Buckle up because the horror releases are going to be coming hot and heavy today...
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 2. Starring James Caan (The Godfather) and Kathy Bates (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.
Directed by Rob Reiner (The Princess Bride) and written by two-time Oscar winner William Goldman (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid) from the popular novel by Stephen King; Misery features outstanding supporting performances from Lauren Bacall (Birth), Richard Farnsworth (The Straight Story) and Frances Sternhagen (Stephen King's The Mist). The collector's edition DVD features commentary from Reiner and Goldman, interviews with Kathy Bates and nine behind-the-scenes featurettes. The Misery: Collector's Edition DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.98 US/$25.98 Canada. Prebook is September 5.
Misery: Collector's Edition Synopsis:
Novelist Paul Sheldon (Caan) doesn't remember the blinding blizzard that sent his car spinning off the road. Nor does he remember being nursed back from unconsciousness. All he remembers is waking up in the home of Annie Wilkes (Bates) a maniacal fan who is bent on keeping her favorite writer as her personal prisoner for the rest of his "cock-a-doodie" life!
- Feature commentary by Director Rob Reiner
- Feature commentary by Screenwriter William Goldman
- "Misery Loves Company" featurette
- "Marc Shaiman's Music Misery Tour" featurette
- "Diagnosing Annie Wilkes" featurette
- "Advice For The Stalked" featurette
- "Profile Of A Stalker" featurette
- "Celebrity Stalkers" featurette
- "Anti-Stalking Laws" featurette
- Run Time: 107 minutes
- Screen Format: Widescreen
- Audio: English Dolby 5.1 Surround, Spanish Dolby Surround, French Dolby Surround 5.1
- Subtitles: English and Spanish
- CC: Yes
Fangoria reports that MGM has also reserved that same date to release Species IV: The Awakening as well as a new Species: Collector's Edition.
Lastly, The Weinstein Company recently picked up the rights to William Butler's Furnace. This title will be released on DVD before the end of the year from Genius Entertainment.
A detective loses himself as he tries to solve "a murder in a dilapidated prison."
Currently, there is not a release date or pricing information for this title.