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Catalog Number 16-014
Format Standard Play CAV
MPAA Rating
Running Time 118 minutes

Pressing Location DiscoVision Carson
Label Color Blue
Retail Price $15.95
Year Issued 1979
Side Frames Running Time
1 32,550 22min 24sec
2 32,408 22min 30sec
3 35,215 24min 27sec
4 35,850 24min 54sec
5 35,085 24min 22sec
171,105 118min 49sec
Dead Side Various
Video Transfer
Audio Transfer
Printed Jacket

Pressing Notes

1941, while not one of Steven Spielberg's best films still holds a warm place in the hearts of DiscoVision fans. The discs were issued in printed jackets and were released near the end of the DiscoVision period. The transfer is only marginal, with the Panavision 35mm film often remaining squeezed, so the actors and images all look really tall and thin.

Known Dead Sides

Release History

In November 1988, MCA Home Video announced a Widescreen version of 1941 to include 30 minutes of new footage. The disc was never released.

After being out of print for nearly 12 years, 1941 was reissued as part of MCA/Universal Home Video's Signature Collection. This Deluxe CAV THX® certified version of 1941 (Catalog #: 42343), is a complete restoration with 28 minutes of footage added to the theatrical version, presented in the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. Also restored is the original 4-Track Magnetic soundtrack used only in the 70mm release, which have been re-mixed into Dolby Surround Stereo. The disc also features an isolated score track in stereo on the Analog tracks.

MCA/Universal also issued a movie only version of 1941. Released in November 1996, this new THX® certified edition is the same restored widescreen (2.35:1) version of the film available in the Signature Collection edition. It contains no supplemental materials or the isolated score.

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