriel Yard commentary
  • Cinemagrapher commentary with John Seale
  • Deleted scenes with commentaries
  • Interactive menus
  • Interviews with Alanis Morissette and Peter Gabriel
  • Languages and subtitles: English, Français
  • Music videos by the Goo Goo Dolls and U2
  • Production design commentary with Lilly Kilvert
  • Production notes
  • Scene access


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

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