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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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 Posted:   Dec 1, 2016 - 5:48 PM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

This film has a t-rex in it when they land in the La Brea Tar Pits, who knew he'd make JURASSIC PARK 14 years later?smile

 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2016 - 4:47 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

This film has a t-rex in it when they land in the La Brea Tar Pits, who knew he'd make JURASSIC PARK 14 years later?smile

Wasn't it the La Bra Tar Pits? wink

 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2016 - 1:32 PM   
 By:   Sigerson Holmes   (Member)

I didn't see a separate "R.I.P." thread, so I thought this would be a good place to remember veteran character actor Don Calfa, who just recently passed away.



In "1941" he was the wacky, pig-Latin speaking radio operator at the airfield.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2016 - 3:53 PM   
 By:   MikeyKW   (Member)

Like It's a Madx4 World, 1941 is proof that bigger isn't better, and certainly not funnier.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 7, 2016 - 9:32 AM   
 By:   theMaestraX   (Member)

This Comedy Spectacular I shall be watching tonight as a reminder of the anniversary date
of Infamy this history event occured!

 
 Posted:   Dec 7, 2016 - 9:41 AM   
 By:   RoryR   (Member)

Someone at TCM must agree with you, they're showing it tonight, though actually tomorrow at 4 AM.

I'll pass. I've seen it two or three times since original release. It's not that good.

 
 Posted:   Dec 7, 2016 - 11:32 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Someone at TCM must agree with you, they're showing it tonight, though actually tomorrow at 4 AM.

I'll pass. I've seen it two or three times since original release. It's not that good.


I only watch it for the score and model effects.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 7, 2016 - 11:44 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

I watch it for the jaws-submarine gag!

 
 Posted:   Dec 7, 2016 - 11:50 AM   
 By:   Mark R. Y.   (Member)

"If there's one thing I hate, it's Americans fighting Americans."

I actually find '41 and IAMMMMW to be two of the funniest movies ever. big grin

 
 Posted:   Dec 7, 2016 - 11:58 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

I watch it for the jaws-submarine gag!

I just Googled that scene and discovered it was the same model/actress that was in the beginning of Jaws! LMAO!

 
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