The Blues BrothersDirector: John Landis
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Universal brings the off-the-wall comedy The Blues Brothers to DVD in a collector's edition with an expanded version of the film, a decent 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer, Dolby Digital Surround Sound, and plenty of background material. Aside from the 15 minutes of extra footage, the highlight of the disc is The Stories Behind the Making of The Blues Brothers, an hour- long documentary featuring every participant from the film, conveniently accessible through a menu of 14 chapters. Star and co-writer Dan Aykroyd explains how a joke that he and best friend John Belushi shared with friends evolved from a Saturday Night Live skit to a best-selling album and then to a film. Director John Landis covers the difficult production, from the outrageous stunts to Belushi's disappearances from the set. Along with interviews with the bandmates and a stellar group of cameo musicians (Aretha Franklin, Cab Calloway), there is old footage of Belushi discussing the film. A generous set of production photos and the theatrical trailer round out a satisfying package of features for this comedy favorite.
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Cast & Crew
|John Belushi||"Joliet" Jake Blues|
|Dan Aykroyd||Elwood Blues|
|James Brown||Rev. Cleophus James|
|John Candy||Burton Mercer|
|Carrie Fisher||Mystery Woman|
|Aretha Franklin||Soul Food Cafe Owner|
|Master Henry Gibson||Nazi Leader|
|John Lee Hooker||Street Slim|
|Steve Cropper||Steve "The Colonel" Cropper|
|Donald "Duck" Dunn||Himself|
|Willie "Too Big" Hall||Himself|
|Tom "Bones" Malone||"Bones" Malone|
|Frank Oz||Corrections Officer|
|Kathleen Freeman||Sister Mary Stigmata|
|Steven Williams||Trooper Mount|
|Charles Napier||Tucker McElroy|
|Chaka Khan||Choir Soloist|
|Stephen Bishop||Charming Trooper|
|John Landis||Trooper La Fong|
|Gary McLarty||Man in Toy Store|
|Shotgun Britton||The Cheese Whiz|
|John Ring||Fire Commissioner|
|Toni Fleming||Mrs. Tarantino|
|Norman Matlock||Police Commissioner|
|Joe Cirillo||Police Captain|
|Rosie Schuster||Cocktail Waitress|
|Cindy Fisher||Daughter #2|
|Elizabeth Hoy||Daughter #3|
|Big Walter Horton||Tampa Pete|
|Matt Murphy||Matt "Guitar" Murphy|
|Lou Marini||"Blue" Lou Marini|
|De'Voreaux White||Young Guitar Thief|
|Lou Perry||Man at Bar|
|Stan Mazin||Drunk Dancer|
|Blair Burrows||Good Ole Boy|
|Jack Callahan||Good Ole Boy|
|Steve Lawrence||Maury Sline|
|Ralph Foody||Police Dispatcher|
|Andrew Goodman||Lobby Guard #2|
|Alan Rubin||Mr. Fabulous|
0. Chapter List.
Prisoner #7474505B (Main titles).
Cop tires, cop suspension, cop shocks.
A little churchin' up.
The old landmark.
Jake sees the light.
Where's the band?.
A mall with everything.
Elwood's elegant abode.
The bomb in the abode.
Elwood quits his job.
The last known address.
Murph and the magic tones.
Finding Mr. Fabulous.
The soul food cafe.
Ray's music exchange.
Shake a tail feather.
The old flame.
Bob's country bunker.
The theme from "Rawhide" (in A).
Stand by your man.
The real Good Ole Boys.
A meeting with Maury Sline.
Puttin' the word in the streets (I'm walkin').
The opening act (Minnie the Moocher).
The artists' entrance.
Everybody needs somebody to love.
Sweet home Chicago.
The artists' exit.
The mystery woman's revenge.
106 miles to Chicago.
The Good Ole Boys get off.
The Nazi's last ride.
The assault on the Daley Center.
Waiting for the assessor.
The cast of characters.
End titles (Everybody needs somebody to love).
The stories behind the making of the Blues Brothers.
Cast & filmmakers.
Universal web links.
Captions and subtitles.
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Belushi and Aykroyd at their best! One of the best Musical, Comedy, Action Movie EVER!!
I've always enjoyed this film. It's hilarious, and it has many cameos by famous singers like James Brown. John Belushi will be missed. R.I.P.
just watch it...
This is definately the feel good movie of all times, impossible to stay in your seat. The music, the dance routines, and performances, WOW.
One of the top five comedies of all time. A family favorite shared from generation to generation. Line after quotable line. "Illinois Nazis. I hate Illinois Nazis."
Great Music, great comedy, with the greatest comedy team ever. Don't miss a scene, from beginning to end, every minute is a classic
This is THE greatest comedy of the 80s, bar none. I never tire of watching this awesome film and I'll always miss John Belushi.
Who can forget the riffs, the laughs, and the goof-ups of those cool men in dark shades and questionable suits known as the Blues Brothers? On a mission, legitimate or illicit, to finance money for Sister Mary Stigmata, they are "on a mission from God." So, as heroes depart, must put the band back together and, of course, destroy a couple of police cars and supermarkets in the process. John Belushi, may you rest in peace.
Saturday Night Live vets John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd plays the ordinary band, The Blues Brothers. They are set to complete their first mission, getting the band back together and try to fool the authority in the process. Also stars "Star Wars" fame Carrie Fisher as Jake's old flame trying to get revenge.
I LOVE police chase movies! What makes the chase even funnier is that Jake and Elwood are trying to reunite their band and raise money for the orphanage that they grew up in. That's why they're ''on a mission from God.'' I've seen this movie so many times, yet I still laugh when I watch it. It's got good music and many guests appearances from famous musicians. And a lot of action. I still think it's funny.