Rating: R and Unrated
Directed by John Landis
Transposing the Music – Catch 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
BD Live Enabled
D-Box Motion Enabled
Running Time: 25 Hours
“Comedy icons John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd star in the outrageously funny musical comedy ‘The Blues Brothers.’ After the release of Jake Blues (Belushi) from prison he and brother Elwood (Aykroyd) take their blues band back on the road in an attempt to raise money for the orphanage where they were raised. Havoc ensues as the brothers seek redemption on their “mission from God.” Directed by John Landis (National Lampoon’s Animal House) the soul-stirring comedy classic features musical performances by blues legends Ray Charles James Brown Aretha Franklin and Cab Calloway.”
“The Blues Brothers” is rated R.
This Blu-ray is very close to the 25th Anniversary DVD that was released in 2009. It has both the theatrical version and the extended version of the movie. It has the “Making of the Blues Brothers” documentary which is nearly an hour long. It also has the featurettes “Transposing the Music” and “Remembering John.” Surprisingly, though, this Blu-ray doesn’t have everything from that previous DVD. It’s missing “Going Rounds: A Day on the Blues Brothers Tour” and the old introduction to the film by Dan Aykroyd. So if you’re a completist, don’t get rid of that DVD just yet.
This is a required addition to anybody’s Blu-ray collection. Pick it up and you won’t be disappointed!