Watch now

£12.45 + £1.26 shipping
In stock. Sold by SmokeCDs
Quantity:1

Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Colour:
  • A Woman Under The Influence [DVD]
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
      

A Woman Under The Influence [DVD]


Price: £12.45
Only 3 left in stock.
Dispatched from and sold by SmokeCDs.
3 new from £12.45 2 used from £7.50

LOVEFiLM By Post

£12.45 Only 3 left in stock. Dispatched from and sold by SmokeCDs.

Special Offers and Product Promotions


Frequently Bought Together

A Woman Under The Influence [DVD] + Opening Night (The John Cassavetes Collection) (DVD & Blu-ray) [1977] + Faces (The John Cassavetes Collection) (DVD & Blu-ray) [1968]
Price For All Three: £32.65

These items are dispatched from and sold by different sellers.

Buy the selected items together

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Product details

  • Actors: Peter Falk, Gena Rowlands, Katherine Cassavetes, Lady Rowlands, Mario Gallo
  • Directors: John Cassavetes
  • Producers: Sam Shaw
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Optimum
  • DVD Release Date: 23 Oct. 2006
  • Run Time: 141 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000HEVTO0
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 94,036 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Reviews

Although Nick (Peter Falk) and Mabel Longhetti (Gena Rowlands) still love each other, a failure to communicate leads to the deterioration of their marriage when the latter suffers a nervous breakdown. The film won two Academy Award nominations for the real life husband and wife team of John Cassavetes (Director) and Gena Rowlands (Actress).

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By schumann_bg TOP 50 REVIEWER on 18 July 2012
Format: DVD
A Woman Under The Influence is one of the great films, not just of the 70s but since the beginning of cinema, it has such grandeur in its intimacy, such emotion, and it fearlessly sustains this over two and a half hours. Gena Rowlands gives a performance that no adjective can adequately describe, it takes you so much into the heart and soul of this woman who seems to be having such difficulty keeping it together - although I remember Cassavetes saying in an interview that she was quite normal and that it would be just as reasonable to see the husband and others as really having the problems, not her. She just didn't fit into society's expectation of how a wife and mother should behave ... however one sees this - and the question is surely at the heart of the film - Gena Rowlands and Peter Falk make one of the most memorable and touching screen couples, getting a tremendous range of feeling and tone into the portrayal of these lives - and humour as well. I'm sure anyone who has seen the film will forever think of the name Mabel in a different way; Gena Rowlands becomes her so completely and the camera just doesn't flinch, so she becomes one of the most complete embodiments of a certain mode of being and feeling that has ever been caught on screen. It's a film that has to be seen by anyone who really cares about what the medium can do - ideally on the big screen, but failing that, on DVD.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By "schroederman" on 10 Mar. 2001
Format: VHS Tape
Shot and released back in 1974, Woman is a searingly honest depiction of a wife and mother cruising along the edges of sanity. Cassavetes cast his own partner Gene Rowlands as 'the everyday housewife' and was rewarded with a power-house performance which remains a career best. Close friend and co-hort Peter Falk filled the role of Rowlands' husband, getting a rare chance to demonstrate his skill and sensitivity as an actor with a striking protrayal of a working joe suddenly confronted with the unknown. The story is a simple narrative following the woman's struggle with her inner demons, balanced with the subsequent effect on her small family which is thrown into near turmoil without her at the helm. This is a haunting film, lovingly made and every inch an equal to the following year's Oscar shower, One flew over the Cuckoo's nest (also dealing with mental health). Futhermore, the movie has aged remarkably well; no doubt due to the fact that modern-day living - house, car, pet etc. - remains largely unchanged. A woman under the influence is a testament to Cassavetes' gift and bravery as a filmmaker and there is quality right down the line. Gene Rowlands rightly won herself an Oscar for her journey into darkness and helped ensure that this film ranks along the finest of 70's cinema.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Savannah D on 6 Jan. 2010
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This is an excellent film by John Cassavetes, it's a must see for all budding actors and filmmakers out there. Cassavetes was way ahead of his time in his improv working methods and there is so much to learn from viewing this film, which stands out for me from the rest of his work. Peter Falk is a genius, and this film is a testament to his underrated talent. Gina Rowlands and the rest of the cast give outstanding realistic performances in what is an innovative and original piece of filmmaking.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By The Doogster on 8 Oct. 2012
Format: DVD
Gena Rowlands and Peter Falk both give mesmerising performances. Although the movie is 2.5 hours long, the time flies by because of its hypnotic nature. Cassavetes never bogs down the movie with lingering exposition. It's just raw, pure emotion.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 16 July 2001
Format: VHS Tape
This is the kind of movie that forces conversation afterwards. It is difficult to describe the film without giving away the story. The acting is extremely good. Peter Falk plays a man/husband that we have all sadly seen before. His co-star produces one of the best roles that I have seen. This is a don't miss film
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ronel on 10 May 2012
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
A wonderfully-written script,tight directing and award-winning acting keeps this film fresh after many years. It is definitely worth watching repeatedly.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Alexandros Simitis Molfesis on 23 Sept. 2009
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
CASSAVETES ( director only ) - ROWLANDS - FALK, IN GREAT MOMENTS !! Yoy will realize what it means realy caltural cinema. You will also understand why Cassavetes is called the "father" of American Independed cinema. Yoy will enjoy PETER FALK ( such a great actor ) and you will be astonished by the performance of Gena Rowlands. If you watch carefully you'll notice 2 more Columbo actors....
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


Look for similar items by category


Feedback