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on 19 September 2015
An Ingenious Time Travel Movie from 1980 The Final Countdown stars Hollywood Legend Kirk Douglas. it plays on The old Theme What if we could go back in time and change History That is the Question as a Military aircraft carrier is Thrown back in time on The eve of The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour Dec 6th 1941. The aircraft carrier armed with Today's sophisticated weapons and Technology poses The Question should They attack The real star of The Movie is The aircraft carrier U.S.S Nimitz on which The movie was actually filmed. The Final Countdown as only ever been released on a low budget DVD in The past so This Blu ray release is most welcome coupled with Trailers TV spots an audio commentary for The movie a feature on The making of The movie and an interesting feature on The pilots who actually flew The many planes we get to see in The movie This is one release They have pulled out all The stops for. often overlooked amist The Blockbuster Movies That came out During The Decade The Final Countdown is a lost Gem and Yes The ending Will leave a lump in your Throat. Ingenious Thought Provoking Could It Really Happen ?
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on 27 August 2017
We had seen this film some time ago and enjoyed it as much this second time of viewing. The idea of travelling back through time is not new, but this film, taking the modern aircraft carrier back to the eve of the Japanese attack on Pear Harbour in December 1941 with all the attendant possibilities to change history by using current technology to prevent the attack "which will live forever in infamy" is great escapist fun. Well worth watching.
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on 7 August 2017
I thought this was a great film, having watched it several years ago, but having watched it again, I had to question why Martin Sheen's character was sent back...? For the dog, Charlie? That seemed to be the only thing that was accomplished. Or did I miss something? It seemed they could have accomplished more than bring a 50 year old dog back to his owner.
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on 24 April 2017
Bearing in mind when it was made the special effects aren't a patch on today's which doesn't help however in those days storylines and acting ability were paramount rather than visual effects because of the lack of technology. The acting's not bad but it's not helped by the storyline. With a better one this could have been a lot more memorable.
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TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICEon 30 March 2017
Another of my 'all time' favourites but not from the 50s era when some of the best sci-fi films were created. Nevertheless the storyline is imaginative because it raises the possibility of time travel and the existence of 'time bubbles' floating through space. Entering a time bubble transports the subject to a different time and exiting it transports the subject back to his/her original time. Whether or not taking decisive actions whilst inside the bubble affects the time outside the bubble is the stuff of pure sci-fi.
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on 15 September 2016
A very much underrated sci fi action thriller..and up until now has had a lousy version out on DVD.
Now we gave from Icon a beautiful remastered version and not before time...presented in full wide-screen and lush sound it looks as good now on DVD as it did in all those Odeon cinemas in 1980.
For those who have never seen it...take a risk you will not be dissapointed.
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on 29 November 2017
Though not historically correct and not at all possible, this film is a must see for any aircraft fan. The F-14 sequences are incredible to watch, especially considering the planes they are up against.
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on 28 September 2017
Always liked this film - a good premise but the one criticism: Kirk Douglas is far too old to be in command, Definiitely old enough to be retired and raising chickens on the farm.
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on 16 August 2014
This is a review of the Blu-Ray edition of the film, not the film itself.

Compared to the DVD edition (which I also own), this is a huge improvement. The resolution is higher; this gets the extra details and not just blur. The color balance is better: the DVD is rather blue, but the Blu-Ray gets it just right. The only thing wrong with the picture is the occasional speck of dust from the film transfer. I can't comment on the sound, since I only listen through headphones.

The disc itself comes packaged in an unusual slimline case, with a catch that must be pulled outwards from the case before opening. I like the case; in fact, I wish all my cases were like that to save on shelf space.

If you're considering buying the Blu-Ray and are worried about the poor-quality transfers that plagued the DVD releases, don't be. The quality is everything that can be expected from a Blu-Ray release of a 1980 film. Enjoy this cult sci-fi classic again in glorious HD!
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on 10 July 2016
Fantastic blu-ray quality. region free also will play on any blu-ray machine, really good time travel yarn, highly recommend.
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