Blues Brothers

Belushi, John

SKU: 025192073007

UPC 025192073007
Release Date 2011-07-26
Studio Universal Studios Home Video
Discs 1
Length 148
Format Color
MPAA Rating Not Rated
Synopsis 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.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.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.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.[T]he movie is rightly hailed for its classic cameos from Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and James Brown...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.[I]t was their utter devotion to the Blues Brothers as characters that make it happen from scene to scene.
Cast Aretha Franklin (Cameo)
Robert K. Weiss (Producer)
John Landis (Director)
John Lee Hooker (Cameo)
Kathleen Freeman (Star)
James Brown (Star)
Frank Oz (Cameo)
John Landis (Cameo)
Elmer Bernstein (Composer)
Steven Spielberg (Cameo)
Judy Jacklin (Cameo)
Dan Aykroyd (Screenwriter)
Cab Calloway (Star)
Twiggy (Cameo)
John Candy (Cameo)
Dan Aykroyd (Star)
Henry Gibson (Star)
John Landis (Screenwriter)
Charles Napier (Cameo)
Paul Reubens (Cameo)
Chaka Khan (Cameo)
John Belushi (Star)
Carrie Fisher (Star)
Ray Charles (Star)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Region [unknown] 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 Widescreen - 1.85 Audio: DTS - English, French Subtitles - French, Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.20000
Height 0.40000
Width 5.30000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Comedy,Feature Film Action Adventure
Attribute Additional Footage,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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