The Blues Brothers

The Blues Brothers

John Belushi
Director: John Landis Cast: John Belushi
John Belushi
, Dan Aykroyd
Dan Aykroyd
, James Brown
James Brown
John Landis

DVD (Wide Screen)

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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/09/1998
UPC: 0025192029929
Original Release: 1980
Rating: R
Source: Universal Studios
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 2:28:00
Sales rank: 220

Special Features

Includes footage not seen since the original 1980 Picwood preview; "The Making of The Blues Brothers," featuring interviews with director John Landis, Dan Aykroyd, The Blues Brothers Band, producer Robert K. Weiss Never-before-seen behind-the-scenes footage; Theatrical trailer; Production photographs

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Belushi "Joliet" Jake Blues
Dan Aykroyd Elwood Blues
James Brown Rev. Cleophus James
John Candy Burton Mercer
Ray Charles Ray
Carrie Fisher Mystery Woman
Cab Calloway Curtis
Aretha Franklin Soul Food Cafe Owner
Master Henry Gibson Nazi Leader
John Lee Hooker Street Slim
Murphy Dunne Murph
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
Twiggy Chic Lady
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
Paul Reubens Waiter
Ben Piazza Father
Cindy Fisher Daughter #2
Elizabeth Hoy Daughter #3
Dean Hill Nazi
Gary Houston Nazi
Big Walter Horton Tampa Pete
Matt Murphy Matt "Guitar" Murphy
Lou Marini "Blue" Lou Marini
Jeff Morris Bob
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
Sean Hayden Orphan
Ralph Foody Police Dispatcher
Andrew Goodman Lobby Guard #2
Joe Walsh Prisoner
Jack Orend Nazi
Alan Rubin Mr. Fabulous

Technical Credits
John Landis Director,Screenwriter
John Ashby Stunts
Dan Aykroyd Screenwriter
Bobby Bass Stunts
Elmer Bernstein Score Composer
Ray Bickel Stunts
Mary R. Boss Stunts
Clay Boss Stunts
Steve M. Boyum Stunts
Janet Brady Stunts
Arthur Brewer Special Effects
Greg Brickman Stunts
Bernie Brillstein Executive Producer
Shotgun Britton Makeup
Layne Britton Stunts
Robert Latham Brown Production Manager
Michael Chinich Casting
Jadie David Stunts
Eddy Donno Stunts
Bud Ekins Stunts
Gary Epper Stunts
Richard Epper Stunts
George Folsey Associate Producer,Editor
Katterli A. Frauenfelder Asst. Director
Hal G. Gausman Set Decoration/Design
Mickey Gilbert Stunts
James M. Halty Stunts
Chuck Hayward Stunts
Freddie Hice Stunts
Dean Jagger Stunts
Carlton Johnson Choreography
Bill Kaplan Sound/Sound Designer
Stephen M. Katz Cinematographer
Henry Larrecq Art Director
Walt LaRue Stunts
Terry J. Leonard Stunts
John J. Lloyd Production Designer
Deborah Nadoolman Costumes/Costume Designer
Ira Newborn Score Composer
Kitty O'Neil Stunts
Alan Oliney Stunts
Brad Orrison Stunts
Victor Paul Stunts
Charlie Picerni Stunts
J.N. Roberts Stunts
R.A. Rondell Stunts
Wally Rose Stunts
Tanya Russell Stunts
Sharon Schaffer Stunts
David Sosna Associate Producer,Asst. Director
Tom Steele Stunts
Jervam A. Swartz Asst. Director
Bob Terhune Stunts
Robert Weiss Producer
Karen Werner Stunts
Albert J. Whitlock Special Effects
Walter Wyatt Stunts
Steve Yaconelli Camera Operator

Scene Index

Chapter List.
0. Chapter List.

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