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Spine #1029

May 26, 2020

Number of Discs: 1

  • 1.85:1 Widescreen
  • English PCM Mono
  • English subtitles


Other Versions:

Original release

Directed By: John Cassavetes
Licensor: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

The trailblazing independent auteur John Cassavetes pushes his raw, uncompromising emotional realism to its limit in this unflinching portrait of masculinity in crisis. Cassavetes joins Ben Gazzara and Peter Falk—both of whom would become key collaborators of the director’s—playing a trio of middle-aged Long Island family men who, following the sudden death of their best friend, channel their grief into an epic, multiday bender that takes them from Manhattan to London in a desperate, debauched quest to feel alive. By turns painfully funny and woundingly perceptive, this self-described “comedy about life, death, and freedom” stands as perhaps the most fearless, harrowingly honest deconstruction of American manhood ever committed to film.

  • Audio commentary with author Marshall Fine
  • The Story of “Husbands”—A Tribute to John Cassavetes
  • New interviews with producer Al Ruban and actor Jenny Runacre
  • New video essay by filmmaker Daniel Raim, featuring audio recordings of John Cassavetes in his own words, exploring the actor-director’s spirited approach to acting
  • Episode of The Dick Cavett Show from 1970 featuring John Cassavetes, Ben Gazzara, and actor Peter Falk
  • Trailer
  • An essay by filmmaker Andrew Bujalski


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