Blue Underground Announces Release Date, Specs For ‘The Final Countdown’ Re-issue

Courtesy: Blue Underground/United Artists

Independent movie studio Blue Underground will re-issue United Artists’ 1980 action/drama flick The Final Countdown this spring.

The company is scheduled to release the lesser-known science fiction flick April 27 on 4K Ultra HD/BD combo pack. Starring Martin Sheen (Apocalypse Now, The Departed, The West Wing), and Kirk Douglas (Spartacus, 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, Ace in the Hole), the movie’s story finds the crew of the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Nimitz transported back in time to Dec. 6, 1941, the eve of the attack on Pearl Harbor during an electrical storm.

As a result of the unexpected trip back in time, a difficult decision must be made by the carrier’s officers and political officers in Washington, D.C. at the time. A trailer for the movie is streaming here.

Blue Underground’s forthcoming re-issue comes with a variety, such as a feature-length audio commentary, interview with the F-14 crew that starred in the movie, and soundtrack to the movie. Additionally, the first printing will feature as a bonus, a 3D lenticular slipcover. The full listing of bonus content is noted below.


  • Audio Commentary with Director of Photography Victor J. Kemper
  • Lloyd Kaufman Goes Hollywood – Interview with Associate Producer Lloyd Kaufman
  • Starring The Jolly Rogers – Interviews with The Jolly Rogers F-14 Fighter Squadron
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spots
  • Poster & Still Galleries

BONUS! THE FINAL COUNTDOWN Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD by John Scott

BONUS! Collectible Booklet featuring The Zero Pilot Journal 

BONUS! 3D Lenticular Slipcover (First Pressing Only)

Pre-orders are open now.

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