Coming to DVD October 30th
An all-star cast headlines the hit, suspenseful sci-fi miniseries COMA, debuting on DVD October 30th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The film is a chilling, four-hour, modern-day retelling of The New York Times bestselling novel by Robin Cook, and 1978 film written and directed by Michael Crichton. The all-star cast includes Lauren Ambrose (TVâ€™s â€śSix Feet Underâ€ť), Steven Pasquale (TVâ€™s â€śRescue Meâ€ť), Academy AwardÂ® winner Geena Davis (Best Actress in a Supporting Role, The Accidental Tourist, 1988), two-time Academy AwardÂ® nominee James Woods (Best Actor in a Leading Role, Salvador, 1986; Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Ghosts of Mississippi, 1996), Academy AwardÂ® winner Richard Dreyfuss (Best Actor in a Leading Role, The Goodbye Girl, 1977), and Academy AwardÂ® winner Ellen Burstyn (Best Actress, Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, 1974). The miniseries also stars James Rebhorn (â€śLaw & Order), Joe Morton (â€śThe Good Wifeâ€ť), Michael Weston (â€śHouseâ€ť) and Joseph Mazello (â€śThe Pacificâ€ť). In this medical thriller, a medical student (Ambrose) discovers something sinister is going on in her hospital after routine procedures send more than a few seemingly healthy patients into comas on the operating table.
A healthy patient suddenly falls into a coma. Itâ€™s not an impossible event, but it is rare. So why does it keep happening at Peachtree Memorial? Lauren Ambrose stars as Dr. Susan Wheeler in this thriller about a medical student who discovers that something sinister is going on in her hospital after routine procedures send more than a few seemingly healthy patients into comas on the operating table. Based on the novel by Robin Cook, COMA was directed by Emmy AwardÂ® winner Mikael Salomon (Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special: â€śBand of Brothersâ€ť) from a teleplay by John J. McLaughlin. Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, David W. Zucker, Martin Erlichman and Mikael Salomon serve as executive producers. COMA has a running time of 161 minutes and is not rated. The miniseries will air on A&E over two days starting Labor Day, September 3rd and 4th.