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Director: John Landis     Starring: Dan Aykroyd John Belushi
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Format: DVD
Sku: 227840004
UPC: 025192138003
UPC 14: 00025192138003
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Editor's Note
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.


Video Features DVD, Digital Audio

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Universal Home Video
Video Release Date Release Date: 3/6/2012
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1980
Video UPC UPC: 00025192138003
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks:
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Kathleen Freeman
Video Cast Info James Brown
Video Cast Info Cab Calloway
Video Cast Info Dan Aykroyd
Video Cast Info Henry Gibson
Video Cast Info John Belushi
Video Cast Info Carrie Fisher
Video Cast Info Ray Charles
Video Cast Info John Lee Hooker - Cameo
Video Cast Info John Landis - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Charles Napier - Cameo
Video Cast Info Pee-Wee Herman - Cameo
Video Cast Info Chaka Khan - Cameo
Video Cast Info Twiggy - Cameo
Video Cast Info John Candy - Cameo
Video Cast Info Aretha Franklin - Cameo
Video Cast Info Robert K. Weiss - Producer
Video Cast Info Frank Oz - Cameo
Video Cast Info John Landis - Cameo
Video Cast Info Elmer Bernstein - Composer
Video Cast Info Steven Spielberg - Cameo
Video Cast Info Judy Jacklin - Cameo
Video Cast Info Dan Aykroyd - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info John Landis - Director
Plot Summary
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.

Memorable Quotes

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

Professional Reviews

Total Film
"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." 02/01/2004 p.121

"[T]he movie is rightly hailed for its classic cameos from Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and James Brown..." 12/01/2004 p.58

New York Times
"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." 08/30/2005 p.E5

"[I]t was their utter devotion to the Blues Brothers as characters that make it happen from scene to scene." 10/01/2005 p.134

Product Attributes

Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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