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  This light-heated (for Cassavetes) love story is pleasantly conveyed by two wonderful performances by Gena Rowlands and Seymour Cassell. Rowlands was never more beautiful as a repressed, damaged mid-30's woman who meets her match in Seymour. Cassell is a powderkeg of energy and romantic notions (on his terms).

There is a great supporting performance by Val Avery as Zelmo Swift and an unusual (as always) Timothy Carey that's worth the price of admission. Made between Husbands and A Woman Under the Influence this is Cass' most accessible film that should touch the heart of anyone (especially the Cassavetes haters) who claim his films are too long and ponderously heavy at times. Made my Top Ten that year and not seen by enough people.

Excerpt of shepardjessica's comments on IMdb located HERE


Theatrical Release: December 22nd, 1971 - USA

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DVD Review: Anchor Bay - Region 1 - NTSC

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Distribution Anchor Bay - Region 1- NTSC
Runtime 1:55:12
Video 1.82:1 Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 4.76 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.


Audio English (Dolby Digital 2.0 ) - Commentary in same
Subtitles None

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Studio: Anchor Bay

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• Commentary by Gena Rowlands and Seymour Cassel
• Trailer
• Talent Bios

DVD Release Date: January 25th, 2000

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This isn't a bad DVD at all. Anamorphic with commentary - certainly no contrast boosting or digital manipulations that I can see. I can even spot some film grain. Colors and sharpness are passable. There are no subtitles and a trailer and text bios are also included as extras. For Cassavetes fans - this is a must own DVD. The film is essential and unique Cassavetes - genuine, warm, human comedy sprinkled with the essence or verite. No brainier to buy while you still can. It's this type of DVD that disappears and eventually gets ridiculous prices used. out of   

Gary W. Tooze


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