The Final Countdown [P&S] [DVD] [1980]

  • SKU: 6325167
  • Release Date: 03/30/2004
  • Rating: PG
A high-flying, time travel adventure that gets an "A" for originality, The Final Countdown arrives on DVD in fine form with this feature-packed Blue Underground release. The feature attraction is presented in 1.33:1 pan-and-scan, and the care that Blue Underground has put into restoring the print will certainly score points with fans. The image is virtually pristine, with solid, well-balanced colors that are bright and vivid, and even skin tones throughout. Audio is presented in closed-captioned English Dolby Digital Surround EX and 2.0 Surround, with an additional DTS-ES track offering a second option for home theater enthusiasts. All three soundtracks are great, with the Dolby Digital Surround EX and the DTS-ES in particular truly shining in the airborne dogfight sequences. Optional English, Spanish, and French subtitles are also accessible. Blue Underground is certainly an organization dedicated to presenting the definitive version of any film that it chooses to release, and this version of The Final Countdown is no exception to that rule. A commentary track with cinematographer Victor J. Kemper offers some good anecdotes concerning the shoot, and while there isn't an abundance of downtime, it ultimately leaves the viewer wanting something more. Though it's interesting to hear how the film crew adjusted their schedules to cooperate with Naval exercises (the anecdote regarding a still-photographer who was "kidnapped" for a "man overboard" exercise is amusing), it ends up being somewhat dry since Kemper doesn't have anyone to bounce memories off of. Theatrical trailers and television spots round the single-disc version of The Final Countdown rather nicely.
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    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (9 out of 9)

    Special Features


    • Audio commentary with director of photography Victor J. Kemper
    • Theatrical trailer
    • TV spots
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    The Final Countdown
    The USS Nimitz, a modern-day nuclear-powered aircraft carrier captained by Kirk Douglas, passes through a time warp and finds itself at Pearl Harbor on December 6, 1941. Douglas is all for preventing the infamous Japanese attack by unleashing the 1980s technology at his disposal. But wait--if history is inviolate, what will happen to future events if the attack doesn't come off? For nearly two hours, pros and cons are volleyed back and forth by Douglas, by ambitious senator Charles Durning, and by concerned observer Martin Sheen. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Kirk Douglas
      Kirk Douglas - Capt. Matthew Yelland
    • Martin Sheen
      Martin Sheen - Warren Lasky
    • Katharine Ross
      Katharine Ross - Laurel Scott
    • James Farentino
      James Farentino - Cmdr. Richard Owens
    • Ron O'Neal
      Ron O'Neal - Cmdr. Dan Thurman



    Customer rating

    4.7
    100%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent

      Posted
      mavick

      "This film really makes one stop to think of what our military has accomplished (philadelphia experiment meets bemuda triangle). The storyline is superb as is the acting. Kirk Douglas performance is excellent. The special effects will leave you spellbound for this era of film. Great overall picture I would definately recommend it to all science fiction lovers.Enjoy!"

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      THIS IS A VERY INTRIGUING FILM

      Posted
      Butch2166

      This film really makes one stop to think of what our military has accomplished (philadelphia experiment meets bemuda triangle). The storyline is superb as is the acting. Kirk Douglas performance is excellent. The special effects will leave you spellbound for this era of film. Great overall picture I would definately recommend it to all science fiction lovers.Enjoy!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      a scifi twist on a ww2 movie

      Posted
      blindsite1
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      See what happens when a modern aircraft carrier get sent back in time to the start of ww2 at pearl harbor. also see the choices that the captain must make as he tries to get his men and ship back home to the right time. No digital hd copy included.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      really good adventure high tech movie

      Posted
      cats

      this movie was all I wanted it to be, and more! was full of good actors, and the theme was very interesting.. this movie was never dull, lots of good details entwined with all characters. really liked the theme, and the way it turned out was great!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great Old Movie

      Posted
      F150Driver
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      One of my favorites from the past. I've had a hard time finding it on Netflix or any other service, but Best Buy had it!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      GREAT MOVIE

      Posted
      jrouse35071
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      GREAT MOVIE TRIES TO GO BACK IN TIME TO CHANGE THE EVENTS OF PEARL HARBOR AT THE END SOMETHING HAS CHANGED BUT IT STILL HAPPENES GREAT TIME TRAVEL MOVIE

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A good movie

      Posted
      breakroom
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      I seen this movie once on tv a long time ago and I thought it was pretty good, so I added it to my collection.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great Movie

      Posted
      StorminNorman

      I loved to finally get it on DVD. This movie was great with quick action and some interesting questions.

      I would recommend this to a friend


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