Long Day's Journey into Night

Long Day's Journey into Night

Director: Michael Blakemore, Peter Wood

Cast: Laurence Olivier, Constance Cummings

     
 

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This British television adaptation of Eugene O'Neill's classic drama is given a simple but strong presentation for its North American DVD release. Long Day's Journey Into Night has been transferred to disc in its original full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1, and the audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Mono. No multiple language features have been added.See more details below

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This British television adaptation of Eugene O'Neill's classic drama is given a simple but strong presentation for its North American DVD release. Long Day's Journey Into Night has been transferred to disc in its original full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1, and the audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Mono. No multiple language features have been added. Bonus materials include biographies and notable credits for the key creative team, a trivia quiz on leading man Laurence Olivier, excerpts from interviews with Olivier and O'Neill, and texts for three plays by Eugene O'Neill -- Beyond the Horizon, Marco Miller, and The Emperor Jones -- which can be accessed on computers equipped with DVD-ROM drives.

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Sir Laurence Olivier, in a rare and Emmy-winning television appearance, stars in the acclaimed National Theatre Company stage production of this painfully autobiographical work by Eugene O'Neill -- a play so brutally revealing that he hoped it would never be performed. In it Olivier portrays James Tyrone, an aging actor who has abandoned all of being a great performer and has settled for a being a hack. His bitter wife, Mary, has slipped into morphine addiction, while his eldest son, Jamie, is a drunk, envious of the writing talent of his younger brother, Edmund. These four huanted lives clash in what O'neill called his story of "old sorrow, written in tears and blood."

Product Details

Release Date:
10/21/2003
UPC:
0066805306358
Original Release:
1973
Rating:
NR
Source:
Bfs Entertainment
Sound:
[Dolby Digital]
Time:
2:40:00

Special Features

DVD-Rom special features: three plays by Eugene O'Neill (Beyond the Horizon, Marco Miller, The Emperor Jones); biographies; selected works/filmography; Sir Laurence Olivier trivia; "Sir Laurence Olivier: In His Own Words"; "Eugene O'Neill: In His Own Words"

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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Part One
1. Introduction [1:45]
2. Land Is Land [8:40]
3. Compliments [4:56]
4. Edmund's Health [7:21]
5. A Mother's Worry [11:22]
6. The Drink [7:03]
7. Suspicions [5:39]
8. Lunchtime Anger [9:39]
9. Prayer and Hope [5:43]
10. No Place to Go [6:40]
11. Laying Blame [3:50]
12. Lies [5:36]
Side #2 -- Part Two
1. Reminiscing [5:05]
2. Home From Uptown [7:43]
3. Tempers Flare [6:45]
4. The Poison [3:17]
5. Ablaze With Electricity [7:37]
6. Unpleasant Topics [3:48]
7. A Father's System [6:14]
8. Life Lessons [11:45]
9. The Absent Brother [6:01]
10. The Blues [7:03]
11. A Warning [4:50]
12. "Enter Ophelia" [10:59]

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