Posted Wed Aug 8, 2012 at 06:00 AM PDT by Tom Landy
The pleasurable R-rated comedy will tickle Blu-ray in September!
In an early announcement to retailers, Sony has set 'Hysteria' for Blu-ray on September 18.
'Hysteria' is a romantic comedy wrapped around the surprising story of the first electro-mechanical vibrator, invented by happenstance at a time when the very peak of Victorian prudishness coincided with the dawn of the electrical age. London. 1880. Dr. Mortimer Granville (Hugh Dancy) is torn between the "proper" doctor's staid and static world of success and acceptance and a more progressive and fulfilling, but frowned upon, experience. Tossed out for his forward-thinking ideas by the medical establishment, Granville finds a position with Dr. Robert Dalrymple, a highly respected and successful doctor, with a very popular private practice specializing in treating women diagnosed with Hysteria. In his new position, Dalrymple finds Granville a proper suitor for his beloved daughter Emily, the epitome of "English virtue and womanliness," with her lovely face, demure manner and artistic and intellectual accomplishments, but it is the elder daughter Charlotte (Maggie Gyllenhaal), a firebrand social reformer, arguing passionately for women's rights to be educated, vote, and live independent lives that secretly excites him. Although Granville is somewhat shocked by Charlotte's lack of propriety, he feels kinship with her conviction to help those in need. They snipe at each other's views, but he earns her grudging respect when he treats a poor settlement house woman with a broken ankle.
The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements include: Commentary with director Tanya Wexler; An Evening with Tanya Wexler, Hugh Dancy, and Jonathan Pryce; Hysteria: Behind the Scenes; Passion & Power: The Technology of Orgasm; and deleted scenes.
Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $45.99.
You can find the latest specs for 'Hysteria' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under September 18.
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