Opening Night (Blu-ray + DVD) BFI

$34.95

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).

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Special Features

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)

Format

Bluray, DVD

Label

BFI