Irvington, NY : Criterion Collection, ., Chicago, IL :
8 videodiscs (approximately 945 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 guide (67 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm).
0780028031, 9780780028036, 0780029194, 9780780029194, 0780029208, 9780780029200, 0780029224, 9780780029224, 0780029216, 9780780029217, 0780029240, 9780780029248, 0780029232, 9780780029231
037429199220, 037429187722, 037429198827, 037429198926, 037429199121, 037429199022, 037429199329, 037429199220
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"Shadows" originally released as a motion picture in 1959 (produced by Maurice McEndree ; associate producer, Seymour Cassel ; directed by John Cassavetes ; Faces Distribution Corp. ; starring Ben Carruthers, Lelia Goldoni, Hugh Hurd, Anthony Ray, Rupert Crosse) ; "Faces" originally released as a motion picture in 1968 (produced by Maurice McEndree ; written and directed by John Cassavetes ; associate producer, Al Ruban ; Faces Distribution Corp. ; starring John Marley, Gena Rowlands, Lynn Carlin, Fred Draper, Seymour Cassel, Val Avery) ; "A woman under the influence" originally released as a motion picture in 1974 (produced by Sam Shaw ; written and directed by John Cassavetes ; Faces Distribution Corp. ; starring Peter Falk, Gena Rowlands) ; "The killing of a Chinese bookie" originally released as a motion picture in 1976 and again in 1978 (Faces Distribution Corp. presents an Al Ruban production ; writer/director, John Cassavetes ; producer, Al Ruban ; starring Ben Gazzara, Timothy Agoglia Carey, Seymour Cassel, Robert Phillips, Morgan Woodward, John Red Kullers, Al Ruban) ; "Opening night" originally released as a motion picture in 1977 (producer, Al Ruban ; writer/director, John Cassavetes ; Faces Distribution Corp. ; starring Gena Rowlands, Ben Gazzara, John Cassavetes, Joan Blondell, Paul Stewart, Zohra Lampert).
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.
Directors of photography, Erich Kollmar [and others] ; art director, Phedon Papamichael ; editors, John Cassavetes [and others] ; music, Shifi Hadi, Jack Ackerman, Bo Harwood ; costume designer, Alexandra Corwin-Hankin ; production designers, Randy Liles [and others].
Ben Carruthers, Lelia Goldoni, John Marley, Gena Rowlands, Peter Falk, Fred Draper, Ben Gazzara, Timothy Carey, Joan Blondell.
"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.
MPAA rating: Not rated.
DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1), widescreen (1.66:1) and widescreen (1.85:1) presentations; Dolby Digital, RSDL dual-layer.