|apt. 1. Millennium approaches -- pt. 2. Perestroika.
|aDirector of photography, Stephen Goldblatt ; editors, John Bloom, Antonia Van Drimmelen ; music, Thomas Newman ; costume designer, Stuart Wurtzel ; visual effects supervisor, Richard Edlund.
|aAl Pacino, Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson, Mary-Louise Parker, Jeffrey Wright, Justine Kirk, Ben Shenkman, Patrick Wilson, Brian Markinson, James Cromwell.
|aSet in 1985. Revolves around two very different men with AIDS, one fictional, one fictionalized. Roy Cohn, personifies all the hypocrisy, delusion and callousness of the official response to the plague. Nothing shakes Roy's lack of empathy: even on his death bed, he's fighting with his gay nurse and taunting the woman he helped put to death, Ethel Rosenberg. The other patient is Prior Walter, who is visited by an angel and deserted by his self-pitying lover, Louis. Louis moves on to a relationship with Joe Pitt, a Mormon lawyer whose closeted homosexuality drives his wife to delusions and brings his mother to New York.
|aDVD, Region 1, widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 surround.
|aEnglish or Spanish dialogue, optional French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.