Bujold, Genevieve

SKU: 883929228003

UPC 883929228003
Release Date 2012-07-10
Studio Warner Home Video
Discs 1
Length 113
Format (unknown)
Synopsis Based on the best-selling novel by Robin Cook, COMA is a taught paranoid thriller and a dramatically apt metaphor for the corruption and fraud in the modern American health-care industry. Dr. Susan Wheeler (Genevieve Bujold) suspects her colleagues of foul play when her closest friend lapses into a coma following a routine operation. When Wheeler discovers a suspiciously frequent pattern of unexplained comas in her hospital, she becomes obsessed with finding an answer, even when it puts her own career and life in danger. Her lover, Dr. Bellows (Michael Douglas), admits there is a mystery but doubts there is a conspiracy and even suspects Wheeler of suffering from a nervous breakdown. The tension builds as Wheeler's investigation leads her to a secret corporation specializing in organ transplant experimentation and sale for profit, and she soon witnesses the defining image of the film: comatose bodies suspended on wires in a computer-controlled environment. With its suspensful plot, dramatic editing, and conspiratorial terror, COMA is a precursor to many paranoid dramas such as THE FIRM and THE PELICAN BRIEF, establishing a defined style that may yet become a genre unto itself.Something eerie is going on at Boston Memorial--patients with minor problems are slipping into irreversible comas, and a doctor is targeted when she suspects her colleagues of foul play.Filmed in Boston, Boston City Hospital, and MA General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts....[COMA] combines dry humour and documentary realism....A pleasingly old-fashioned movie......An extremely entertaining suspense drama....[The] entire cast, down through minor supporting roles, contributes to the impact...[A] bone-chilling conspiracy thriller... -- Grade: B+
Cast Rip Torn (Star)
Michael Crichton (Screenwriter)
Michael Crichton (Director)
Albert Brenner (Production Designer)
Geneviève Bujold (Star)
Tom Selleck (Star)
Jerry Goldsmith (Composer)
Elizabeth Ashley (Star)
Michael Douglas (Star)
Richard Doyle (Star)
Richard Widmark (Star)
Lois Chiles (Star)
Martin Erlichman (Producer)
Gerald Hirschfeld (Director of Photography)
David Bretherton (Editor)
Victor J. Kemper (Director of Photography)
Hari Rhodes (Star)
Gary Barton (Star)
Frank Downing (Star)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Region [unknown] Widescreen - 1.85 Audio: DTS HD Master Audio - English, French, Spanish Subtitles - French, Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.15000
Height 0.50000
Width 5.25000
Depth 7.00000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Drama,Suspense/Thriller,Science Fiction
Attribute Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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