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Paketti sisältää viisi John Cassavetesin ohjaamaa elokuvaa upeina British Film Instituten remasteroituina dual -julkaisuina. Jokaisessa julkaisussa sekä blu-ray- että DVD-versiot sekä runsaasti extroja. Jokainen levy ja kotelo uudenveroisessa kunnossa. Jokainen on B/R2-(Eurooppa)-julkaisu ja tekstitykset löytyvät englanniksi. Paketti myydään kokonaisena. Alla tarkemmat tuotekuvaukset.

- Shadows (1959) / Faces (1968) / A Woman Under the Influence (1974) / The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976) / Opening Night (1977)

 

SHADOWS (DVD and Blu-ray)
A film by John Cassavetes

Set amongst the lively milieu of artists and jazz musicians in bohemian 1950s New York, John Cassavetes' directorial debut follows the doomed relationship between a young mixed-race woman Lelia (Lelia Goldoni) and Tony (Anthomy Ray), a white man who betrays his prejudice when he meets Lelia's brother, a struggling jazz singer.

Shot on location with a cast and crew largely made up of amateurs and featuring a swinging, improvised score by Charles Mingus and Shafi Hadi, Shadows gave birth to a radical new film language grounded in authenticity, and is widely considered the first truly independent American film.

Special Features

  • Presented in both High Definition and Standard Definition
  • Audio commentary with Cassavetes collaborator Seymour Cassel and film critic Tom Charity
  • Falk on Cassavetes: the early years (DVD only, 13 mins)
  • 16mm footage of John Cassavetes and Burt Lane's acting workshop (DVD only, 4 mins)
  • Theatrical trailer (DVD only, 4 mins)
  • Fully illustrated booklet featuring new essays and notes from Michael Atkinson, Brian Morton and Tom Charity

US | 1959 | black & white | English language, with optional hard-of-hearing subtitles | 82 minutes | Original aspect ratio 1.33:1

Disc 1: BD25 | 1080p | 24fps | PCM mono audio (48k/24-bit)
Disc 2: DVD9 | PAL | Dolby Digital mono audio (320kbps)

Region 2 PAL DVD
Region B Blu-ray

 

FACES (DVD and Blu-ray)
A film by John Cassavates

Chairman of the Board Richard (John Marley) and his wife Maria (Lynn Carlin) seek solace from their disintegrating marriage in the arms of other lovers in John Cassavetes' astonishingly powerful 1968 feature, Faces. Shooting in seering, high-contrast black and white 16mm, Cassavetes dissects the suffocating world of middle-class Los Angeles where hollow laughter and drunken frivolities mask loneliness and social alienation.

Nominated for three Oscars® - an unheard-of achievement for an independent film at the time - Faces employs a freewheeling, realistic approach, and showcases some of the finest performances ever seen in American cinema

Special Features

  • Presented in Both High Definition and Standard Definition
  • Alternative opening sequence (DVD only, 21 mins)
  • Alternative opening sequence audio commentary (DVD only, 21 mins): Peter Bogdanovich and Al Ruban discuss an earlier cut of Faces
  • Seymour Cassel interviewed by Tom Charity (DVD only, 47 mins)
  • Illustrated booklet featuring interviews and new essays from Tom Charity and Al Ruban

US | 1968 | Black & white | English language with optional hard-of hearing subtitles | 130 minutes | Original aspect ratio 1.66:1

Disc1: BD25 | 1080p | 24fps | PCM mono audio (48k/24-bit) Disc 2: DVD9 | PAL | Dolby Digital mono audio (320kbps)

Region 2 PAL DVD
Region B Blu-ray

 

A WOMAN UNDER THE INFLUENCE
A film by John Cassavetes

Arguably John Cassavetes most successful and influential film, A Woman Under the Influence stars Gena Rowlands (Gloria, Faces) and the legendary Peter Falk (Columbo) as Mabel and Nick Longhetti, a blue-collar worker couple struggling to cope with Mabel's slide into mental illness

Featuring a central performance of awe-inspiring conviction from Gena Rowlands, this critically acclaimed film is as powerful today as it was upon its original release, when it earned Oscar® nominations for Rowlands (Best Actress) and John Cassavates (Best Director).

Special features

  • Presented in both High Definition and Standard Definition
  • Falk on Cassavetes: Husbands and Wives (DVD only, 15 mins)
  • Elaine Kagan interviewed by Tom Charity (DVD only, 19 mins)
  • Original trailer (3 mins)
  • Alternative 16mm trailer (3 mins)
  • Fully illustrated booklet featuring interviews and new essays by Tom Charity and Al Ruban

US | 1974 | colour | English language, with optional hard-of-hearing subtitles | 147 minutes | Original aspect ratio 1.85:1

Disc 1: BD50 | 1080p | 24fps | PCM mono audio (48k/24-bit)
Disc 2: DVD9 | PAL | Dolby Digital mono audio (320kbps)

Region 2 PAL DVD
Region B Blu-ray

 

THE KILLING OF A CHINESE BOOKIE (DVD + Blu-ray)

A film by John Cassavetes

In an absorbing performance Ben Gazzara plays small-time Sunset Strip entrepreneur Cosmo Vittelli, owner of the Crazy Horse West night spot. An obsessive showman, Cosmo navigates a murky world of loan sharks and crooks to keep his club afloat, but when a gambling debt spirals out of control he is blackmailed into accepting a murderous commission.

Featuring stand-out turns by Seymour Cassel and Timothy Carey as the underworld racketeers out to fleece Cosmo, John Cassavetes' portrayal of one man's hubristic descent subverts the conventions of its genre to explore the darker side of the American dream.

Special Features

  • Presented in both High Definition and Standard Definition
  • Includes both the long 1976 version and the 1978 re-edit
  • Selected scenes commentary on the 1976 version by Al Rubin and Peter Bogdanovich
  • Fully illustrated booklet featuring a new essay by Tom Charity, recollections from Al Ruban and an original review

Warning: This film contains flashing lights which may be harmful to some viewers

USA | 1976 + 1978 | colour | English language, with optional hard-of-hearing subtitles | 134 minutes + 109 minutes | original aspect ratio 1.85:1 | Region 2 DVD/Region B Blu-ray

  • Disc 1: BD50 | 1080p | 24fps | PCM moo 2.0 audio (48k/16-bit)
  • Disc 2: DVD9 | PAL | Dolby Digital mono 2.0 audio (256kbps)

 

OPENING NIGHT (DVD + Blu-ray)
A film by John Cassavetes

Broadway actress Myrtle Gordon (Gena Rowlands) rehearses for her latest play about a woman in denial at the onset of her autumn years. When Myrtle witnesses the accidental death of an adoring young fan, it leads to a crisis of confidence in both her professional and her personal life which threatens to undermine the whole production.

Featuring a startling and compelling performance by Gena Rowlands, which won her the Silver Bear for Best Actress in 1978, Opening Night is arguably one of John Cassavetes' most self-reflexive works and offers an insightful and intriguing evocation of the theatrical experience from both side of the proscenium.

Special Features

  • Presented in both High Definition and Standard Definition
  • Audio commentary by Tom Charity, Mike Ferris and Bo Harwood
  • Memories of John (Doug Headline, 2012, 29 mins, DVD only)
  • Falk on Cassavetes: the later years (Paul Joyce, 2012, 14 mins, DVD only)
  • Fully illustrated booklet featuring interviews and essays from Tom Charity, Al Ruban and Peter Bogdanovich

USA | 1977 | colour | English language, with optional English hard-of-hearing subtitles | 144 minutes | Original aspect ratio 1.85:1

Disc 1: BD50 | 1080p | 24fps | PCM mono audio (48k/16-bit)
Disc 2: DVD9 | PAL | Dolby Digital mono audio (320kbps)

Region 2 PAL DVD
Region B Blu-ray

 

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