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1941 [DVD] [1979]


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  • Actors: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Christopher Lee, Toshiro Mifune, Warren Oates
  • Directors: Steven Spielberg
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Universal Pictures UK
  • DVD Release Date: 1 Mar 2009
  • Run Time: 112 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002ZJ1JJK
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,254 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Steven Spielberg's comedy is set in the paranoid Hollywood community during World War Two, when Tinseltown braced itself for an imminent attack by the Japanese just three days after America's attack on Pearl Harbour. A power cut and an enemy submarine sighting add to the panic. John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd and Nancy Allen star.

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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 26 Feb 2003
Format: VHS Tape
Why "1941" never got the acclaim it deserves is a mystery. Maybe it is because many Americans find it hard to laugh at themselves. There are so many memorable moments (two men and a dummy on top of a ferris wheel, the submarine sinking the tank, Robert Stack shedding a tear at "Dumbo" whilst the world outside the cinema is going mad, the amazing aircraft chase through Hollywood which is Spielberg's self-parody of "Star Wars"), but it has to be John Belushi as the fighter pilot that sticks in the mind. One of the few films that I have watched more than once.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jeff Groom on 2 July 2011
Format: DVD
I love this film; in fact, I've loved it since I first saw it, over 25 years ago. It's a very under-rated movie, many critics and film guides giving it around 3 out of 5, but I think it's much better than its reputation.

An homage to classic 1940s screwball comedies, this film has some great characters, played by a real all-star cast (Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Warren Oates, Nancy Allen, Ned Beatty, Christopher Lee, Tim Matheson, Toshiro Mifune, Robert Stack, Treat Williams, etc etc). Set in Los Angeles, a week after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, it brings together a normal family, a tank crew, a plane-crazy woman, a plain crazy fighter pilot, a really crazy Colonel, a Japanese submarine, and General 'Vinegar Joe' Stillwell, throwing them into an ever-escalating emergency, complete with fistfights, dogfights, dance fights, and a shoot-out between a Ferris wheel, a house and a submarine! How anyone could fail to like this movie is beyond me.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By "x-bubblybabe-x" on 23 July 2003
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Although many people find this film largely unfunny I find it hilarious. They got John Belushi to play the same kind of character that he did in Animal House and, in my opinion, it works!! Dan Aykroyd is also as funny as ever, he gets a bump on the head and does some crazy things that are sure to make you laugh. This film is worth renting just to see John Belushi's many comedy falls and Dan Aykroyd's impression of a bug.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 21 April 2000
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This has to be my favourite film of all time. Although never given the true credit it deserves this is one of steven spielbergs funniest movies. With a brilliant ensemble cast, John Belushi steals the show. His portrayal of a slightly less than sane fighter pilot will have everyone in stitches. The film follows a number of storys happening in 1941. From the teenager trying to get the girl, to the patriotic american ready to do anything to protect his country. All the storys come together to form the best mad-cap ending since "it's a mad, mad, mad, mad world". Unmissable!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Trevor Willsmer HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 25 Oct 2011
Format: DVD
NB: There are two different versions of this film - the two hour theatrical version, released on PAL DVD in Europe by Sony, and the two-and-a-half hour pre-release director's cut released on NTSC DVD in the US by Universal. Both include the same extras.

Lampooning the paranoia that swept America in the weeks after Pearl Harbor, 1941 is a hard film to make a case for, but it's the kind of film you can like in spite of its many flaws. Parts of it (much of the first half of the movie, in fact) are truly atrociously directed and despite a script by Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale, Spielberg's epic live-action cartoon is rarely ever particularly funny. A big part of the blame comes down to Spielberg's inability to properly time or stage many of the gags at that point in his career. But what Spielberg CAN do is stage the spectacle, which the film has in spades, as if compensating for the lack of jokes with an excess of explosions and destruction. And excess is what 1941 is ultimately all about. It may not be terribly good, but there's still a lot of fun to be had amid all the wreckage.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Macdonald on 11 Jan 2010
Format: DVD
For those who are curious, here are the details of the Dvd.

This Dvd features the original, shorter, theatrical cut of the film, running 1 hour 54 minutes. The picture and sound are remastered and is miles better than the older U.S. disc. It is also 16:9 enhanced for you widescreen TV.

The extras are the same as the older U.S. disc, but come on a 2nd disc instead of cramming it all onto one. Even the menus are the same as the decade-old American release.

Making of 1941 (Almost as long as the film).
Deleted scenes
Original Trailers
Production photos

One thing the US disc has that this new one doesn't, is the John Williams Isolated Score.

Overall I highly recommend this.

If you want the longer cut you can still pick it up cheap.
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