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Final Countdown, The
Blue Underground / 2-Disc Limited Edition
Genre: Science Fiction

Reviewed In Issue 85 (Jun 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

Kirk Douglas, Martin Sheen, Katharine Ross, James Farentino, Ron O

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: 4.5
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Disc One includes audio commentary by cinematographer Victor J. Kemper, three trailers, and two TV spots. This Limited Edition

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Blue Underground
(Catalog Number): BU2004DVD
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $29.95
(DVD Type): Two-Disc Set: DVD-9 & DVD-5
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 103
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 0
(Theatrical Year): 1980
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 03/30/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Don Taylor
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
In "The Final Countdown," the USS Nimitz, a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, passes through a time warp, and the crew finds themselves at Pearl Harbor on December 6, 1941. Captain Matthew Yelland (Douglas) must carefully weigh his urges to prevent the coming attack by using the Nimitz

DVD Picture:
Blue Underground has done what Pacific Family Entertainment should have done by releasing an acceptable, if not pleasing, DVD version of The Final Countdown. The 2.35:1 picture is clean and obviously sourced from much better elements than the previous DVD. There is no comparison to the previously released hands-down worst transfer on DVD. This new anamorphically enhanced and THX

The remastered DTS-ES