'The Opening Act'; Arrives On Blu-ray & DVD December 15, 2020 From RLJE Films 6RLJE Films has officially announced and detailed their physical releases of ‘The Opening Act’. The new film written and directed by comedian Steve Byrne will be available to own on Blu-ray and DVD beginning December 15, 2020 and is currently available to rent or own on Digital. Continue below to check out the full announcement for the release including bonus content listings, disc specs and more, plus artwork for both physical releases.


'The Opening Act'; Arrives On Blu-ray & DVD December 15, 2020 From RLJE Films 7FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE



On DVD and Blu-ray December 15, 2020


LOS ANGELES (November 4, 2020) – RLJE Films, a business unit of AMC Networks, will release THE OPENING ACT on December 15, 2020 on DVD and Blu-ray.


Written and directed by stand-up comedian Steve Byrne (Always Amazing) and produced by Vince Vaughn (The Internship, Couples Retreat) and Peter Billingsley (Ironman), the comedy stars Jimmy O. Yang (“Silicon Valley”), Alex Moffat (“Saturday Night Live”), Cedric The Entertainer (“The Neighborhood”), Neal Brennan (Get Him to the Greek), Debby Ryan (“Insatiable”), Ken Jeong (The Hangover), Bill Burr (The King of Staten Island), Jermaine Fowler (“Superior Donuts”), Russell Peters (Supercon), Whitney Cummings (“Whitney”), Tom Segura (Instant Family), and Iliza Shlesinger (Spenser Confidential). RLJE Films will release THE OPENING ACT on DVD for an SRP of $27.97 and on Blu-ray for an SPR of $28.96.


In THE OPENING ACT,  Will Chu is stuck in a thankless job while trying to pursue his true passion in life, becoming a stand-up comedian. When he gets the opportunity he’s been waiting for, the emcee slot on the road opening for his hero Billy G., the realities of life on the stage come crashing in. Between relentless hecklers, drunk comedy groupies and hard-to-impress morning radio DJs, things get off to a rough start. Even if he can learn from his idols and overcome the challenges, he’ll have to prove he has what it takes to make his dream a reality.

THE OPENING ACT DVD and Blu-ray include the following bonus features:

  • The Making of THE OPENING ACT
  • Getting Started in Comedy
  • Extended Stand-up scenes with Jimmy O. Yang, Cedric The Entertainer, Whitney Cummings and more… 



RLJE Films’ recent features include Color Out of Space, based on the classic H.P. Lovecraft story, starring Nicolas Cage and Joely Richardson and written and directed by Richard Stanley; David Ayer’s The Tax Collector starring Bobby Soto and Shia LaBeouf; and The Owners from director Julian Berg and starring Maisie Williams from “Game of Thrones”. Upcoming releases include the critically acclaimed horror film The Dark And The Wicked from Director Bryan Bertino; and Adam Egypt Mortimer’s Archenemy starring Joe Manganiello. us.rljentertainment.com.



Known for its groundbreaking and celebrated original content, AMC Networks (NASDAQ:AMCX) is the company behind the award-winning brands AMC, BBC AMERICA, IFC, SundanceTV, WE tv, and IFC Films. Its diverse line-up of popular and critically-acclaimed series and independent films include Killing EveBetter Call Saul and The Walking Dead, which has been the #1 show on basic cable television for ten consecutive years, as well as Documentary Now!BrockmireLove After Lockup, and the films BoyhoodDeath of Stalin, and many more. Its original series Mad Men and Breaking Bad are widely recognized as being among the most influential and acclaimed shows in the history of TV. The Company also operates AMC Studios, its production business; AMC Networks International, its international programming business; the subscription streaming services Acorn TV, Shudder, Sundance Now; and UMC (Urban Movie Channel); RLJE Films; and Levity Entertainment Group, the Company’s production services and comedy venues business. For more information, visit http://www.amcnetworks.com.


Genre:                         Comedy

Rating:                        Not Rated

Language:                   English

Subtitles:                     English SDH

Format:                       Color

Year:                           2020

SRP:                            $27.97

Length:                       90 minutes

UPC:                           014381133417

Cat#:                           TOA13341DVD

Aspect Ratio:              16×9/1.78:1

Audio Format:            Dolby Digital 5.1


Genre:                         Comedy

Rating:                        Not Rated

Language:                   English

Subtitles:                     English SDH

Format:                        Color

Year:                            2020

SRP:                            $28.96

Length:                        90 minutes

UPC:                            014381133400

Cat#:                            TOA13340BD

Aspect Ratio:               16×9/1.78:1

Audio Format:              5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio


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