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The Blues Brothers (Widescreen 25th Anniversary Edition) starring Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, James Brown, Cab Calloway, John Candy Thankyou After building up the duos 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 theres 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 Buying the Blues Brother Movie is the thing. It is a classic and was an immediate classic even when it first came out. How many other films capture this number of star entertainers (Cab Calloway, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Jim Brown, Howlin Wolf, etc...) and tie it all together into an amzing story with non stop action and deadpan humor - the elegant restaurant scene with Jake and Elwood making a spectacle of themselves, or the Blues Brothers playing the gig at a rural Country & Western Bar and playing Rawhide would be enough to want to see this film. And these are just a few classic moments. truly, it was fortunate and perhaps brilliant that John Landis and the creators of this film gave the production the green light to film while all of these legendary were still alive and had plenty of kick left in them to show the audience what real rhythm & blues and soul music were like by the people who created it. And then there are Belushi and Akroyd at the top of their comical genius, before Belushi went over the deep end with drugs and Akroyd swallowed beluga whale. And then there are the chase scenes. Just buy it and enjoy. For More 5 Star Customer Reviews and Lowest Price: The Blues Brothers (Widescreen 25th Anniversary Edition) starring Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, James Brown, Cab Calloway, John Candy - 5 Star Customer Reviews and Lowest Price!
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