Love Stream

Criterion

Love Stream


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.

FILM INFO

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

SPECIAL 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