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WSR Detailed DVD Review
88 Minutes

Genre: Thriller

Reviewed In Issue 135 (Oct 2008) Of Widescreen Review®

Al Pacino, Alicia Witt, LeeLee Sobieski, Amy Brenneman, William Forsythe, Deborah Kara Unger, Benjamin McKenzie & Neal McDonough

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 2.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 1.5
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Special Features
Special features include a commentary track by Director Jon Avnet, an alternate ending, two featurettes: Director's Point Of View (eight minutes) and The Character Within (eight minutes), and previews.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 23578
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

For disturbing violent content, brief nudity and language
(Retail Price): $28.96
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 107
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2007
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 09/16/08
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Jon Avnet
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Dr. Jack Gramm (Pacino) is a renowned psychiatrist and college professor whose expert testimony put the infamous serial killer, "The Seattle Slasher" Jon Forster (McDonough), behind bars on death row. The day before Forster is to be executed, one of Dr. Gramm's students is murdered with the identical modus-operandi of the Seattle Slasher. Gramm, who is convinced the death of his student was at the hands of a copycat killer, sets out to prove his case but receives a disturbing call that informs Gramm that he only has 88 Minutes left to live. Now Gramm must use his last remaining minutes on earth to uncover the killer before he strikes again. (Stacey Pendry)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD is limited by its fairly poor resolution and washed out black levels. There is some definition left in the

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