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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
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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