FINAL COUNTDOWN, THE (2-Disc Special Edition)
Directed by: Don Taylor (Damien: Omen II)
Starring: Kirk Douglas (Spartacus, The Fury), Martin Sheen (Apocalypse Now, The West Wing), James Farentino (Dead & Buried), Katharine Ross (The Graduate), Ron O’Neal (Super Fly), and Charles Durning (When A Stranger Calls)
Release Date: March 30, 2004
All-new THX-Certified High-Definition Transfer from the original camera negative with remixed 6.1 DTS-ES and 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround EX Soundtracks for the ultimate in explosive home theater excitement.
“…THIS IS THE U.S.S. NIMITZ… WHERE THE HELL ARE WE?…”
The time is now. The place is aboard the U.S.S. Nimitz, America’s mightiest nuclear-powered aircraft carrier on maneuvers in the Pacific Ocean. Suddenly, a freak electrical storm engulfs the ship and triggers the impossible: The Nimitz is hurtled back in time to December 6, 1941, mere hours before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. As the enemy fleet speeds towards Hawaii, the warship’s Captain (Kirk Douglas), a Defense Department expert (Martin Sheen), a maverick Air Wing Commander (James Farentino) and a desperate Senator in the Roosevelt administration (Charles Durning) must choose between the unthinkable. Do they allow the Japanese to complete their murderous invasion or launch a massive counter-strike that will forever change the course of history?
Katharine Ross and Ron O’Neal co-star in this spellbinding sci-fi action hit filmed on location aboard the U.S.S. Nimitz with the full participation of the U.S. Navy and the ship’s crew. Blue Underground is proud to present THE FINAL COUNTDOWN with an all-new THX-Certified High-Definition Transfer from the original camera negative with remixed 6.1 DTS-ES and 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround EX Soundtracks for the ultimate in explosive home theater excitement.
- Audio Commentary with Director of Photography Victor J. Kemper
- Theatrical Trailers
- TV Spots
- Interview with Associate Producer Lloyd Kaufman
- Interviews with The Jolly Rogers F-14 Fighter Squadron
- Poster & Still Galleries
- Kirk Douglas Bio
- Zero Pilot Journal (DVD-ROM)
- English: 6.1 DTS-ES; 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround EX; Dolby Surround 2.0
- Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
- Closed Captions
- 2.35:1 / 16×9
- 102 Mins.
- Rated PG
- Region Code: 0
NOTES & REVIEWS
“A FANTASTIC TALE… Intelligent And Entertaining!”
– Time Magazine
– The New York Post