1980 film The Final Countdown on 4K UHD Blu-ray in April
The 1980 film “The Final Countdown” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on April 27th via Blue Underground. The film, directed by Don Taylor, starred Kirk Douglas, Martin Sheen, James Farentino, Katharine Ross, Ron O’Neal, and Charles Durning. This movie has received a new 4K scan in 16-bit from the original film 35mm camera negative and restoration (as noted below). It will be presented in the 2.40:1 aspect ratio with Dolby Vision and HDR10 forms of high dynamic range and include Dolby Atmos as well as DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo sound mixes.
“Now Blue Underground is proud to present THE FINAL COUNTDOWN in a stunning new restoration, scanned in 4K 16-bit from the original 35mm camera negative, with Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos audio, for the ultimate in explosive home theater excitement!”
There’s no preorder listing for the 4K UHD Blu-ray yet over at Amazon or any other retailers but stay tuned for an update on that. The bonus materials set to be included with this 3-disc limited edition set will physically include a Blu-ray and the CD Soundtrack. The traditional bonus materials (extras) set to be included on the release are listed below.
Further below, after the break, you can find the new restored movie trailer (in 1080p), the visual trade ad, and its text.
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 unthink-
able. Do they allow the Japanese to complete their murderous invasion, or launch a massive counterstrike 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. Now Blue Underground is proud to present THE FINAL COUNTDOWN in a stunning new restoration, scanned in 4K 16-bit from the original 35mm camera negative, with Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos audio, for the ultimate in explosive home theater excitement!
WORLD PREMIERE! New 4K Restoration from the original 35mm camera negative
• Exclusive Limited Collector’s Edition includes 4K UHD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, Soundtrack CD, collectible booklet, reversible sleeve, and moving lenticular slipcover (First Pressing Only)
• 4K UHD features 2160p Ultra HD Resolution and Dolby Vision HDR, with Dolby Atmos and DTS-HD Master Audio
• Remastered Blu-ray features 1080p HD Resolution, with Dolby Atmos and DTS-HD Master Audio
• All-Star cast includes Academy Award® winner Kirk Douglas (SPARTACUS), Golden Globe® winner Martin Sheen (APOCALYPSE NOW), Academy Award® nominee Katharine Ross (THE GRADUATE), Golden Globe® winner James Farentino (DEAD & BURIED), Ron O’Neal (SUPER FLY), and Academy Award® nominee Charles Durning (WHEN A STRANGER CALLS)
• For fans of TOP GUN, PEARL HARBOR, and THE PHILADELPHIA EXPERIMENT