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A&E Miniseries COMA, Starring Steven Pasquale and More, Comes to DVD Today, 10/30

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An all-star cast headlines the hit, suspenseful sci-fi miniseries COMA, debuting on DVD today, 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. Synopsis: 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.

COMA 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.

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