The Blues Brothers (Blu-ray)
They're on a mission from God.
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Blu-ray Disc Features:
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 2 hours, 28 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: July 26, 2011
- Originally Released: 1980
- Label: Universal Studios
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: Stories behind the making of the Blues Brothers. Behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the cast and crew
- Transposing the music. Cach a glimpse of the many spin-offs inspired by the film
- Remembering John. An ultimate portrait of John Belushi by those who knew him best
- D-Box motion enabled
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
- DTS - English, French
- Subtitles - French, Spanish
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||John Belushi & Dan Aykroyd|
|Performer:||James Brown, Cab Calloway, Ray Charles, Kathleen Freeman, Carrie Fisher & Henry Gibson|
|Directed by||John Landis|
|Screenwriting by||Dan Aykroyd & John Landis|
|Composition by||Elmer Bernstein|
|Cameo:||Steven Spielberg, Frank Oz, Chaka Khan, John Landis, John Candy, John Lee Hooker, Aretha Franklin, Charles Napier, Twiggy & Judy Jacklin|
|Produced by||Robert K. Weiss|
Memorable Quotes and Dialog:
"We're on a mission from God."
- Ellwood (Dan Aykroyd)
John Belushi's '70s hangover has yet to kick in and his funny act with Dan Aykroyd is complemented by James Brown, Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin.
[A] raucous, rumbling, rambling musical comedy, which features legendary performances from Aretha Franklin, James Brown and Cab Calloway.
Rating: A -- ...an epic musically charged comedy, the likes of which has never been seen before or since. Full Review
[I]t was their utter devotion to the Blues Brothers as characters that make it happen from scene to scene.
Rating: 4/5 -- The mere spectacle of Elwood and Jake in their shades isn't quite as giggle-inducing as it presumably was back in 1980, but the stunts are still awe-inspiring, and there's plenty of laughs. They really were thinking big. Full Review
Rating: 4/5 -- Formless, chaotic and lazy, and quite brilliant because of it. Full Review
Rating: 9/10 -- A dazzlingly enjoyable, memorable road trip of comedy and music from two of SNL's best. Full Review
In roles made famous by their famed SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE skit, Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi star as Ellwood and Jake Blues in this extremely entertaining and successful comedy. Upon Jake's release from prison, the brothers are reunited and visit the orphanage they grew up in--only to discover that it is in danger of being shut down by the county for failure to pay taxes. With a little help from James Brown as a revival preacher, the Blues Brothers are divinely inspired to raise the $5,000 that the orphanage needs to stay open. On their mission from God, they must reunite their old band and raise the money by playing various gigs around town. The wild adventures of the band include dodging evil neo-Nazis, playing in a rowdy redneck bar, and narrowly escaping the crazed Carrie Fisher as Jake's ex-fiancée, who is out to see him dead. Finally, the boys have to get to a gig at the Palace Hotel Ballroom and deliver the $5,000 to the county assessor's office--leading to one of the most wild and hysterical car-chase smash-ups in film history. John Landis has spiced this wonderful romp with fabulous rhythm-and-blues numbers from such greats as Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Cab Calloway, and Ray Charles.
In this classic comedy-musical, Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi star as Jake and Elwood Blues, white rhythm-and-blues musicians who are on a mission from God: to raise $5,000 for the orphanage where they grew up before it is closed for failure to pay back taxes. In order to succeed, they must resurrect their band, the Blues Brothers, and stay one step ahead of their enemies: Jake's ex-fiancée, the police, a bunch of Illinois Nazis, and a country-western band, not to mention the Chicago police. This much-loved comedy features tremendous song-and-dance numbers by such famous musicians as James Brown, Aretha Franklin, and Ray Charles.
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- Theatrical Release: June 1, 1980.
- Fimed on location in Chicago.
- Estimated budget: $27 million.
- Estimated domestic gross: $57 million.
- Paul Reubens (Pee-Wee Herman) has a cameo in the film as a waiter.
- Aretha Franklin's backup singers on her rendition of "Think" are her real-life sisters.
Director John Landis, Steven Spielberg, and Frank Oz all have cameo roles in the film.
- Sales Rank: 32,818
- UPC: 025192073007
- Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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