The Blues Brothers

The Blues Brothers

Director: John Landis Cast: John Belushi
John Belushi
, Dan Aykroyd
Dan Aykroyd
, James Brown
James Brown
, Cab Calloway
Cab Calloway
John Landis
The Blues Brothers

The Blues Brothers

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

DVD (Wide Screen)

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Overview

"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: STUDIO DISTRIBUTION SERVS LLC
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Language: English
Time: 2:28:00
Sales rank: 3,265

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 Reverend Cleophus James,Actor
Cab Calloway Curtis
Carrie Fisher Mystery Woman,Daughter #2
Ray Charles Ray
Aretha Franklin Mrs. Murphy
Henry Gibson Nazi Leader
John Candy Burton Mercer
Murphy Dunne Murph
Steve Cropper Steve `The Colonel' Cropper
Donald 'Duck' Dunn Himself
Willie Hall Willie `Too Big' Hall
Tom Malone `Bones' Malone
Lou Marini `Blue' Lou Marini
Matt Murphy Matt `Guitar' Murphy
Frank Oz Corrections Officer
Kathleen Freeman Sister Mary Stigmata
Armand Cerani Trooper Daniel
Steven Williams Trooper Mount
Charles Napier Tucker McElroy
Steve Lawrence Maury Slime
Twiggy Chic Lady
Steven Spielberg Cook County Clerk
Elmer Bernstein Composer
Alan Rubin Actor
Ralph Foody Actor
Leonard R. Garner Jr. Actor
Wally Engelhardt Actor
Sean Hayden Orphan
Eddy Donno SWAT Team Commander
Willie "Too Big" Hall Himself
John Lee Hooker Street Slim
Stephen Bishop Charming Trooper
Armand Cerami Trooper Daniel
John Landis Trooper La Fong
Shotgun Britton The Cheese Whiz,The Cheese Whiz
Tom Erhart Prison Guard
John Ring Fire Commissioner
Walter Levine Prison Guard
Alonzo Atkins Choirmaster
Norman Matlock Police Commissioner
Chaka Khan Choir Soloist
Joe Cirillo Police Captain
Gary McLarty Toys 'R Us Customer
Paul Reubens Waiter
Ben Piazza Father
Toni Fleming Mrs. Tarantino
Rosie Shuster Cocktail Waitress
Elizabeth Hoy Daughter #3
Dean Hill Nazi
Gary Houston Nazi
Jeff Morris Bob
Walter Horton Tampa Pete
De'voreaux White Young Guitar Thief
Stan Mazin Drunk Dancer
Blair Burrows Good Ole Boy
Jack Callahan Good Ole Boy
Andrew Goodman Lobby Guard #2
Joe Walsh Prisoner
Jack Orend Nazi
Pee-Wee Herman Actor
Judy Jacklin Actor
Ira Newborn Composer

Technical Credits
John Landis Director,Screenwriter
Dan Aykroyd Screenwriter
Bernie Brillstein Executive Producer
Robert K. Weiss Producer
Syd Dutton Special Effects
Robert Glass Sound Effects
Robert Knudson Sound Effects
Don MacDougall Sound Effects
William B. Kaplan Sound Effects
John Ashby Stunts
Bob Terhune Stunts
Layne Britton Stunts
Eddy Donno Stunts
Steve M. Boyum Stunts
Bud Ekins Stunts
Albert J. Whitlock Special Effects
Karen Werner Stunts
Walter Wyatt Stunts
Greg Brickman Stunts
Gary Epper Stunts,Stunts
Mickey Gilbert Stunts
Terry J. Leonard Stunts
Alan Oliney Stunts
Jadie David Stunts
Brad Orrison Stunts
Walt LaRue Stunts
Arthur Brewer Special Effects
Ray Bickel Stunts
Dean Jagger Stunts
Tanya Russell Stunts
James Halty Stunts
Janet Brady Stunts
Clay Boss Stunts
Michael Chinich Casting
Chuck Hayward Stunts
Tom Steele Stunts
Bobby Bass Stunts
Victor Paul Stunts
J.N. Roberts Stunts
Wally Rose Stunts
Sharon Schaffer Stunts
Freddie Hice Stunts
Charles Picerni Sr. Stunts
Kitty O'Neil Stunts
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