Mesmer is a 1994 film focusing on the life of the 18th century pioneer physician Franz Anton Mesmer, portrayed by Alan Rickman. The story is set in Vienna where Mesmer's controversial medical methods gained him a rather bad reputation. The soundtrack was composed by Michael Nyman. The movie was released on videocassette by First Look and in Canada in 1994 by Cineplex Odeon and MCA. In 2000, the movie was released on DVD by Image Entertainment, but has been discontinued since. As of January 3, 2010, there have been no plans made to release a new DVD.