Love Streams Film Still

Love Streams

John Cassavetes

Love Streams (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

12 Aug 2014

Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD

3 Discs

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  • United States
  • 1984
  • 141 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • English
  • Spine #721

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. Exhilarating and risky, mixing sober realism with surreal flourishes, Love Streams is a remarkable film that comes at the viewer in a torrent of beautiful, erratic feeling. This inquiry into the nature of love in all its forms was Cassavetes’s last truly personal work.



DirectorJohn Cassavetes
ScreenplayTed Allan and John Cassavetes
Based on a play byTed Allan
Executive producerAl Ruban
ProducersMenahem Golan and Yoram Globus
Director of photographyAl Ruban
Art directorPhedon Papamichael
Unit production managersChris Pearce and Al Ruban
MusicBo Harwood
EditorGeorge C. Villaseñor
Sound mixersBo Harwood, Richard Lightstone and Mike Denecke
Costume designerJennifer Smith-Ashley
MakeupMichael Stein
HairDeann Power
Assistant directorsFrank Beetson, Randy Carter, Eddy Donno and Michael Lally
Stunt coordinatorEddy Donno
Production office supervisorCarole R. Smith
Script supervisorHelen Caldwell
Set photographersLarry Shaw and François Duhamel

Disc Features

  • New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New audio commentary featuring writer Michael Ventura
  • New video essay on actor Gena Rowlands by film critic Sheila O’Malley
  • New interviews with executive producer and director of photography Al Ruban and actor Diahnne Abbott
  • Interview from 2008 with actor Seymour Cassel
  • “I’m Almost Not Crazy . . .”—John Cassavetes: The Man and His Work (1984), a sixty-minute documentary by Ventura on the making of Love Streams
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Dennis Lim and a 1984 New York Times piece on the film by Cassavetes

    New cover by Eric Skillman

Other Editions

Love Streams (Criterion DVD)

12 Aug 2014


2 Discs

SRP: $29.95

Criterion Store price:$23.96

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