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By Eric Hughes

September 16, 2008

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For people who can guess this film's runtime: 88 Minutes

A film starring Al Pacino as a college professor who moonlights as a forensic psychiatrist for the FBI wrapped production in December 2005, yet it took more than two years for 88 Minutes to see the light of day at the domestic box office (and in turn, another few months to get released on DVD).

In the film, Pacino plays Jack Gramm, a professor who receives a death threat informing him that he has just 88 minutes to live on the eve of the execution of a serial killer (Neal McDonough), who Gramm helped to put on death row. For the rest of the film's runtime - which totals 88 minutes, including credits - Gramm frantically narrows down the list of possible suspects, putting the professor in communication with a number of people from his past, including an ex-girlfriend, a problem student and the alleged serial killer awaiting execution.

In addition to Pacino and McDonough, 88 Minutes also stars Alicia Witt, Leelee Sobieski and Amy Brenneman. Creator of NBC's Las Vegas, Gary Scott Thompson, penned the screenplay. His other writing credits include Hollow Man in 2000 and The Fast and the Furious in 2001.

Disc includes: Alternative ending, audio commentary, Director's Point of View: Director Jon Avnet on the Making of 88 Minutes featurette, The Character Within: Al Pacino Discusses What it Takes to Create the Perfect Character featurette.

For people who think Will and Jack should just together already: Will & Grace: Season Eight

NBC's hugely popular Will & Grace ended its eight-year run in 2006, yet fans of the series can finally relive the comedy's ending moments with the release of its final season. Like Will & Grace's latter series run, the eighth season is littered with a number of stunts to draw viewers' eyeballs, including a Sound of Music sing-a-long episode, guest spots by Britney Spears and Hall & Oates and two completely live episodes, which the cast ultimately performed twice (those Californians surely couldn't stand a Will & Grace tape delay!)

Disc includes: Gag reel, themed featurettes, behind-the-scenes footage from the final episode, cast interviews.


September 16, 2008

101 Dalmatians (Special Edition)
101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure (Special Edition)
102 Dalmatians (Special Edition)
8MM (Widescreen)
An American In Paris (Special Edition)
Avatar, The Last Airbender: The Complete Book 3
The Babysitters
Before the Rains (Widescreen)
Beyond The Door
The Big Hit (Widescreen)
Blood Simple (Director's Cut)
The Breakfast Club (Flashback Edition)
Chuck: The Complete First Season (Widescreen)
Criminal Minds: Season 3
Criminal Minds: Seasons 1-3 (Set)
Cybill: The Collector's Edition Volume 1
Death Note
Death Racers
The Devil's Own (Widescreen)
Dirty Sexy Money: The Complete First Season (Special Edition)
Donnie Brasco (Widescreen)
Duckman: Seasons One and Two
Finding Rin Tin Tin
Flood (Widescreen)
Frank Caliendo: Al Over The Place
Gigi (Special Edition)
Hollywood Hotel
The Hulk (Widescreen)
IMAX: Great North
It Ain't Easy
Jason Bonham
The Jury
Kabluey (Widescreen)
The Love Guru (Special Edition)
Made of Honor
The Mist (Collector's Edition)
Monster Movie
Pirates of the Caribbean Trilogy
Private Practice: The Complete First Season (Extended Edition)
The Red Green Show: 2000 Season
The Replacement Killers (Widescreen)
Risky Business (Deluxe Edition)
Sixteen Candles (Flashback Edition)
Speed & Angels
Star Trek: Alternate Realities
Steve-O: The Early Years
Surrender Hell (Set)
They Wait
This Ugly Yet Beautiful World (Set)
Torchwood: The Complete First Season
Torchwood: The Complete Second Season (Widescreen)
Tortured (Widescreen)
The Valley of Tears
Weird Science (Flashback Edition)
Who Bombed Birmingham?
Wind At My Back: Complete Fifth Season
Wind At My Back: Complete Fourth Season
Wind At My Back: Complete Third Season
Young@Heart (Widescreen)

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