Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Oct. 30, 2012
Price: DVD $38.99
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Bsaed on the book by Robin Cook and the successor of the 1987 movie of the same name written and directed by Michael Crichton, the new film stars Ambrose as Dr. Susan Wheeler, a medical student who notices that seemingly healthy people are falling into comas after routine surgeries. Her investigation into the problem puts her career in jeopardy, but she finds an ally in a young surgeon (Steven Pasquale, TV’s Rescue Me).
As more and more patients fall into comas, Wheeler traces the victims to a futuristic facility where she uncovers high-tech medical experiments underway. She escapes but is hunted by a crazed psychopath.
The science-fiction thriller miniseries also stars Ellen Burstyn (The Exorcist), Geena Davis (Thelma & Louise), Richard Dreyfuss (Jaws) and James Woods (Once Upon a Time in America). And it was executive produced by famed directors Ridley Scott (Blade Runner) and his brother Tony Scott (Unstoppable), who unfortunately died shortly before Coma aired on A&E.
The film got decent reviews from critics, who said that although it’s not brilliant filmmaking, Coma should be applauded for its tension and creepy factor. The Washington Post called the mini-series “a solid piece of suspense.”
The DVD has no special features.
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