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John Cassavetes

Five Films
(DVD - 2004 )
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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.
Title: John Cassavetes
Five films
[videorecording (DVD)]
Publisher: [Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2004]
Edition: Special ed.
Characteristics: 8 videodiscs (ca. 837 min.) :,sd., col. and b&w ;,4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (67 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Notes: 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.
"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.
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Contents: Shadows (1959, 81 min.)
Faces (1968, 130 min.)
A woman under the influence (1974, 147 min.)
Killing of a Chinese bookie (1976, 135 min.)
Opening night (1977, 144 min.)
Summary: "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.
Audience: MPAA rating Not rated.
Alternate Title: Five films
ISBN: 0780029216
0780029224
0780029208
0780029194
0780028031
0780029232
Statement of 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
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.].
Performers: Ben Carruthers, Lelia Goldoni, John Marley, Gena Rowlands, Peter Falk, Fred Draper, Ben Gazzara, Timothy Carey, Joan Blondell.
System Details: DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1), widescreen (1.66:1) and widescreen (1.85:1) presentations; Dolby Digital, RSDL dual-layer.
Other Language: Closed-captioned.
Subject Headings: Accidents Drama. Bookmakers (Gambling) Drama. Insanity (Law) Drama. Man-woman relationships Drama.
Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Feature films.
Topical Term: Accidents
Bookmakers (Gambling)
Insanity (Law)
Man-woman relationships
Publisher No: OPE140
KIL050
WOM070
FAC060
SHA120
CAS060
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