FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Don't Let Them Put You Under
A&E Miniseries From Ridley Scott and Tony Scott
Based on the Bestselling Novel by Robin Cook
Starring Lauren Ambrose, Steven Pasquale, Geena Davis,
James Woods, Richard Dreyfuss and Ellen Burstyn
Coming to DVD October 30th
CULVER CITY, CALIF. (September, 2012) - 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 (TV's "Six Feet Under"
), Steven Pasquale (TV's "Rescue Me"
), Academy Award winner Geena Davis (Best Actress in a Supporting Role, The Accidental Tourist
, 1988), two-time Academy Award nominee James Woods (Best Actor in a Leading Role, Salvador
, 1986; Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Ghosts of Mississippi
, 1996), Academy Award winner Richard Dreyfuss (Best Actor in a Leading Role, The Goodbye Girl
, 1977), and Academy Award winner Ellen Burstyn (Best Actress, Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
, 1974). The miniseries also stars James Rebhorn ("Law & Order"
), Joe Morton ("The Good Wife"
), Michael Weston ("House"
) and Joseph Mazello ("The Pacific"
). 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. It'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 Award winner Mikael Salomon (Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special: "Band of Brothers"
) from a teleplay by John J. McLaughlin. Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, David W. Zucker, Martin Erlichman and Mikael Salomon serve as executive producers.
has a running time of 161 minutes and is not rated. The miniseries aired on A&E over two days starting Labor Day, September 3rd and 4th. Visit Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on the Web at www.SonyPictures.com. Academy Award is the registered trademark and service mark of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Emmy is the trademark property of ATAS/NATAS.
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