The 10 seconds of ''Angel Heart'' that audiences couldn't see in theaters last spring will be available in their homes in September. The 14 feet of film of lovemaking between Mickey Rourke and Lisa Bonet that Alan Parker was forced to cut in order to get an R rating has been added for the video-cassette version. Parker, who directed and wrote the screenplay for ''Angel Heart,'' an occult detective story that stars Robert De Niro as the Devil and Mickey Rourke as the sleazy investigator who is trapped in his web. The ratings board of the Motion Picture Association of America said the combination of sex and violence - both actors were drenched with blood - made the scene too strong for children.
Bill Cosby versus the devil: Lisa Bonet, voodoo sex, and the making of Angel Heart
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Please refresh the page and retry. I n , Lisa Bonet certified her status as an icon of late-Eighties pop culture with her appearance in Angel Heart. As voodoo priestess Epiphany Proudfoot, Bonet slaughters chickens, has graphic sex in a shower of blood, and appears seemingly allergic to shirts not soaked in cold water. The problem was that Bonet was also Denise Huxtable, the sarcastic, sartorially-extroverted teen daughter on that most straight-laced and finger-wagging of Eighties American sitcoms, The Cosby Show. A bonafide teen idol, Bonet seemed poised to launch a successful film career, but was seemingly ill-prepared for the fallout the film would bring, along with the damage it caused to her relationship with Bill Cosby himself. A ngel Heart was an obviously radical departure for Bonet from the show that launched her career,. Despite Alan Parker having decided early on to cast her, Bonet still felt compelled to seek permission from Cosby before taking the role.
Remember Me. I was seven years old when Angel Heart was released. I had absolutely no business whatsoever seeing the film at that age, but my stepdad at the time was obsessed with all things film-related, so he would drag me to just about every single movie that hit our local theater, and it just happened to be that was the year I spent hanging out in theaters the most.
Angel Heart is a American neo-noir psychological horror film and an adaptation of William Hjortsberg 's novel Falling Angel. Angel's investigation takes him to New Orleans , where he becomes embroiled in a series of brutal murders. Following publication of the novel, Hjortsberg began developing a screenplay for a film adaptation, but found that no film studio was willing to produce his script.