John Cassavetes’ film – OPENING NIGHT – released by the BFI as dual format dvd set

posted 28 May 2013, 00:25 by Julian Whiting

Opening Night OPENING NIGHT (15) 1977 USA   CASSAVETES, JOHN         £19.99
Broadway actress Myrtle Gordon (Gena Rowlands) rehearses for her latest play about a woman in denial at the onset of her autumn years. When Myrtle witnesses the accidental death of an adoring young fan, it catalyses a crisis of confidence in both her professional and her personal life and threatens to undermine the whole production.

Featuring a startling and compelling performance by Gena Rowlands, which won her the Silver Bear for Best Actress in 1978, Opening Night is arguably one of John Cassavetes most self-reflexive works and offers an insightful and intriguing evocation of the theatrical experience from both sides of the proscenium.

Opening Night 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 (320kbp)

DVD available to buy at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/new-english-language-films-on-dvd