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 Posted:   Dec 16, 2015 - 8:44 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Thanks to everyone for their thoughts on the film. As a result of this, I'm billing this thread for the $6.99 it costs me to purchase the 1941 DVD. Haven't seen the film in over twenty-five years. It interests me for nostalgia's sake and for my Belushi-Aykroyd fandom. Oddly enough, the only thing I seem to recall from the film is Belushi saying something like "Die, slant!" as he's about to strafe something.

I think 1941 would make for a swell double bill with Under the Rainbow and for all the right--meaning wrong--reasons. wink

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 16, 2015 - 11:52 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

1941 is a bit strained at times with a couple of irritating characters and its manic and mayhem rather than hilarious.

However 1 scene was superb. The scene with the Jaws pisstake and the naked woman swimmer endin up clinging to the periscope and the japanese sub spotter with the binoculars looks up sees her butt and says "...Ahhhhhh Horrywooood...!!"
Now thats comedy genius.!!

 
 Posted:   Dec 16, 2015 - 2:02 PM   
 By:   Sigerson Holmes   (Member)

. . . the only thing I seem to recall from the film is . . .


"Eat lead, slant!"

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 16, 2015 - 4:48 PM   
 By:   Jameson281   (Member)




Not sure if the director was involved in that recut though, I think it was Universal related to TV showings. I think it is the better cut though.


Yes, that's absolutely correct - the "extended" cut is the TV version, re-cut in house by Universal by the same team who prepped TV versions of Universal's Airport movies.


Uh, not exactly. Some of the scenes were put back into the TV version, but the extended version seen on home video was put together under Bob Gale's supervision. IIRC, Gale saw the TV version, and, although happy to see several scenes restored, wanted more put back in, and/or adjustments to how the long cut was put together, so he worked on it as a labor of love. Spielberg did not supervise, but gave his blessing (otherwise we surely would never had seen it released.)

 
 Posted:   Dec 16, 2015 - 6:24 PM   
 By:   GreatGonzo   (Member)

Thanks to everyone for their thoughts on the film. As a result of this, I'm billing this thread for the $6.99 it costs me to purchase the 1941 DVD. Haven't seen the film in over twenty-five years. It interests me for nostalgia's sake and for my Belushi-Aykroyd fandom. Oddly enough, the only thing I seem to recall from the film is Belushi saying something like "Die, slant!" as he's about to strafe something.

I think 1941 would make for a swell double bill with Under the Rainbow and for all the right--meaning wrong--reasons. wink


Can I talk you out of getting the DVD? It's almost unwatchable; non-anamorphic, badly mastered...the blu-ray is the bee's knees!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 16, 2015 - 7:50 PM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

Thanks to everyone for their thoughts on the film. As a result of this, I'm billing this thread for the $6.99 it costs me to purchase the 1941 DVD. Haven't seen the film in over twenty-five years. It interests me for nostalgia's sake and for my Belushi-Aykroyd fandom. Oddly enough, the only thing I seem to recall from the film is Belushi saying something like "Die, slant!" as he's about to strafe something.

I think 1941 would make for a swell double bill with Under the Rainbow and for all the right--meaning wrong--reasons. wink


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