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Opening Night (Dual Format Edition) Opening Night (Dual Format Edition)

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John Cassavetes’s emotionally charged film stands as one of the great American movies about theatre and the art of performance.

John Cassavetes’s emotionally charged film stands as one of the great American movies about theatre and the art of performance.

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Receiving its long overdue world premiere on Blu-ray, as part of this Dual Format Edition, John Cassavetes’s emotionally charged 1977 film Opening Night stands as one of the great American movies about theatre and the art of performance, and was nominated for two Golden Globes.

Featuring the great Gena Rowlands (A Woman Under the Influence) in an award-winning role as the Broadway acting legend Myrtle Gordon. When a young fan dies in an accident while trying to meet her, Gordon must confront her personal demons in the run-up to the opening of her latest play.

Opening Night also stars John Cassavetes in a rare acting role in one of his own films, alongside his regular collaborator Ben Gazzara (Husbands, The Big Lebowski, The Killing of a Chinese Bookie).

Receiving its long overdue world premiere on Blu-ray, as part of this Dual Format Edition, John Cassavetes’s emotionally charged 1977 film Opening Night stands as one of the great American movies about theatre and the art of performance, and was nominated for two Golden Globes.

Featuring the great Gena Rowlands (A Woman Under the Influence) in an award-winning role as the Broadway acting legend Myrtle Gordon. When a young fan dies in an accident while trying to meet her, Gordon must confront her personal demons in the run-up to the opening of her latest play.

Opening Night also stars John Cassavetes in a rare acting role in one of his own films, alongside his regular collaborator Ben Gazzara (Husbands, The Big Lebowski, The Killing of a Chinese Bookie).

Extras

  • Presented in both High Definition and Standard Definition
  • Audio commentary by Tom Charity, Mike Ferris and Bo Harwood
  • Memories of John (DVD only, 29 mins)
  • Falk on Cassavetes: the later years (DVD only, 14 mins)
  • Fully illustrated booklet featuring interviews and essays from Tom Charity, Al Ruban and Peter Bogdanovich
  • Disc 1: BD50 | 1080p | 24fps | PCM mono audio (48k/16-bit)
  • Disc 2: DVD9 | PAL | Dolby Digital mono audio (320kbps)

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU 5035673011294
Catalogue Number BFIB1129
Subtitle A film by John Cassavetes
Product contents
  • Audio Commentary.
  • Memories of John (30 min, DVD only).
  • Falk on Cassavetes part 3: the later years (15 mins, DVD only).
Year 1977
Director Cassavetes, John
Format DVD, Blu-Ray
Publisher(s) BFI
Countries United States
Colour Colour
Sound Sound
Running time 144
DVD region 2
Blu-ray region B
Certificate 15

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