Where to get PFE release of The Final Countdown?

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  1. Matthew Todd

    Matthew Todd Second Unit

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    I know about the abysmal quality of the transfer, etc with the release of The Final Countdown from Pacific Family Entertainment.

    I saw several weeks ago that they were available at a reasonable price from DVDEmpire, but now they are no longer listed there.

    Is there anywhere to get these for less than $20 each? It looks like PFE is now selling these for $27 plus shipping, which is just way too much for me.

    Thanks,

    Matt
     
  2. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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  3. David Lambert

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    I'm sure you can dig a copy out of someones garbage can! [​IMG]
    Sorry, couldn't resist.
     
  4. Michael Bailey

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    Believe me, you dont want this disk. I felt the same as you feel and bought it in spite of what everyone said. This disk is criminal!! No chapter stops, every digital artifact imaginable, crappy sound, no anamorphic enhancement, no extras to speak of. Honestly, you would do better with an old Beta or VHS tape. Iam not exagerating!! This is by far the worst DVD in my decent sized collection.
     
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    It sounds like an overseas bootleg from LaserDisc, (if there was one), would be better than this trash they put out.
     
  6. Jeff Swindoll

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    I've been reading about all the horrors of PFE's release, but I was browsing my local videostore and they had it for rent on the shelves. I didnt rent it but the box looks like somebody printed it off on their inkjet printer and there's a big white box on the back that looks like it would've contained the SE features that were first speculated but now it only says Pacific Family Entertainment in it. Looks like a very cheap release.
     
  7. ChrisPi

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    The terrible transfer is extremely discouraging. I first watched this movie with my dad a loooong time ago, and loved it. Frankly, I still do. It's got nostalgic value, plus what's cooler than when a F-14 plays around in the air with a Zero? And time travel! Oy! [​IMG]
    I should check e-bay to see if anybody's getting rid of the DVD at a cheaper price just to have it in some form. I had it on a old VHS tape, which has long since broken. I'd like to get it in any format.
    Any hopes of re-release?
    oh, and this is my first post, so please excuse any stupidity [​IMG]
     
  8. Jeff_HR

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    Welcome to the club ChrisPi! [​IMG]
     
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    I read somewhere that the region 4 disk was put out by " United Artists Company ". I am not sure if this is MGM/UA or not, but if it is I sure hope they put it out in region 1 some how,like get the copyrights from P.F.E!.
     
  13. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    It's not MGM

    There was some rumors that Mel Gibson's Icon Productions may own enough rights, but frankley, don't hold your breath. Bottom line, hope whoever owns the film in some asian country or the UK will do it better
     
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