The Boys in the Band [Blu-ray] [1970]

  • SKU: 27710545
  • Release Date: 06/16/2015
  • Rating: R
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 3)

Special Features

  • Audio commentary by director William Friedkin
  • ACT One: The Play - featurette
  • ACT Two: The Film - featurette
  • ACT Three: 40 years of 'Boys in the Band' - featurette


The Boys in the Band
"The Boys in the Band is not a musical" read the film's original advertisements. The film is set in the apartment of Michael (Kenneth Nelson), a homosexual who holds a birthday party for his friend Harold (Leonard Frey). As Michael and his gay buddies prepare for Harold's arrival, Michael's old college chum Alan (Peter White) makes a surprise appearance. Alan is straight, so Michael tells the revellers to watch their step. Alan's uptight reaction to gay Emory (Cliff Gorman) foments a confrontation. The embittered Michael tries to prove that Alan is a latent homosexual by staging a perverse game in which all the partygoers are required to declare their affections for the persons that they love the most. As it turns out, the person most injured by this game is Michael himself, who is incapable of loving anyone. As the first major-studio production to deal frankly with homosexuality, every member of the show's original Broadway cast appears in the film, including Laurence Luckinbill as an out-of-the-closet husband and father. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

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    Kenneth Nelson - Michael
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    Frederick Combs - Donald
  • Leonard Frey
    Leonard Frey - Harold
  • Cliff Gorman
    Cliff Gorman - Emory
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    Reuben Greene - Bernard

Overall customer rating

would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    controversial subject finally on dvd


    Play lovers finally get to see terence mcnally's Boys in the Band of dvd, as an avid fan of plays like whose afraid of virginia woolf , you wont be dissapointed. It has taken a long time to get this one out on dvd and it is well worth the wait.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very provactive movie

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    The movie does contain sensitive material. If you look at it from a purely artistic aspect. It can be viewed in any time period and be considered relevant.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great movie , a bit late delivery

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    A bit late on promised delivery Movie is a classic and one not to miss

    I would recommend this to a friend

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