Criterion Collection: John Cassavetes - Five Films

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This collection of six film from the influential independent writer and director John Cassavetes includes Shadows, Faces, A Woman Under the Influence, 2 different versions of The Killing of a Chinese Bookie, and Opening Night.
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Overview

This collection of six film from the influential independent writer and director John Cassavetes includes Shadows, Faces, A Woman Under the Influence, 2 different versions of The Killing of a Chinese Bookie, and Opening Night.
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Special Features

High-definition digital restorations of all five films, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks; High-definition digital restoration of director John Cassavete's 108-minute 1978 version of The Killing of a Chinese Bookie, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack; A constant forge: the life and art of John Cassavetes (2000), a 200-minute documentary by Charles Kiselyak; Interviews with actor Leila Goldoni and associate producer Seymour Cassel about Shadows; Silent footage from the Cassavetes-Lane drama workshop, from which Shadows emerged; Restoration demonstration for Shadows; Alternate eighteen-minute opening sequence for Faces; Episode of the French television series Cinéastes de Notre Temps from 1968, dedicated to Cassavetes; Making "Faces," a documentary featuring interview with actors Cassel, Lynn Carlin, and Gena Rowlands and director of photography Al Ruban; Al Ruban on lighting and shooting "Faces," a new program; Audio commentary for A Woman Under the Influence by sound recordist and composer Bo Harwood and camera operator Mike Ferris; Conversation between Rowlands and actor Peter Falk about A Woman Under the Influence; Interview program featuring actor Ben Gazzara and Ruban discussing The Killing of a Chinese Bookie; Conversation between Rowlands and Gazzara about Opening Night; Interview with Ruban about Opening Night; Three audio interviews with Cassavetes from the 1970s; Stills and poster galleries; Trailers; Plus: a booklet featuring essays by Gary Giddins, Kent Jones, Kiselyak, Stuart Klawans, Dennis Lim, and Phillip Lopate; writings by and interviews with Cassavetes; and tributes to the filmmaker by director Martin Scorsese; actor and writer Elaine Kagan, Cassavete's former secretary; and novelist Jonathan Lethem
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/22/2013
  • UPC: 715515111713
  • Source: Criterion
  • Region Code: A
  • Language: English
  • Time: 10:38:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 32,571

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