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A Woman Under the Influence (Blu-ray + DVD) BFI


Receiving its long-overdue Blu-ray world premiere, A Woman Under the Influence is arguably John Cassavetes most popular and influential film. Released in 1974 it stars Cassavetes’ wife Gena Rowlands (Gloria, Faces) and the legendary Peter Falk (Columbo) as Mabel and Nick Longhetti, a blue-collar couple struggling to cope with her slide into mental illness.

A key work from a golden era of American independent filmmaking this masterpiece is as powerful and devastating today as it was when it was first released. The film received two Oscar® nominations – Rowlands for Best Actress and Cassavetes for Best Director, losing out to Francis Ford Coppola for Godfather Pt II.

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Special Features

Falk on Cassavetes: husbands and Wives (DVD only, 15 minutes).
Elaine Kagan interviewed by Tom Charity (DVD only, 19 minuets).
Original trailer ( 3 minutes).
Alternative 16mm trailer (3 minutes).
Fully illustrated booklet featuring interviews and new essays by Tom Charity and Al Ruban.


Bluray, DVD