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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Richard Ringenbach, Sep 5, 2001.
Has anyone heard any recent news about "The Final Countdown"?
From The Digital Bits:
Yep... it's true. The Final Countdown is officially in production for DVD. I spoke yesterday with Pacific Family Entertainment, which owns the rights to the film, and they've confirmed that they are gearing up for the DVD release. Production is underway, and they hope to have the title out by this summer. They do have all the original elements for the film, and they're aware of what fans want on the DVD release (including 5.1 sound and anamorphic widescreen video). PFE is just down the road from the Bits' offices, so we'll be sure to keep you up to date. The Final Countdown is a B-grade, sci-fi classic from the 1980s, in which a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, the U.S.S. Nimitz, passes through a timewarp and is sent back to December 6th, 1941 - just in time to prevent the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. It's a great little flick, and it stars Martin Sheen, Kirk Douglas, James Farentino, Katharine Ross and Charles Durning. It'll be the perfect spin on DVD - can't wait!
And what's the release date???
I figure some of you might enjoy the irony of this thread even if you cannot enjoy the DVD yet.....
In a couple of weeks.
Talk about going through the archives.
I actually caught this on TV the other night...removed it from my wish list afterwards.
Good luck to the rest of you guys that still want it though.
Only a couple weeks more...hehe
I placed my order back in DECEMBER 2000 and 1. I've been calling PFE every month or so and hear the same STORY every time I call....... This is ridiculous! The original release date was January 15,2002 and uhhhhhhh what month are we in now........ They SHOULD get their act together and stop giving us the same stories that it will be released soon.... Do NOT believe them when tthe little old lady says "a couple of weeks"....... I called her about two days ago and she said "It's being shipped this weekend and next weekend". I asked her to confirm if my order was shipped and she said that she couldn't do that..... What the %$&*?
I say we all CALL PFE EVERY day and bust their chops!
1-714-669-4900 Hit 230 on your phone and then if there's no answer hit 0 for the old lady!
News up at The Bits confirming this bunch of jokers have yet again failed to ship as promised.
PFE: "Shipping this weekend! -er,.........mebee NOT"
Maybe they should just push this to December to commemerate
This whole situation os really, really sad. I would love to have this film, but I doubt I would purchase it now. PFE really ought to sell the rights and allow a proper, timely release to be put out.
If those discs aren't here in 2 weeks, I suggest you people find yourselves a lawyer for a class-action
They charged your cards to pay for production, and they have not delivered a disc.