John Cassavetes: Five Films
Boxed set of the father of American independent film's groundbreaking works includes "Shadows" (1959), Cassavetes' directorial debut, starring Leila Goldoni as a light-skinned black woman whose romance with a white man (Anthony Ray) is threatened when he learns the truth; unhappily married salesman John Marley finds solace in the arms of prostitute Gena Rowlands in "Faces" (1968); as "A Woman Under The Influence" (1974), housewife Rowlands' struggle with mental illness leads husband Peter Falk to have her committed; strip club owner Ben Gazzara agrees to murder to pay off gambling debts in "The Killing Of A Chinese Bookie" (1975), seen here in its theatrical version and a 1978 re-edit; and stage actress Rowlands faces a mid-life crisis in "Opening Night." With Gazzara, Cassavetes. Also features the documentary "A Constant Forge" (2000). 11 hrs. total. Standard and Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; interviews; photo gallery; theatrical trailers; more. Eight-disc set.
Academy Award ®
Nominee: Best Actress (Gena Rowlands), Best Supporting Actor (Seymour Cassel), Best Supporting Actress (Lynn Carlin), Best Director (John Cassavetes), Best Original Screenplay
- John Cassavetes
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- Cast: Ben Gazzara, Peter Falk, John Marley, Ben Carruthers, Lelia Goldoni, Timothy Carey, Gena Rowlands, Azizi Johari, Hugh Hurd, Lynn Carlin, Matthew Cassel, Anthony Ray, Meade Roberts, Matthew Laborteaux, Seymour Cassel, Dennis Sallas, Christina Grisanti, Katherine Cassavetes, Tom Allen, Alice Friedland, Lady Rowlands, David Pokitillow, Donna Gordon, Dorothy Gulliver, Rupert Crosse... More