New Release: The Heart Specialist DVD and Blu-ray

Release Date: Oct. 4, 2011
Price: DVD $22.98, Blu-ray $29.99
Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

The Heart Specialist movie scene

Zoe Saldana and Brian J. White air out their feelings in The Heart Specialist.

The original — and more provocative — title for The Heart Specialist was Ways of the Flesh, so let your imagination fill in the rest…

The romantic comedy follows smooth-talking lothario Ray Howard (Brian J. White, TV’s Men of a Certain Age), a young Harvard Medical School graduate, as he arrives for his internship at a South Florida hospital to pursue his ex-girlfriend Valerie (Mya, Chicago), who can’t forgive his womanizing ways. When his supervisor, Dr. Sidney Zachary (Wood Harris, TV’s The Wire), discovers that Ray has put the moves on his own girlfriend, nurse Donna (Zoe Saldana, Avatar), the two conspire to teach Ray a lesson.

The film is written and directed by Dennis Cooper, a former doctor who has done some writing for such hospital-based TV series as Chicago Hope and St. Elsewhere.

Rated R-rated, the independent film was produced in 2006 and received a limited release to theaters in early 2011, grossing $1.1 million. The Heart Specialist was the Audience Award winner at the Boston Film Festival and the Best Film winner at the Urban World Film Festival.

The DVD’s sole bonus feature is a collection of additional scenes.

Check out the movie’s trailer:

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.