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John Cassavetes. / Five films

Author: John CassavetesBen CarruthersLelia GoldoniJohn MarleyGena RowlandsAll authors
Publisher: Irvington, NY : Criterion Collection ; Chicago, IL : Distributed by Home Vision Entertainment, [2004]
Series: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 250-256.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Special edView all editions and formats
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"Shadows": Explores interracial friendships and relationships in the 1950's Beat-era New York City. "Faces": Richard and Maria are attempting to escape the anguish of their dissolving marriage by falling in the arms of others. "A woman under the influence": Mabel, is loved by her husband Nick, but her madness proves to be a problem in their marriage. "The killing of a Chinese bookie": To clear his debt, a strip club  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Fiction films
Documentary films
Biographical films
Nonfiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Melodrama
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: John Cassavetes; Ben Carruthers; Lelia Goldoni; John Marley; Gena Rowlands; Peter Falk; Erich Kollmar; Shafi Hadi; Jack Ackerman; Bo Harwood; Charles Kiselyak; Criterion Collection (Firm); Home Vision Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 0780029232 9780780029231
OCLC Number: 55859321
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Title from container.
"Shadows" originally released as a motion picture in 1959; "Faces" originally released as a motion picture in 1968; "A woman under the influence" originally released as a motion picture in 1974; "The killing of a Chinese bookie" originally released as a motion picture in 1976 and again in 1978; "Opening night" originally released as a motion picture in 1977.
Special features: new high-definition digital transfers; new video interviews with Cassavetes collaborators Gena Rowlands, Ben Gazzara, Peter Falk, Seymore Cassel, Lelia Goldini, Lynn Carlin and Al Ruban; two versions of "The killing of a Chinese bookie": Cassavete's original 135-min. cut as well as his subsequent 108-min. re-edit; "Faces" alternate opening; "Cinéastes de notre temps": an episode from the French television series; audio commentary on "A woman under the influence"; still galleries with hundreds of behind-the-scenes photos, publicity shots and posters; documentary "A constant forge" by Charles Kiselyak.
Credits: Directors of photography, Erich Kollmar ... [et al.] ; art director, Phedon Papamichael ; editors, John Cassavetes ... [et al.] ; music, Shifi Hadi, Jack Ackerman, Bo Harwood ; costume designer, Alexandra Corwin-Hankin ; production designers, Randy Liles ... [et al.].
Cast: Ben Carruthers, Lelia Goldoni, John Marley, Gena Rowlands, Peter Falk, Fred Draper, Ben Gazzara, Timothy Carey, Joan Blondell.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated.
Description: 8 videodiscs (ca. 837 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 guide (67 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Details: DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1), widescreen (1.66:1) and widescreen (1.85:1) presentations; Dolby Digital, RSDL dual-layer.
Contents: Shadows (1959, 81 min.) --
Faces (1968, 130 min.) --
A woman under the influence (1974, 147 min.) --
The killing of a Chinese bookie (1976, 135 min.) --
Opening night (1977, 144 min.) --
A constant forge (2000, 200 min.).
Series Title: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 250-256.
Other Titles: Shadows.
Faces.
Woman under the influence.
Killing of a Chinese bookie.
Opening night.
Constant forge.
Five films
Responsibility: Lion International ; Castle Hill Productions ; Continental Distributing, Inc. ; Orion Home Video ; Pioneer Entertainment ; Faces Distributing Corp ; producers, Maurice McEndree, Sam Shaw, Al Rubin ; written and directed by John Cassavetes.

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"Shadows": Explores interracial friendships and relationships in the 1950's Beat-era New York City. "Faces": Richard and Maria are attempting to escape the anguish of their dissolving marriage by falling in the arms of others. "A woman under the influence": Mabel, is loved by her husband Nick, but her madness proves to be a problem in their marriage. "The killing of a Chinese bookie": To clear his debt, a strip club owner grapples with his own conscience as he must kill a Chinese bookie. "Opening night": A young woman gets killed in an accident trying to meet her favorite actress after a play.

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