Release Date:September 18,2012
Doctors in London treat cases of hysteria, characterized at the time by a woman's irritability, anger or unexplained tears, with a new electrical device for treatment for the ailment.
In an age of invention, one man set out to find a medical cure for what ails women and accidentally electrified our love lives forever. Coming to Blu-rayTM and DVD September 18th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, HYSTERIA is a lighthearted, romantic comedy that tells the surprising story of the birth of the electro-mechanical vibrator at the very peak of Victorian prudishness. Hugh Dancy (Adam, Confessions of a Shopaholic, The Jane Austen Book Club) and Academy Award® nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal (Best Supporting Actress, Crazy Heart, 2009) lead an accomplished cast, including Jonathan Pryce (Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Evita), Felicity Jones (Like Crazy, Brideshead Revisited), Rupert Everett (My Best Friends Wedding, The Importance of Being Earnest) and Ashley Jensen (TVs Ugly Betty) and in this charming yet irreverent untold tale of discovery. Special features on the Blu-ray and DVD include deleted scenes, commentary with Director Tanya Wexler, a Q&A with Tanya Wexler, Hugh Dancy and Jonathan Pryce, as well as two additional featurettes, including a behind-the-scenes look at the making of HYSTERIA.
Blu-ray and DVD Bonus Features Include:
§ Deleted scenes
§ Commentary with Director Tanya Wexler
§ An Evening with Tanya Wexler, Hugh Dancy and Jonathan Pryce
o Hysteria: Behind the Scenes
o Passion & Power: The Technology of Orgasm