June 25, 2008
HBO's Angels in America in HD
More new HD content from HBO: two episodes of the highly acclaimed Angels in America have appeared, albeit episodes 2 and 3. Let's hope they hang around for a little longer than When the Levees Broke (available for just a couple of days).
I recall this being shown in two three-hour parts originally on Channel 4, but HBO has subsequently broadcast six hour-long episodes (far more palatable to be truthful - it's heavy stuff).
The interstella cast includes Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson, Jeffrey Wright, Justin Kirk, Ben Shenkman, Patrick Wilson and Mary-Louise Parker.
For those wanting to watch it all there are five of the six episodes available in SD, but only showing "20 days left". As always when embarking on these HD series via TV Choice On Demand, there's an element of risk as Virgin Media have a track record of putting up content in the most chaotic manner.