Opening Night

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

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).

Special features

  • Audio Commentary.
  • Memories of John (30 min, DVD only).
  • Falk on Cassavetes part 3: the later years (15 mins, DVD only).

Product information

    • Certificate

      15

    • Colour

      Colour

    • Sound

      Sound

    • Running time

      144mins

    • DVD region

      • 2 Europe (except Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus), Middle East, Egypt, Japan, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Greenland, French Overseas departments and territories

    • Blu-ray region

      • B - Includes most European and Middle-Eastern countries, all of Africa, Australia and New Zealand

    • Catalogue number

      BFIB1129

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