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John Cassavetes: Five Films [Criterion Collection] [5 Discs] [Blu-ray]

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Overview

Special Features

  • High-definition digital restorations of all five films, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks
  • High-definition digital restoration of director John Cassavete's 108-minute 1978 version of The Killing of a Chinese Bookie, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
  • A constant forge: the life and art of John Cassavetes (2000), a 200-minute documentary by Charles Kiselyak
  • Interviews with actor Leila Goldoni and associate producer Seymour Cassel about Shadows
  • Silent footage from the Cassavetes-Lane drama workshop, from which Shadows emerged
  • Restoration demonstration for Shadows
  • Alternate eighteen-minute opening sequence for Faces
  • Episode of the French television series Cinéastes de Notre Temps from 1968, dedicated to Cassavetes
  • Making "Faces," a documentary featuring interview with actors Cassel, Lynn Carlin, and Gena Rowlands and director of photography Al Ruban
  • Al Ruban on lighting and shooting "Faces," a new program
  • Audio commentary for A Woman Under the Influence by sound recordist and composer Bo Harwood and camera operator Mike Ferris
  • Conversation between Rowlands and actor Peter Falk about A Woman Under the Influence
  • Interview program featuring actor Ben Gazzara and Ruban discussing The Killing of a Chinese Bookie
  • Conversation between Rowlands and Gazzara about Opening Night
  • Interview with Ruban about Opening Night
  • Three audio interviews with Cassavetes from the 1970s
  • Stills and poster galleries
  • Trailers
  • Plus: a booklet featuring essays by Gary Giddins, Kent Jones, Kiselyak, Stuart Klawans, Dennis Lim, and Phillip Lopate; writings by and interviews with Cassavetes; and tributes to the filmmaker by director Martin Scorsese; actor and writer Elaine Kagan, Cassavete's former secretary; and novelist Jonathan Lethem
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