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Blu-ray, DVD Release: Love Streams

27 May 2014 1:54 PM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Aug. 12, 2014

Price: DVD $29.95, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $39.95

Studio: Criterion

John Cassavetes and Gena Rowlands star in Cassavetes's Love Streams.

The electric filmmaker John Cassavetes (Shadows, Faces) and his brilliant wife and collaborator Gena Rowlands (A Woman Under the Influence) give luminous, fragile performances as two closely bound, emotionally wounded characters who reunite after years apart in the 1984 drama Love Streams.

Exhilarating and risky, mixing sober realism with surreal flourishes, Love Streams is one of Cassavetes’s most truly personal works. It’s a remarkable film that comes at the viewer in a torrent of beautiful, erratic feeling as it examines the nature of love in all its forms.

Criterion’s new DVD and Blu-ray/DVD Combo editions of Love Streams contain the following 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 »

- Laurence

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New on Video: ‘The King of Comedy’

10 April 2014 9:43 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The King of Comedy

Written by Paul D. Zimmerman

Directed by Martin Scorsese

USA, 1982

It’s understandable if some viewers were a little surprised to learn Martin Scorsese was behind the comedic masterpiece that was last year’s The Wolf of Wall Street. While many of his films have had their fair share of black humor, he had never made what could be considered an outright comedy. The closest he had in the past was The King of Comedy, out now for the first time on Blu-ray. But this is no casual laugh riot. Quite the contrary, this 1982 film is among Scorsese’s most challenging features. Even with a dose of straight comedy, particularly early on, the film’s key themes and the increasing desperation of its primary characters are far from simply comical. Instead, The King of Comedy ends up as a cultural commentary wrapped in a darkly humorous veil, »

- Jeremy Carr

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