- Actors: Gena Rowlands, Ben Gazzara, Timothy Carey, Robert Phillips, John Kullers
- Directors: John Cassavetes
- Producers: Al Ruban, Sam Shaw, Maurice McEndree
- Format: Box set, PAL
- Language: French, Italian
- Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Number of discs: 5
- Classification: 15
- Studio: Optimum
- DVD Release Date: 12 Sept. 2005
- Run Time: 750 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B000A2FCPQ
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 60,213 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
The John Cassavetes Collection [DVD]
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THE JOHN CASSAVETES COLLECTION: SHADOWS FACES A WOMAN UNDER THE INFLUENCE THE KILLING OF A CHINESE BOOKIE OPENING NIGHT Aspect: 16:9 Anamorphic Widescreen Audio: Stereo Special Features
- High definition digital transfers
- Audio Commentaries from Peter Bogdanovich, Seymour Cassel, Producer Al Ruben, critic Tom Charity, sound recordist Bo Harwood and cameraman Mike Ferris.
- Audio interviews with Cassavetes
- Filmed interview with Seymour Cassel
- Booklet containing interviews with Gena Rowlands and Cassavetes, biogs
- Faces alternate opening, which features 17 min of footage not included in the final cut.
- Two versions of The Killing of A Chinese Bookie Cassavetes' original 135 minute cut as well as his subsequent 108 minute re-edit. Shadows (1959/B&W) Running time 81 mins approx
- Audio Commentary by Seymour Cassel and Tom Charity
- Silent rehearsal footage Faces (1968/B&W) Running time 124 mins approx
- Alternative Opening sequence
- Audio commentary on alternative opening sequence by Peter Bogdanovich and Producer Al Ruban
- Interview with Seymour Cassel A Woman Under The influence (1974/Col) Running time 140 mins approx
- Interview with Elaine Kagan (Cassavetes' assistant)
- Audio interview with John Cassavetes The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976 Original Version/1978 Re-release version/Col) Running time 135 (1976) & 108 mins (1978)
- Two versions of the film, Version 1 1976 and Version 2 1978
- Audio interview with John Cassavetes
- Audio commentary on selected scenes by Peter Bogdanovich and Al Ruban Opening Night (1977/Col) Running time 137 mins approx
- Audio interview with Cassavetes
- Audio Commentary by Tom Charity, cameraman Mike Ferris and sound recordist Bo Harwood
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Jean-Luc Godard (since another reviewer used him as an example) is somewhat overrated as well. While he directed several excellent films early on, some of his middle age and, especially, later films are quite sub par. One should not choose a single filmmaker and put him/her as a "benchmark". Film-making is so complex and dynamic process and this is why it is so much fun to have so many different film styles, film presentations, film "languages", film cultures.
Every time when someone authoritatively tries to single-out the "benchmark" freedom suffers.
If one watched first couple of Fassbinder films (for example) at the time of release and dismissed these (with 1-2 "stars") and should that one had enough influence to oppress (like in former socialist countries), Fassbinder would has never been able to realize himself as one of the greats later on.
While Cassavetes is not one of handful of the greats he came close enough with some of his films and deserves at least 4 stars using current Amazon rating system, which, by the way, is quite poorly designed as rating should have been from 1 to 10.
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Questionable filmmaking? To be frank, it is. Leaving aside and respecting his breakthrough the Hollywood system he does not quite reach the status everybody is praising him for. Read morePublished on 2 May 2010 by Burciu Mihai