This inquiry into the nature of love in all its forms was Cassavetes’s last truly personal work. The dual-layer Blu-ray delivers the film in a new high-definition 1080p/24hz transfer while the first dual-layer DVD delivers a standard-definition version. It looks like this Criterion release may contain an extra ~18 minutes of the film compared with the timing numbers on my VHS copy. His false front quickly erodes to reveal that he's just as sleazy, debaucherous and inelegant as the trashy sex-filled novels that he writes. He is in every way their equal, but chose to work in decidedly unmarketable territory... reality. This dual-format edition presents the film in its original aspect ratio of about 1.85:1. Factory, Home Video Releases For The Week of October 13, 2020, Friday the 13th Collection Deluxe Edition Unboxing, Home Video Releases For The Week of October 6, 2020, Harry Potter: The Complete 8-Film Collection. This movie like most/all of John's is not for everyone but for a minority it is a god send. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Love Streams (Blu-ray + DVD) by Criterion Collection (Direct) Format: DVD. If I can't decipher the main meaning without spending an hour doing online research, then the film failed to make its point. He dove back into personal filmmaking later in the decade with the devastating domestic drama Faces (1968).
Criterion then includes Venturaâs making-of documentary Iâm Almost Not Crazyâ¦âJohn Cassavetes: The Man and His Work. This inquiry into the nature of love in all its forms was Cassavetesâs last truly personal work. Quality Acting From Actors With Plenty Of Experience That Seem To Transcend The Story However The Story Is Very Strong To It's Own Merit. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. Criterion has gathered together a good number of supplements starting with an audio commentary by writer Michael Ventura, who also made the documentary on the making of the film included as an extra here. It's worth noting that while the film itself carries a PG-13 rating, it contains something of R-rated quality: the opening sequence shows a few nude woman showing together.
The Blu-ray and booklet are housed in the left panel of the open case and the two DVDs are layered over the right panel. The supplements close with the filmâs theatrical trailer and the included booklet features a nice essay on the film by Dennis Lim, which is then followed by a rather personal piece on the film by Cassavetes himself, which he wrote for the New York Times in 1984. Just like 'Mulholland,' it abruptly ends with viewers left scratching their heads. Reviewed in the United States on September 6, 2014. The cleanliness of the picture is actually quite astonishing. The 1970s was a golden age for American Cinema. We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Stylistically this is unusual for Cassavetes but it is indeed intentional here.
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Great to see criterion do a release of this 30 years after the film came out.this is different than his other films in feel and atmosphere,it's quite dreamlike in places but still very much him.this film defies any easy description but thats just one more thing i love about it. The music, vocals and effects never felt like they were fighting to be the foremost sound. It focuses a lot on her performance in A Woman Under the Influence and Opening Night, breaking down specific sequences and pointing out the little nuances. Criterion presents the full version of the film, or, at the very least, Cassavetesâ preferred version. You should get as many as you can and enjoy each one, but know, it wasn't always this easy and the search was just as fun as the viewing. The few occasions Ventura goes out of his way to make it clear that Cassavetes was âgreatâ are unnecessary and a little distracting. Love Streams drops hints throughout about Cassavetes’s illness, from his appearance to that fond wave goodbye that closes the film, but it may be the equilibrium bestowed upon Robert and Sarah that best suggests a benediction. I'm no student of Lynch nor Cassavetes, but the similarities between the two are undeniable.
Get info about new releases, essays and interviews on the Current, Top 10 lists, and sales. The electric filmmaking genius John Cassavetes and his brilliant wife and collaborator Gena Rowlands give luminous, fragile performances as two closely bound, emotionally wounded souls who reunite after years apart. Black levels are consistently strong. Gena Rowland gets 5 stars easily!! Once again, these consistencies hold true with John Cassavetes' 1984 picture 'Love Streams' – the Blu-ray is immaculate and the film carries strong and unique qualities – only I didn't care for the film itself at all. So no need to worry, there is nothing wrong with your disc.). The transfer is clean and natural, and most importantly it does look like a film presentation. This item requires a region specific or multi-region DVD player and compatible TV. YEARS. Please choose a different delivery location.
The electric filmmaking genius John Cassavetes and his brilliant wife and collaborator Gena Rowlands give luminous, fragile performances as two closely bound, emotionally wounded characters who reunite after years apart. / It’s Not Just You, Murray! The late actor/director's 1984 film is an odd one, worthy of comparing to a wildly unpredictable and not-so-easily discernible films of David Lynch. The second act establishes their lives together. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 July 2015, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 17 July 2014. merci, sérieux et super rapide! John Cassavetes’ Love Streams makes its optical format debut after previously being released (in a heavily truncated version) on VHS by Cannon in the mid-eighties. I will be more than happy to retire my VHS when this comes out.
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