After building up the duo's popularity through popular recordings and several performances on Saturday Night Live, John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd--as "legendary" Chicago blues brothers Jake and Elwood Blues--took their act to the big screen in this action-packed hit from 1980. As Jake and Elwood struggle to reunite their old band and save the Chicago orphanage where they were raised, they wreak enough good-natured havoc to attract the entire Cook County police force. The result is a big-budget stunt-fest on a scale rarely attempted before or since, including extended car chases that result in the wanton destruction of shopping malls and more police cars than you can count. Along the way there's plenty of music to punctuate the action, including performances by Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Cab Calloway, and James Brown that are guaranteed to knock you out. As played with deadpan wit by Belushi and Aykroyd, the Blues Brothers are "on a mission from God," and that gives them a kind of reckless glee that keeps the movie from losing its comedic appeal. Otherwise this might have been just a bloated marathon of mayhem that quickly wears out its welcome (which is how some critics described this film and its 1998 sequel). Keep an eye out for Steven Spielberg as the city clerk who stamps some crucial paperwork near the end of the film. --Jeff Shannon
The Blues Brothers 25th Anniversary Edition comes to DVD with the never-before-released Theatrical Version hit the Director s Cut and all-new bonus material!Comedy icons John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd star in the outrageously funny musical comedy about Jake and Elwood Blues two brothers searching for redemption with no money but a briefcase full of soul. Hit the road with musical performances by blues legends Ray Charles James Brown Aretha Franklin and Cab Calloway in the action-packed spectacular from acclaimed director John Landis.System Requirements:Starring: John Belushi Dan Aykroyd John Candy Carrie Fisher Directed By: John Landis Running Time: 281 Min. Copyright Universal Studios Home Entertainment 2005Format: DVD MOVIE
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One of the most popular
comedy classics of all time.
All- Star Cast!
Comic legends John Belushi
and Dan Aykroyd.
Features the music of
Ray Charles, James Brown
and many more.
Directed by John Landis.
The Blues Brothers 25th Anniversary Edition includes: TWO Versions of the Film - Expanded Version and Original Theatrical Version (never before available on DVD) and all-new bonus material!
Comedy icons John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd star in the outrageously funny musical comedy about Jake and Elwood Blues, two brothers searching for redemption with no money but a briefcase full of soul. Hit the road with musical performances by blues legends Ray Charles, James Brown, Aretha Franklin and Cab Calloway in the action-packed spectacular from acclaimed director John Landis.
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