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Jessica Alba & Hayden Christensen Explore A Horrifying Reality In 'Awake'; On DVD March 4

February 20th, 2008 8:00pm EST
AwakeEvery year 21 million people are put under anesthesia… one in 700 remain awake. Experience the pain and terror of "Anesthetic Awareness," when Awake debuts on DVD March 4, 2008 from Genius Products and The Weinstein Company. Featuring an ensemble cast including Golden Globe® nominee Jessica Alba (Fantastic Four, Sin City), Golden Globe® nominee Hayden Christensen (Factory Girl, Star Wars flms) and Oscar® nominee Terrence Howard (Ray, Four Brothers, Crash), Awake is a treacherous story about a man whose failed anesthetic leaves him conscious but paralyzed throughout an operation. As he is forced to endure excruciating pain, he retreats into the dark recesses of his mind while his wife struggles with demons of her own. The Awake DVD includes chilling special features including seven deleted scenes, commentary by director Joby Howard and more.

Clay (Christensen) suffers "Anesthetic Awareness," leaving him fully conscious during open heart surgery, but unable to alert the surgical team surrounding him. As various obstacles present themselves, his wife Sam (Alba) must make life-altering decisions while he faces a far greater pain.

DVD Special Features:
- Audio commentary with director Joby Harold
- Seven deleted scenes
- Under The Knife & Behind The Scenes: The Making of Awake
- Storyboard to film comparisons

About Genius Products: Genius Products, Inc. (OTCBB:GNPI), along with The Weinstein Company Holdings LLC, together owns Genius Products, LLC, a leading independent home-entertainment distribution company that produces, licenses and distributes a valuable library of motion pictures, television programming, family, lifestyle and trend entertainment on DVD and other emerging platforms through its expansive network of retailers throughout the U.S. Genius handles the distribution, marketing and sales for such brands as Animal Planet, Asia Extreme(TM), Discovery Kids(TM), Dragon Dynasty(TM), Dimension Films(TM), Entertainment Rights group companies (Entertainment Rights, Classic Media and Big Idea), ESPN®, IFC®, RHI Entertainment(TM), Sesame Workshop®, TLC, The Weinstein Company® and WWE®. Genius Products, Inc. is the managing member of Genius Products, LLC, in which it holds a 30% equity interest.



About The Weinstein Company: The Weinstein Company was created by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, the brothers who founded Miramax Films Corp. in 1979. TWC is a multi-media company that officially launched on October 1, 2005. Dimension Films, the genre label that was founded in 1993 by Bob Weinstein, is also included under TWC banner. The Weinsteins are actively working on the production, development and acquisition of projects for TWC.