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The Final Countdown SE due 3/30


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#121 of 130 OFFLINE   Tom Oh

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Posted May 03 2004 - 05:05 AM

My wife groaned when she saw that I had bought another 80's film. I told her that I really liked the film and the rousing score. She started watching and she was hooked. This is amazing considering that she sleeps through most DVDs. I got the 2 disc version. I still love it and I'm glad I bought it. Posted Image

#122 of 130 OFFLINE   Jon Martin

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Posted May 03 2004 - 05:34 AM

I finally got around to watching the film over the weekend.

First, the transfer is indeed excellent. Wish that Blue Underground would release more films that I was interested in (not being a fan of horror films all that much). Great looking disc.

The film itself was good, although I thought that, as someone mentioned, the day to day life on board the ship was more interesting than the story (which wasn't developed enough, for me at least).

Loved the Lloyd Kaufman interview on Disc 2. I'm not a Troma fan, but he had some rather shocking things to say about the making of the film. More honest than most producers. Especially since the director is dead I guess.

Fun disc, glad I got it. Thanks for the recommendation everyone.

#123 of 130 OFFLINE   Sten F

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Posted May 23 2004 - 09:18 PM

Just got the 2-Disc beauty.

Has anyone noticed that the print on the two disc has been switched. The disc that says "Widescreen Edition" is the bonus disc, and the disc that says "Bonus Disc" is actully the film itself.

What a bummer!
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#124 of 130 OFFLINE   Randy A Salas

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Posted May 24 2004 - 12:39 AM

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Has anyone noticed that the print on the two disc has been switched. The disc that says "Widescreen Edition" is the bonus disc, and the disc that says "Bonus Disc" is actully the film itself.


That happened with copies sent to the press for review. There was a note from Blue Underground that the mistake affected only those copies, and that it had been corrected for the copies that would be going to consumers. Make of that what you will, but it sounds as if you got one of those advance copies.

Did you trade for your copy or buy it from a second-hand retailer?
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#125 of 130 OFFLINE   Sten F

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Posted May 24 2004 - 01:05 AM

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That happened with copies sent to the press for review. There was a note from Blue Underground that the mistake affected only those copies, and that it had been corrected for the copies that would be going to consumers. Make of that what you will, but it sounds as if you got one of those advance copies.

Did you trade for your copy or buy it from a second-hand retailer?


Well, I bought it of Ebay, though it was factory sealed with the hologram insert inside the transparent keepcase... numbered 16852/100000.

The UPC code has a black line across it. Don´t know what that means, though.

Does that makes this version more Limited than others? Posted Image

Also, where did you read about this mistake?
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#126 of 130 OFFLINE   John*C

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Posted May 24 2004 - 01:25 AM

I have had the 2.35:1 wide screen since 2001 which is Region 4 (AU), with high end mod I seen this movie not as the lbx but used the pal only x,y, scaler to raise the vertical height. No a true anamorphic, but then I did my homework and found a icos (Intelligent Code Operating System)had a x,y, Scaler for use with PAL! To my total amazement at the time I found a USA based firm that would install it and sell it with a new player, with their own 1 year guarantee. I still have it and 3 years of watching a higher than LBX, the high end mod was for real. The reason I have it because of the vertical height as black bars are still seen on the release by Force Video (FV655). They like many others put the word stereo on but I knew is was a 4.0 Dolby Pro_Logic sound track.

This dvd was released with chapter versus the USA firm that didn't have any chapters that ran like a VHS called Pacific Family Entertainment that put everyone down for a year but I had it already with the above ICOS mod and Dolby Pro_Logic, remember I use headphones(not Loudspeakers) and a dolby Pro_Logic decoder based on the Helmut Haas "Haas effect".Posted Image

I still bought the 2 disc USA blue underground, but was amazed it didn't seem any different than my R4 disc!Posted Image

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Posted May 24 2004 - 10:17 AM

I caught reference to this DVD coming out after an article on dvdtalk and noted the thread here on it. Never heard of it before (I was born in '79, after al Posted Image ). I'm a sucker for history and for time travel stories, so I rented it from greencine. Very good movie! I watched it at work on a PC, so no comments on the soundtrack/video quality (projector at home), but I was impressed with the movie itself.

I'm glad there was a release buzz on it, otherwise I wouldn't have ever noticed it.I'll be picking it up sometime in the future.
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#128 of 130 OFFLINE   Randy A Salas

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Posted May 24 2004 - 02:46 PM

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Well, I bought it of Ebay


Exactly as I suspected.

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The UPC code has a black line across it. Don´t know what that means, though.


It means that it's a promo copy and is not for sale. It's an advance copy, the ones I noted as being manufactured incorrectly. Legitimate retail copies don't have the mistake.

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Does that makes this version more Limited than others?

No, but it means you paid for a promo copy that wasn't supposed to be sold.

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Also, where did you read about this mistake?

Well, I'm a member of the press. When I got my copy, it had a note explaining the mistake and that it affected only the advance copies.
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#129 of 130 OFFLINE   Sten F

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Posted May 24 2004 - 08:29 PM

Thanks, for the info, Randy A Salas

These advance copies to press are they common for all titles released? You seem to know about this.

Hmmm, aren´t DVDs with minor print error on the disc likely to be rare... just like a stamp with errors on it?

I´m sure there are many other titles that has print errors on the disc or cover.

Anyway, beside from the little print error on the disc it´s excately the same as the ligitimate retail copies. Nothing to worry about.
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Posted May 25 2004 - 07:27 AM

This site kills me,

Here I am just average joe thumbing thru the forums when I spot a movie title I have not seen in years - It was a great movie - Now on top of the other titles I must have Posted Image I had to order this one from amazon... I really hate the word limited!!! Oh well its on its way....

Thanks to all you great movie buffs for reminding me of all the good movies I have seen...

And teaching me what to look for in quality

EDIT - of course I realize now that there is other editions available... Not just the limited version..
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