The Final Countdown

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  1. Richard Ringenbach

    Richard Ringenbach Stunt Coordinator

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    Has anyone heard any news about "The Final Countdown" coming out again on DVD,being released by a company called triumph Marketing LLC on 8-19-2003?

    Thank you!
    Richard Ringenbach
     
  2. Richard Ringenbach

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    Sorry,about half way through my post I thought I recognized this name, so I went to the Pacific Family Home Entertainment web site and found out they are their sister company. I sure hope they do a thousand times better than P.F.H.E.did on this movie!

    Thank you
    Richard Ringenbach
     
  3. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    Unlikely, it's probably just a rehash of the existing disc

    Japan has an NTSC version with an anamorphic transfer that looks good from the screenshots
     
  4. Mark_Wilson

    Mark_Wilson Screenwriter

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    Jeff, do you remember where you saw those screenshots? I can't find anything at my usual haunts or google.
     
  5. Jeff Kleist

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    English soundtrack? Without required Japanese subs? If "yes", then how much in US $??? [​IMG]
     
  7. Mark_Wilson

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    Babelfish made it sound like it Had Forced Jap. subs.
     
  8. RexW

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    Just checked out the link and it says the subtitles are "fixed" so it looks like you can't turn them off. Haven't had this on any R2 Japanese discs before and haven't seen the disc to verify.
     
  9. Jeff Kleist

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    Rex, I'm going to assume your Japanese is better than mine [​IMG] I thought it said that you could tun them off
     
  10. Julian Lalor

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    The Japanese DVD is cropped to 1.85:1, as those screen shots clearly show.
     
  11. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    Screenshots on websites are not gospel, and Japanese discs are usually pretty good about OAR

    Till we can find someone with the actual disc, take nothing as gospel
     
  12. RexW

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    Jeff,

    Above the bitrate illustration it mentions:

    Žš–‹‚Í“ú–{ŒêŽš–‹ hŒÅ’èhi‚n‚e‚e‚É‚Å‚«‚Ü‚¹‚ñjB

    ΁Տ (kotei) means fixed and in quotes they have (Off ni dekimasen) so I took it to mean that they can't be turned off. But like I mentioned, I've never had any discs with burned in titles before.
    Anyhoo....thanks for the link [​IMG] and I'll probably wait for a price drop or when a decent version comes out in R1.
     
  13. Julian Lalor

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    There was a whole thread on AVS Forum about the Japanese DVD. Roberyt George, who has the disc, confirmed it was cropped to 1.85:1. The screenshots reflect that.
     
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  15. David Lambert

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    Thanks guys. I'll pass.
     
  16. Jeff Kleist

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    I think the OFF is what threw me. Too bad [​IMG]
     
  17. Gordon McMurphy

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    If ever there was a film which Anchor Bay or Blue Underground should get their hands on, it is this one!

    Maybe a nice 2.40:1 anamorphic version will turn up on region 2 sometime in the near future.


    Gordy
     
  18. Gordon McMurphy

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    Please remove
     
  20. Gordon McMurphy

    Gordon McMurphy Producer

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    Are you sure it is the very-same disc as the Japanese edition?

    And what's this "we" business? Do you speak for everyone here?! [​IMG]

    Joking! [​IMG]


    Gordy
     

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