1941 (1979)

1941 (1979), directed by Steven Spielberg.

I know this is considered one of Spielberg's clunkers, that the critics hated it, and that my wife did not laugh once. But I saw it about ten times in the theater. I must have been in love with Dianne Kay.

Well, it's not as funny now. Still, I think the jitterbug competition and driving the tank through the paint factory are worth the price of admission. Some fun references to Jaws, Dr. Strangelove and Star Wars.

The DVD is a disaster:

All I need is a nice new Blu-ray encode of the theatrical cut. (Later: a Blu-ray containing both theatrical and director's cuts appeared).

John Williams score.