John Cassavetes: Five Films (8-DVD)

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DVD Features:

  • Number of Discs: 8
  • Rated: PG-13
  • Run Time: 15 hours
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1959
  • Label: Criterion
  • 8-Disc Set
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: This Release Features A New High-Definition Transfer With Restored Image And Sound.
  • Box Set
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Special Edition
  • Additional Products:
    • Booklet

Disc 1: SHADOWS

  • Dual Layer
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital Mono - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Trailers
    • Bonus Footage: 16MM Silent Footage Of John Cassavetes And Burt Lane's Acting Workshop
    • Interviews:
      1. Lelia Goldoni - Actor
      2. Seymour Cassel - Associate Producer
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Still/Photos

Disc 2: FACES - Feature Film

  • Dual Layer
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.66
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital Mono - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Alternate Opening

Disc 3: FACES - Bonus Material

  • Additional Release Material:
    • Alternate Scene - 17 Minutes Alternate Opening Sequence From Early Edit Of The Film
    • Shorts: CINEASTES DE NOTRE TEMPS (1968)
    • Documentary: MAKING FACES

Disc 4: A WOMAN UNDER THE INFLUENCE

  • Dual Layer
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital Mono - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Audio Commentary: Bo Harwood - Sound Recordist and Composer, Mike Ferris - Camera Operator
    • Interviews: Michel Ciment, Michael Wilson - Film Historians
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Stills/Photos

Disc 5: THE KILLING OF A CHINESE BOOKIE - 1976 Cut (135 minutes)

  • Dual Layer
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital Mono - English

Disc 6: THE KILLING OF A CHINESE BOOKIE - 1978 Cut (108 minutes)

  • Dual Layer
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Audio Interview - John Cassavetes - Actor
    • Production Interviews: Ben Gazzara - Actor, Al Ruban - Producer
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Stills/Photos

Disc 7: OPENING NIGHT

  • Dual Layer
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.66
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital Mono - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Interviews:
      1. Al Ruban - Director Of Photography
      2. John Cassavetes

Disc 8: A CONSTANT FORGE

  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital Mono - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Interviews:
      1. Gena Rowlands - Actor
      2. Ben Gazzara - Actor
      3. Peter Falk - Actor
      4. Seymour Cassel - Actor
      5. Lelia Goldoni - Actor
      6. Lynn Carlin - Actor
      7. Al Ruban - Producer
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Behind The Scenes Photos
    • Posters
    • Publicity Shots

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring , , , , , , &
Directed by

Entertainment Reviews:

Premiere - 02/01/2005
"[O]ne of the most controversial creators of postwar cinema."

Product Description:

Considered by many to be the father of independent film, John Cassavetes left behind a body of work which has become essential viewing for anyone interested in the art of narrative filmmaking. Peopled with average people, down-and-out types, and low-level criminals, his humanist vision is never flashy and always compassionate. This eight disc set collects five of these films, along with Charles Kiselyak's definitive documentary on Cassavetes, A CONSTANT FORGE (2000). SHADOWS (1959), FACES (1968), A WOMAN UNDER THE INFLUENCE (1974), THE KILLING OF A CHINESE BOOKIE (1978), and OPENING NIGHT (1977), are all presented here in definitive versions, from new transfers.

Plot Keywords:

Documentary | Film Directors | Film History | Filmmakers | Theatrical Release

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  • UPC: 037429199220
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