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Critics' Reactions

If there’s a downside to ‘Terminal City,’ it’s that it too will end prematurely.
Ginia Bellafante,
The New York Times

5/6 Stars... A wry yet raw and understated drama unlike anything else presently airing.
Andrew Johnston,
Time Out New York

Amazing ‘Terminal City’ makes light of reality TV, but not cancer. It blew me away.
Curt Wagner,
The Chicago Tribune

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Available on DVD

Terminal City, now available on DVD!The 3-DVD boxed set includes the complete series and bonus interviews with creator, cast and crew.

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Product Details:
3-DVD Set, Dolby, DVD-Video, NTSC, SDH Subtitled, 16x9
Language: English
Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
Run Time: 490 min / 45 min Bonus