DVD Release: Coma (2012)

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Oct. 30, 2012
Price: DVD $38.99
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

ComaLauren Ambrose (TV’s Six Feet Under) has a series medical quandry in the 2012 TV mini-series Coma.

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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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.