Misery gets new collector’s edition on DVD
By M&C News Aug 24, 2007, 14:48 GMT
Misery loves company. MGM Home Entertainment presents the terrifying tale of one fan’s extreme obsession when Misery: Collector’s Edition hits the bestseller list on DVD October 2nd for a suggested retail price of $19.98.
Directed by Rob Reiner (The Princess Bride, When Harry Met Sally) and written by two-time Oscar winner William Goldman (All The President’s Men, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid) from the popular novel by Stephen King; Misery features outstanding supporting performances from Lauren Bacall (Birth, Dogville), Richard Farnsworth (The Straight Story, The Getaway) and Frances Sternhagen (The Mist, “ER”).
Starring James Caan (“Las Vegas,” The Godfather) and Kathy Bates (Bee Movie, About Schmidt) in the role that won her the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1991, Misery follows Paul Sheldon (Caan), a novelist who has garnered fame and fortune through his literary heroine “Misery Chastaine.” After a near fatal car crash, Sheldon is saved by his “number one fan” Annie Wilkes (Bates).
While under Wilkes’ care Sheldon quickly realizes that the character of “Misery Chastaine” means more to her then he will ever know, thrusting him into a harrowing fight for his life. The collector’s edition DVD features commentary from Reiner and Goldman, interviews with Kathy Bates and nine behind-the-scenes featurettes.
DVD bonus features include:
Feature commentary by Director Rob Reiner
Feature commentary by Screenwriter William Goldman
“Misery Loves Company” featurette
“Marc Shaiman’s Music Misery Tour” featurette
ALL-NEW “Diagnosing Annie Wilkes” featurette
ALL-NEW “Advice For The Stalked” featurette
ALL-NEW “Profile Of A Stalker” featurette
ALL-NEW “Celebrity Stalkers” featurette
ALL-NEW “Anti-Stalking Laws” featurette
Original Theatrical Trailer
Original Theatrical Teaser