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The Blues Brothers

Author: John LandisRobert K WeissJohn BelushiDan AykroydJames BrownAll authors
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal, [2005]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : 25th anniversary ed., widescreenView all editions and formats
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After Jake Blues is released from prison, he and brother Elwood go to visit the old home where they were raised by nuns. They learn the church is no longer supporting the institution and will sell the place to the education authority. The only way to keep the place open is if the $5000 tax on the property is paid within the next 11 days. The brothers want to help and decide to put their blues band back together and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Comedy films
Drama
Musical films
Road films
Teatro
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: John Landis; Robert K Weiss; John Belushi; Dan Aykroyd; James Brown; Cab Calloway; Ray Charles; Carrie Fisher; Aretha Franklin; Henry Gibson; Steve Cropper; Donald Dunn; John Candy; Kathleen Freeman; Steve Lawrence; Stephen M Katz; George Folsey, Jr.; Elmer Bernstein; Universal Pictures (Firm)
ISBN: 1417034742 9781417034741
OCLC Number: 61315711
Language Note: Extended version: English dialogue, English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned. Theatrical version: English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish dialogue, English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1980.
Special features: Side A - Extended version (2 hrs. 28 min.) ; stories behind the making-of "The Blues Brothers"; musical highlights. Side B - Theatrical version (2 hrs 13 min.) ; introduction to the film by Dan Aykroyd; going rounds: a day on the "Blues Brothers" tour; transposing the music; remembering John; musical highlights; production notes.
Credits: Director of photography, Stephen M. Katz ; music, Elmer Bernstein ; editor, George Folsey, Jr.
Cast: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, James Brown, Cab Calloway, Ray Charles, Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin, Henry Gibson, Steve Cropper, Donald Dunn, John Candy, Kathleen Freeman, Steve Lawrence.
Target Audience: Not rated (Extended version); R (Theatrical version).
Description: 1 videodisc (148 min. ; 133 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD ; NTSC, region 1 ; widescreen (1.85:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround (Extended time), Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo. (Theatrical time).
Contents: side A. Theatrical release, stories behind the making on the movie, musical highlights --
side B: Introduction by Dan Aykroyd, Remembering John, production notes.
Other Titles: Blues Brothers (Motion picture)
Responsibility: a Universal picture ; produced by Robert K. Weiss ; written by Dan Aykroyd and John Landis ; directed by John Landis.

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After Jake Blues is released from prison, he and brother Elwood go to visit the old home where they were raised by nuns. They learn the church is no longer supporting the institution and will sell the place to the education authority. The only way to keep the place open is if the $5000 tax on the property is paid within the next 11 days. The brothers want to help and decide to put their blues band back together and raise the money by staging a big show. As they set off on their "mission from God" they seem to make more enemies than friends along the way.

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