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Friday, February 22, 2008

AWAKE Explores a Horrifying Reality on DVD March 4th

SANTA MONICA, CA – Every year 21 million people are put under anesthesia… one in 700 remain awake. Experience the pain and terror of "Anesthetic Awareness," when Awake debuts on DVD March 4, 2008 from Genius Products and The Weinstein Company. Featuring an ensemble cast including Golden Globe® nominee Jessica Alba (Fantastic Four, Sin City), Golden Globe® nominee Hayden Christensen (Factory Girl, Star Wars flms) and Oscar® nominee Terrence Howard (Ray, Four Brothers, Crash), Awake is a treacherous story about a man whose failed anesthetic leaves him conscious but paralyzed throughout an operation. As he is forced to endure excruciating pain, he retreats into the dark recesses of his mind while his wife struggles with demons of her own. The Awake DVD includes chilling special features including seven deleted scenes, commentary by director Joby Howard and more, and will be available for the suggested retail price of $28.95.

Clay (Christensen) suffers "Anesthetic Awareness," leaving him fully conscious during open heart surgery, but unable to alert the surgical team surrounding him. As various obstacles present themselves, his wife Sam (Alba) must make life-altering decisions while he faces a far greater pain.

DVD Special Features:
Audio commentary with director Joby Harold
Seven deleted scenes
Under The Knife & Behind The Scenes: The Making of Awake
Storyboard to film comparisons

Price: $28.95
Street Date: March 4, 2008
Catalog Number: 81067 Widescreen
Rating: R
Run Time: 84 minutes
Languages: TBD
Audio: English Dolby 5.1
Subtitles: English and Spanish
Closed Captioned


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