The John Cassavetes Collection
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
- 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 sensation when it was released in 1968, this John Cassavetes film earned Oscar nominations for actors Seymour Cassel and Lynn Carlin. Improvised and shot in an edgy, hand-held fashion, the film examines the disintegration of the marriage of a couple in the mid-life doldrums. Each seeks solace elsewhere: husband John Marley with prostitute Gena Rowlands, wife Carlin with a free spirit played by Cassel. But neither finds anything approaching the fulfilment they feel is missing from the marriage. Indeed, in Cassavetes' probe of raw emotions, these people discover that, just maybe, the problem lies not with their spouse but with themselves. You need to be a fan of Cassavetes's loose, actor-friendly style to appreciate this intriguing but sometimes rambling drama. --Marshall Fine
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.