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 DVD on January 14, 2013 courtesy of 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.
Academy Award® nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal (Best Supporting Actress, Crazy Heart, 2009) and Hugh Dancy (Adam, Confessions of a Shopaholic, The Jane Austen Book Club) lead an accomplished cast, including Rupert Everett (My Best Friend’s Wedding, The Importance of Being Earnest) Jonathan Pryce (Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Evita), Ashley Jensen (TV’s Ugly Betty) and Felicity Jones (Like Crazy, Brideshead Revisited) in this charming yet irreverent untold tale of discovery.
Special features on the DVD include deleted scenes, commentary with Director Tanya Wexler, a Q&A with Tanya Wexler, Hugh Dancy and Jonathan Pryce as well as deleted scenes and two additional features, including a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Hysteria.
Hysteria, a mischievously inspired romantic comedy set in the late 19th century, is based on the surprising truth of how Mortimer Granville came up with the world's first electromechanical vibrator in the name of medical science.