The Angel Collection (Angel / Avenging Angel / Angel III)
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This box set also includes the two sequels, AVENGING ANGEL (released in 1985), and ANGEL III: THE FINAL CHAPTER (released in 1988). AVENGING ANGEL is the better film, because we get to see more of Susan Tyrrell and Rory Calhoun reprising their roles of Solly and Kit. Law student Molly (Betsy Russell) returns to the streets in order to track down the gangland killers who mowed down her guardian, Lt. Andrews (Robert Lyons). Betsy Russell, one of the main pin-up beauties of the 80s, delivers a good performance as Molly/Angel.
ANGEL III: THE FINAL CHAPTER follows Molly (now played by Mitzi Kapture) as she tries to track down her mother and long-lost sister, bringing down a white-slave trade ring in the process (run by former Bond girl Maud Adams). The third movie doesn't really work because the story and characters surrounding Angel are so dark and serious. The earlier ANGEL films were the perfect mix of comedy and action with endearing characters; you won't find that winning combination in the third movie. However, Mitzi Kapture does come closest to the spirit of Donna Wilkes in her performance as Molly/Angel.
The ANGEL trilogy is a perfect addition to your DVD collection, especially if you love 80's kitsch.
A year later 1985, (that five years in movie time for you), A sequal came out. I wanted to stop and say NO, but I went anyway! I was not disaapointed. Betsy (Tomboy) Russell took on the role of Angel. In this film, Molly is graduating college and out of hooking. Her police guardian Detective Andrews, who is now played by Robert Lyons, is shot death. Molly realizes the best way to get information is to be Angel. Flanked by Kit (Rory Calhoun) and Solly (Susan Tyrrell), they flesh out who killed Andrews. With Ossie Davis in this cast, it brought a bit of class to this small film. At the end of this film ,you thought this film series was over when Molly spouted the film line "You know I never had a family Before."
A year later, 1986, Angel III: The Final Chapter. Angel is played by Mitzi Capture, who later did the show Silk Stalkings. Angel finds her birth mother and knows she has a sister. Her sister is involved with a slavery ring headed by Maud Adams, who also appeared in James Bond: the Man with Golden Gun. The piot thickens as Angel's Mom dies and tries to find her sister. Richard (Shaft) Roundtree plays the detective she befriends and helps her.Read more ›
All very good. Hot looking hookers, what guy doesn't like that. Funny !.. very good actors & actresses.. I bought this colection new, but would not pay $ 148.95,, buy them used..
Anchor Bay has released yet another quality DVD set with "The Angel Collection" containing 3 DVD's for parts 1 through 3 of the series. All three are presented in 1.85:1 Widescreen (16x9 Animorphic). As far as the picture quality is concerned, these movies look just about as good as they possibly could on the DVD format. I never noticed any dust artifacts or other imperfections in the film prints used for the transfers. The sound is presented in Dolby 2.0 Mono, since they were all originally released with Mono soundtracks I suppose. It is crisp and clean, also about as good a sound as an old Mono track can provide.
The Special Features of "ANGEL" (Disc 1) are two Theatrical Trailers, and several Deleted Scenes with no sound (sound was lost) but with English subtitles so we know what the original dialogue was.
The Special Features of "AVENGING ANGEL" (Disc 2) are two Theatrical Trailers, and a nice still & poster gallery.
The Special Features of "ANGEL III: THE FINAL CHAPTER" (Disc 3) are one Theatrical Trailer.
All in all, a nice trilogy set of this cheesy 80's series of movies. Obviously these movies aren't for everyone, but if you're a fan you really can't go wrong.
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Cult classic and Susan Tyrell is amazing, great catch phrases and one liners. Grab the pop corn, so bad it's good,Published 16 months ago by H. Martinez
As a fan of 80s movies, it's a no-brainer that I'd love the Angel films. Very happy with the quality of this collection.Published on July 17, 2014 by Joshua Skye
The plastic over cracked a little bit and easily replaced. But the smell and discoloration from cigarette diminished the value but that is also OK. Read morePublished on July 9, 2014 by Jeb Baldridge
got for my collection looked for ever to get the dvd's captioned for my collection have over 1300 dvd's in the collectionPublished on April 6, 2014 by clyde
Been looking for a long long time to find this movie. Amazon made it possible. Thank you so much.Published on August 26, 2009 by Cheryl E. Lanning
I loved this show back when it came out. Mitzi Kapture and Rob Estes work well together. They kept me coming back for more. Read morePublished on June 11, 2009 by Amazon Customer
Angel was made in and put out in 1984. Angel" Starring Donna Wilkes- "Father Murphy"-"Days of Our Lives". Read morePublished on April 4, 2009 by Angel Anes