Free Shipping for Prime Members
FREE Shipping
Get free shipping
Free 5-8 business-day shipping within the U.S. when you order $25 of eligible items sold or fulfilled by Amazon.
Or get 4-5 business-day shipping on this item for $4.98. (Prices may vary for AK and HI.)
Learn more about free shipping
on orders over $25—or get FREE Two-Day Shipping with Amazon Prime
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
The Final Countdown (Wide... has been added to your Cart

Ship to:
To see addresses, please
or
Please enter a valid US zip code.
or
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Like New | Details
Sold by MovieMars
Condition: Used: Like New
Comment: Sealed item. Like NEW.
Trade in your item
Get up to a $0.69
Gift Card.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

The Final Countdown

DVD

4.6 out of 5 stars 1,333 customer reviews

Additional DVD options Edition Discs
Price
New from Used from
DVD
(Mar 30, 2004)
1
$19.98
$14.47 $6.37
DVD
(Mar 30, 2004)
Limited Edition
2
$18.14 $6.45
Watch Instantly with Rent Buy

Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime
Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime Start your 30-day free trial to stream thousands of movies & TV shows included with Prime. Start your free trial
$19.98 Free Shipping for Prime Members
FREE Shipping
Get free shipping
Free 5-8 business-day shipping within the U.S. when you order $25 of eligible items sold or fulfilled by Amazon.
Or get 4-5 business-day shipping on this item for $4.98. (Prices may vary for AK and HI.)
Learn more about free shipping
on orders over $25—or get FREE Two-Day Shipping with Amazon Prime
In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently bought together

  • The Final Countdown (Widescreen Edition)
  • +
  • The Philadelphia Experiment
  • +
  • Time After Time (1979)
Total price: $37.76
Buy the selected items together

Editorial Reviews

Product Description

Far-fetched but plausable, this is a story about an aircraft carrier traveling backwards in time, just before the start of WWII. The USS Nimitz is cruising peacefully 200 miles off Pearl Harbor when it is suddenly caught in a massive electrical storm and almost immediately the sea becomes calm again. The reconnaissance photos taken after the storm plots their position and indicates a blow-up of Pearl Harbour, circa 1941 with the battleship Arizona visible in the photo. This seems impossible. It dawns on the officers that somehow they have traveled back in time. The crew must now decide whether or not to change the course of history.

Amazon.com

With a tantalizing "what-if?" scenario and a respectable cast of Hollywood veterans, The Final Countdown plays like a grand-scale episode of The Twilight Zone. It's really no more than that, and time-travel movies have grown far more sophisticated since this popular 1980 release, but there's still some life remaining in the movie's basic premise: What if a modern-era Navy aircraft carrier--in this case the real-life nuclear-powered U.S.S. Nimitz--was caught in an anomalous storm and thrust 40 years backwards in time to the eve of Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor? Will the ship's commander (Kirk Douglas) interfere with history? Will the visiting systems analyst (Martin Sheen) convince him not to? Will a rescued senator from 1941 (Charles Durning) play an unexpected role in the future of American politics? Veteran TV director Don Taylor doesn't do much with the ideas posed by this potentially intriguing plot; he seems more interested in satisfying aviation buffs with loving footage of F-14 "Jolly Roger" fighter jets, made possible by the Navy's generous cooperation. That makes The Final Countdown a better Navy film than a full-fledged time-travel fantasy, but there's a nice little twist at the end, and the plot holes are easy to ignore. James Cameron would've done it better, but this popcorn thriller makes an enjoyable double-bill with The Philadelphia Experiment. --Jeff Shannon


Special features

  • High-Definition transfer from original camera negative
  • Audio Commentary with Director of Photography Victor J. Kemper
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spots

Product details

  • Actors: Kirk Douglas, Martin Sheen, Katharine Ross
  • Directors: Don Taylor
  • Format: Anamorphic, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, NTSC, Original recording remastered, Subtitled, THX, Widescreen, Digital Sound, Surround Sound, Full Screen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), English (Dolby Digital 5.1 EX), English (DTS ES 6.1)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    PG
    Parental Guidance Suggested
  • Studio: Blue Underground
  • DVD Release Date: March 30, 2004
  • Run Time: 100 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 1,333 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B000096IAC
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,657 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

  • Learn more about "The Final Countdown (Widescreen Edition)" on IMDb

Customer reviews

Top customer reviews

on October 15, 2017
Format: Amazon Video|Verified Purchase
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on October 16, 2017
Format: Amazon Video|Verified Purchase
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on October 8, 2017
Format: Amazon Video|Verified Purchase
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on September 15, 2017
Format: Amazon Video|Verified Purchase
11 comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on September 24, 2017
Format: Amazon Video|Verified Purchase
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on September 7, 2017
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on February 3, 2016
Format: Amazon Video|Verified Purchase
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse

Most recent customer reviews

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

The Final Countdown (Widescreen Edition)
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: The Final Countdown (Widescreen Edition)


What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?

Pages with related products. See and discover other items: kirk douglas