RIDLEY SCOTT, TONY SCOTT PRODUCING A&E LABOR DAY MINI-SERIES EVENT: COMA

On Labor Day Monday September 3 at 9E/8C, A&E will be airing COMA, the 2 night, 4 hour mini-series event from producers Ridley and Tony Scott. Keep reading after the press release for a preview.

FROM THE PRESS RELEASE:

A&E Network presents Coma, a four-hour epic two-night event from Ridley and Tony Scott featuring a multiple Academy Award and Emmy Award-winning cast with Lauren Ambrose (“Six Feet Under”), Steven Pasquale (“Rescue Me”), Geena Davis, James Woods, Ellen Burstyn, and Richard Dreyfuss. Coma, a modern day retelling of the bestselling novel by Robin Cook and based on the film by Michael Crichton, premieres on Labor Day, Monday, September 3rd, and concludes on Tuesday, September 4th, airing at 9PM ET/PT on both nights.

Coma also stars James Rebhorn (“Law & Order,” “White Collar”), Joe Morton (“The Good Wife”), Michael Weston (“House”), and Joseph Mazello (“The Pacific,” The Social Network). Emmy Award winner Mikael Salomon (“Band of Brothers”) directs the John J. McLaughlin (Black Swan) penned script.

From the team behind A&E’s Emmy-nominated miniseries “The Andromeda Strain” and the hit drama series “The Good Wife,” Coma is a thriller about a young doctor (Ambrose) 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.

Coma is produced by Sony Pictures Television for A&E Network. Executive producers are Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, David W. Zucker, Martin Erlichman, and Mikael Salomon.

I’m not entirely certain whether or not this is going to be a horror mini-series or not, but that’s the way it looks thus far. Check out the OFFICIAL SITE for more information.

CELEBRATE THE 37th ANNIVERSARY OF JAWS WITH TWO RESTORED, HI-DEF CLIPS FROM THE AUGUST 14th BLU-RAY RELEASE

On June 20th, 1975, a film opened that was so frightening, it made people think twice about that summer vacation to the beach. That film was JAWS, an absolute masterpiece of terror and rated amongst the most horrifying films of all time. Directed by Stephen Spielberg, based on a novel by Peter Benchley, what was initially thought by studio executives would be a small little B-Movie brought horror into the mainstream.

Now JAWS – the landmark motion picture that still makes audiences afraid to go in the water – comes to Blu-ray  for the first time ever on August 14th, 2012. Featuring an all-new, digitally remastered and fully restored picture, as well as 7.1 surround sound, the JAWS Blu-ray Combo Pack with DVD, Digital Copy and UltraViolet gives fans the ultimate way to watch the breathtaking and terrifying action-thriller. In celebration of the release, below are two digitally remastered, high definition clips from the Blu-ray release.

SYNOPSIS:

Directed by Academy Award® winner Steven Spielberg, JAWS set the standard for edge-of-your seat suspense quickly becoming a cultural phenomenon and forever changing the movie industry. When the seaside community of Amity finds itself under attack by a dangerous great white shark, the town’s chief of police (Roy Scheider), a young marine biologist (Richard Dreyfuss) and a grizzled shark hunter (Robert Shaw) embark on a desperate quest to destroy the beast before it strikes again. Featuring an unforgettable score that evokes pure terror, JAWS remains one of the most influential and gripping adventures in motion picture history.

Read on after the break for the immense amount of bonus content included with the JAWS Blu-ray release.
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