The Blues Brothers

They're on a mission from God.
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 33 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: September 8, 1998
  • Originally Released: 1980
  • Label: Universal Studios
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
  • Dual Layer
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Footage Not Seen Since the Premiere
  • "The Stories Behind the Making of the Blues Brothers" Full-Length Documentary
    • Trailer - Trailer
    • Production Photographs

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"We're on a mission from God."
  - Ellwood (Dan Aykroyd)

Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh84%

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Total Count: 55

Upright92%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 255,789
BLUES BROTHERS may be among the last original movie musicals to incorporate song and dance performances into its plot, rather than grafting them on as concert material.
New York Times
Aug 30, 2005
There is no more material sustaining The Blues Brothers"than one would find in a silent comedy short running 10 or 20 minutes. Full Review
Washington Post
Dec 18, 2015
Rating: 4/5 -- Formless, chaotic and lazy, and quite brilliant because of it. Full Review
Times (UK)
Jul 24, 2009
[I]t was their utter devotion to the Blues Brothers as characters that make it happen from scene to scene.
Premiere
Oct 1, 2005
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.
Total Film
Feb 1, 2004
The plot is a bit predictable, but it nonetheless reaches a spectacular outcome. [Full Review in Spanish] Full Review
El Pais (Spain)
Aug 14, 2019
Rating: A -- ...an epic musically charged comedy, the likes of which has never been seen before or since. Full Review
ColeSmithey.com
Oct 25, 2011

Product Description:

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.

Plot Synopsis:

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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Production Notes:

  • 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.

Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 1,016
  • UPC: 025192029929
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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