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Angels and Demons (2-Disc Theatrical & Extended Edition) [Blu-ray] (Bilingual)

Tom Hanks , Ewan McGregor , Ron Howard    Unrated   Blu-ray
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If the devil is in the details, there's a lot of wicked fun in Angels & Demons, the sequel (originally a prequel) to The Da Vinci Code. Director Ron Howard delivers edge-of-your-pew thrills all over the Vatican, the City of Rome, and the deepest, dankest catacombs. Tom Hanks is dependably watchable in his reprised role as Professor Robert Langdon, summoned urgently to Rome on a matter of utmost urgency--which happens to coincide with the death of the Pope, meaning the Vatican is teeming with cardinals and Rome is teeming with the faithful. A religious offshoot group, calling themselves the Illuminati, which protested the Catholic Church's prosecution of scientists 400 years ago, has resurfaced and is making extreme, and gruesome, terrorist demands. The film zooms around the city, as Langdon follows clues embedded in art, architecture, and the very bone structure of the Vatican. The cast is terrific, including Ewan McGregor, who is memorable as a young protégé of the late pontiff, and who seems to challenge the common wisdom of the Conclave just by being 40 years younger than his fellows when he lectures for church reform. Stellan Skarsgard is excellent as a gruff commander of the Swiss Guard, who may or may not have thrown in with the Illuminati. But the real star of the film is Rome, and its High Church gorgeousness, with lush cinematography by Salvatore Totino, who renders the real sky above the Vatican, in a cataclysmic event, with the detail and majesty of the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. --A.T. Hurley

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Cheaper at Amazon.com Dec 10 2009
By Mike
The price delta between Amazon Canada and Amazon USA is extreme - particularly for Blu-Ray. I just purchased this movie as well as the latest Star Trek and Harry Potter Blu-Rays for substantial savings. Given our dollar is almost at par and given that the shipping/Customs issues are well-handled (the DVDs arrived quite quickly) it is well worth the extra shipping costs. I have saved a bundle. I would hope that the price differential comes down, as I would prefer to buy Canadian. But I'm not going to pass up significant savings.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Dan Brown Great Nov. 17 2009
This is a great movie that will have you on the edge of your seat. The book and movie are spellbinding and closely related.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Ballet of Opposing Forces Dec 19 2009
By Richard S. Warner TOP 50 REVIEWER
Ron Howard's second Dan Brown film, "Angels and Demons" more than supercedes it's predecessor "The Da Vinci Code". It is, for all reasons, a superior film. I liked "The Da Vinci Code" a fair bit, but this one is done to perfection. It's faster, tighter, more suspenseful and more credible in its story line.

Famous symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to Rome to decode threats to the Vatican being made, apparently, by an ancient secret society that was once condemned, hunted down and killed by the Roman Catholic Church for it's idealogical differences, and is now seeking its long-awaited revenge. A higly volatile and extremely explosive container filled with the world's first suspended anti-matter is the their weapon of mass destruction that also bears a perfect symbolic metaphor used in the sects arcane writings. Call in Robert Langdon ...

In retrospect, all the familiar Dan Brown formulae are there, for Brown clearly writes from a very standard template. After reading a few of his books his pre-set structure makes itself pretty apparent, making them less engrossing reads as you can begin to predict what benevolent character is going to turn into the bad guy, and what enormous, world-shattering mystery is NOT going to be explained finally, but in a taunting and manipulative way, is going to be whipped out of your grasp and left to dissipate in a classic "Brownian" refusal to pay up. That the movie version of "Angels and Demons" is so UTTERLY engrossing and involving to the point where you suspend all critical analysis while watching is as much a testament to Howard's skill as a top-notch director as it is to Browns writing, brilliantly suspenseful as it is.
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5.0 out of 5 stars My experience with Amazon.ca Dec 28 2009
My name is Rita Rohrer and I have purchased many, many books from Amazon over many years. Among other books, I have all of Dan Browns's books and received his latest book "The Lost Symbol" the day it actually came out. I was notified by Amazon in early Summer and got a great discount ordering it early. I received it in September 2009 and am totally satisfied.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By Stephen Pletko TOP 50 REVIEWER

"We will destroy your four pillars. We will brand your preferiti and sacrifice them on the altars of science then bring your Church down upon you. Vatican City will be consumed by light. A shining star at the end of the Path of Illumination."

The above comes from this thrilling movie that was directed (and co-produced) by Ron Howard. This movie is based on Dan Brown's novel of the same name. (Brown was also co-executive producer of this movie.)

This film is a sequel to the movie "The Da Vinci Code" (2006). (Note that Dan Brown's novel "The Da Vinci Code" (2003) was actually written after Brown's novel "Angels & Demons" (2000)).

The quotation that opens this review is actually a message sent to the Vatican from a secret and ancient scientific organization called the "Illuminati." This organization wants to kill the four favourite cardinals (or senior priests) considered to be Pope (the "preferiti"). As well, the Illuminati want to destroy Vatican City in a blaze of light using a bomb--not just an ordinary bomb but an "antimatter" bomb. Note that:

(ordinary matter) + (antimatter) = (annihilation)

At his point, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks reprising his role) is summoned by the Vatican. His along with a woman scientist's (Ayelet Zurer) mission is to save the four preferiti and locate the antimatter bomb.

I liked this movie because I found it to be an interesting blend of the ancient with cutting-edge science. This movie is also beautifully filmed with equally beautiful background music.

One word of caution: you have to pay careful attention when watching this movie. If you don't, you will likely get lost, and the rest of the movie will not make sense.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Attention
Attention - Produit venant de Suisse et destiné à la zone 2 - Ne fonctionne pas en Amérique du Nord...
Published 2 months ago by Joel Monzee
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Again, first calss product, first class service from Amazon.ca
Published 2 months ago by James Bunyan
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Mystery
Tom Hanks, as ever, bring mystery and intrigue in solving a dreadful, twisted riddle of the good versus evil.
A great movie to have in your collection. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Lizzie&John
5.0 out of 5 stars Bon film
Le film Anges et démons a été reçu en bon état et conforme à l'annonce du vendeur. Le DVD fonctionne très bien.
Published 17 months ago by Daniel Mérineau
5.0 out of 5 stars intrigues et suspenses
tel que decrit livraison tel que prevue,un bon mélange de mystères, d'intrigues,et de suspenses,une belle aventure,a suivre.a quand le troisième.
Published 19 months ago by rickduff
5.0 out of 5 stars Angels and Demons
Price was unbeatable,very good package and very nice ensemble. Package did come in an express time (before allocated time) and very well packaged. Read more
Published on Feb. 15 2011 by Richard
5.0 out of 5 stars The swashbuckler feel of the book is missing
Representatives of the Vatican police now approach Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks,) who you might remember from "The da Vinci code". Read more
Published on Sept. 26 2010 by bernie
4.0 out of 5 stars great production design and blu-ray extras
This is a good looking sequel with an outstanding production design that incorporates fascinating locations. Read more
Published on June 3 2010 by Cheryl
3.0 out of 5 stars "Be careful...these are men of God"-3 1/2 stars.
Angels and Demons(released May/09)brings to the screen yet another Dan Brown novel of the same name. Read more
Published on May 30 2010 by Robert Badgley
4.0 out of 5 stars Lives up to the book
Often a movie is not really faithful to the book behind it. Having read the book, I can tell you Ron Howard shows us why he is one of the great directors. Read more
Published on March 30 2010 by Roger
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