Watch now

Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
More Buying Choices
Sent2u Add to Basket
Quality Media Supplies Ltd. Add to Basket
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Image not available


1941 [DVD] [1979]

John Belushi , Dan Aykroyd , Steven Spielberg    Suitable for 12 years and over   DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
Price: £5.00 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £10. Details
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 15 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Want it tomorrow, 1 Nov.? Choose Express delivery at checkout. Details
Looking for Bargains?
Check out the DVD & Blu-ray Deals of the Week page to find this week's price-drops. Deals of the Week end on Sunday at 23:59.

Amazon Instant Video

Watch 1941 instantly from £6.99 with Amazon Instant Video
Also available to rent on DVD from LOVEFiLM By Post

Frequently Bought Together

1941 [DVD] [1979] + Animal House [DVD]
Price For Both: £9.08

Buy the selected items together
  • Animal House [DVD] £4.08

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Product details

  • 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 (46 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002ZJ1JJK
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,901 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


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.

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A gloriously self-indulgent monument to excess 25 Oct 2011
By Trevor Willsmer HALL OF FAME TOP 100 REVIEWER
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.
Read more ›
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very funny film 26 Feb 2003
By A Customer
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.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 1941 - an under-rated classic 2 July 2011
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.
Was this review helpful to you?
21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A VERY FUNNY FILM, but that's just my opinion 23 July 2003
Format:VHS Tape
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.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars madcap insane comedy romp 21 April 2000
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
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!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this film!!!!!!!!!!! 11 Jan 2010
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.
Was this review helpful to you?
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars We saw thus film ages ago and wanted to see ...
We saw thus film ages ago and wanted to see it again, it fully met all expectations and we spent a mirthful evening enjoying it again with our boys, well worth every penny.
Published 2 months ago by Szal
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good film
Published 3 months ago by buzzybee
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Great service. Classic film
Published 3 months ago by mrs s coates
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Published 3 months ago by gibson
5.0 out of 5 stars a great movie
this movie has a great story a great cast and i could watch it time and time again a must see
Published 5 months ago by david laing
5.0 out of 5 stars Genius!
Classic comedy in the style of Steven Speilberg.
A great cast and madcap plot.
One of my all time favourites.
Published 8 months ago by Mark Schafer
5.0 out of 5 stars 1941 DVD
Despatched very quickly. One of the funniest films I have seen and got it for my daughter for Xmas as she was too young when it first came out!
Published 8 months ago by sam
5.0 out of 5 stars John Belushi
Film is worth seeing just for John Belushi, pure talent that made any film he starrred in something extra special.
Published 9 months ago by Joe Guida
4.0 out of 5 stars Pure slapstick
Hilarious film, providing you like total slapstick! Built around a yarn about a lost Japanese submarine attempting an attack on Hollywood just after Pearl harbour, it highlights... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Mr. M. Herbert
5.0 out of 5 stars 1941
Th is film is excellent in humour, patriotism in all aspects . It's still a classic film to watch and enjoy even by todays standards.
Published 12 months ago by James Kilmartin
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

Look for similar items by category