Husbands (Extended Cut)

Closed Capationed Starring: Ben Gazzara & Peter Falk Director: John Cassavetes  Rated: PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned for Children Under 13
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 22 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1970
  • Label: Sony Pictures
  • Encoding: Region [unknown]
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Special Edition
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Mono - English
    • Subtitles - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Audio Commentary:
      1. Marshall Fine, Author
    • Featurette:
      1. The Story of Husbands: A Tribute to John Cassavetes

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Entertainment Reviews:

Film Comment - 07/01/2009
"[A] rollercoaster ride of male bonding, starring Ben Gazzara, Peter Falk, and the director himself..."
A.V. Club - 08/19/2009
"A melancholy mood piece about the perils of trying to return to adolescence....The film indelibly captures the hollow feeling that ensues when drinking, partying, and hanging out stop being fun and become a grueling endurance test." -- Grade: B+
Total Film - 11/01/2012
3 stars out of 5 -- "[N]otable for its raw performances..."

Product Description:

John Cassavetes continues to delve the depths of the human condition with this story of three men who embark on a journey to cope with the death of their best friend. Harry (Ben Gazzara), Archie (Peter Falk of COLUMBO), and Gus (Cassavetes) gather together to pay their respects and decide, on a whim, to travel to London to get away from the pressures of work and family. Upon arriving, they gamble and bring three call girls back to their hotel room; these actions unwittingly present them with individual life issues with which to contend. As usual with Cassavetes's films, there is no traditional narrative; rather, there is a series of seemingly insignificant exchanges that need to be processed moment to moment for the film to deliver its greatest impact. Superficially a comedy, HUSBANDS contains enough serious questions to keep it dramatic, making for a hysterical, challenging, and enlightening work. Collaborators Cassavetes, Gazzara, and Falk interact with an honesty enhanced by their being friends in real life, which allows their characters to emerge with truths inherent to these relationships.

Product Description:

Husbands, 1971 Golden GlobesĀ® nominee for best screenplay,follows three middle-aged husbands, with wives and houses in the New York suburbs, who go on a wild spree after a close friend dies of a heart attack. Ending up in London, the three must confront their own mortality and decide how to spend the rest of their lives.

Plot Synopsis:

From maverick director John Cassavetes comes this humorous story of three New York husbands who lose their best friend. Depressed and confused, they decide to fly to London on a whim to try to recapture the freedom of their youth. In between, they talk, argue and laugh, living a life on screen as if in real time, in the trademark Cassavetes style that is unorthodox yet engrossing. The cast is comprised of real-life friends and artistic collaborators Peter Falk, Ben Gazzara, and Cassavetes himself.

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Essential Cinema | London, England | Theatrical Release

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  • Sales Rank: 24,384
  • UPC: 043396257641
  • Shipping Weight: 0.16/lbs (approx)
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