Rent The Blues Brothers (1980)

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2h 13min
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Synopsis:
After the release of Jake Blues (John Belushi) from prison, he and brother Elwood (Dan Aykroyd) go to visit the orphanage where they were raised by nuns. They learn that the church stopped its support and will sell the place unless the tax on the property is paid within 11 days. The brothers decide to raise money by putting their blues band back together and staging a big gig. They may be on a 'mission from God' but they're making enemies everywhere they go.
Actors:
Tom Erhart, Gerald Walling, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Kristi Oleson,
Directors:
Producers:
Robert K. Weiss
Writers:
Dan Aykroyd, John Landis
Studio:
Universal Pictures
Genres:
Comedy, Music & Musicals
BBFC:
Release Date:
02/02/2009
Run Time:
142 minutes
Languages:
English Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital 2.0, German Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono, Italian Dolby Digital 2.0, Spanish Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
Subtitles:
English, French, German
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • The Stories Behind The 'Making Of'
  • Trailer
  • Production Notes
  • Cast & Filmmakers' Biographies
BBFC:
Release Date:
22/08/2011
Run Time:
133 minutes
Languages:
English DTS 5.1
Subtitles:
Danish, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Stories Behind the Making of 'The Blues Brothers'
  • Transposing the Music
  • Remembering John
BBFC:
Release Date:
15/06/2020
Run Time:
133 minutes
Languages:
English DTS:X, French DTS 5.1
Subtitles:
Canadian French, Danish, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, Hindi, Latin American Spanish, Norwegian, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Stories Behind The Making of The Blues Brothers
  • Transposing the Music
  • Remembering John

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Reviews (3) of The Blues Brothers

Excellent! - The Blues Brothers review by CP Customer

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13/11/2005

This movie is really a classic! Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi at their best. I love the whole laid-back, relaxed, everything-can-be-fixed mentality of the main characters, as well as their addiction to jazz music that seems to always cause them troubles.

Two musicians trying to bring their blues band back together, being on a mission from God! Oh yes, indeed...they are on a mission from God alright. They are on the mission to make us laugh till we can laugh no more...

It is worth watching at least once!

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Not funny and not good - The Blues Brothers review by BP

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18/05/2018

I have seen 2 John Belushi movies now - this and "1941" - and I have come to the conclusion that John Belushi is one of the least funny funny-men of all time. This film felt like Sister Act meets Thelma Louise, in a bad way. Ponderous, devoid of humour, way too many nonsensical parts, bad acting.. The guest singers were good- apart from that, nothing good.

0 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Zany, Crazy and Brilliant - The Blues Brothers review by GI

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17/11/2021

This zany musical comedy has become a big cult favourite. It's gloriously stupid, over the top and hilarious with a fantastic central performance from John Belushi assisted by Dan Ackroyd and a host of musicians and actors in support roles. Based on the characters Belushi and Ackroyd created for the American TV show Saturday Night Live and with a simple plot this is a comedy that has a fantastic rhythm and blues soundtrack. Belushi is Jake, who on being released from prison is taken by his brother Elwood to see the nun who runs the orphanage where they grew up. Partly terrified of her and partly out of duty they agree to try and raise the funds to stop the orphanage from closing. To do this they decide to reform their old band and play gigs. The trouble is the old band members are reluctant and the brothers end up wanted by the police. By the films end they are being pursued by a host of 'enemies' including the local Nazi party. Filled with car chases, fantastical and crazy set pieces including Carrie Fisher as a vengeful woman trying to kill them throughout the entire film in more outrageous ways this is a film that will have you laughing out loud or groaning at the whole daftness of it. But the songs are great not only from the Blues Brothers themselves but you also get Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Cab Calloway, James Brown and John Lee Hooker. With a brilliant support cast that includes John Candy, Twiggy and keen eyes will spot Steven Spielberg in a small role. Many absolutely love this film and it's certainly one everybody should try at least once because it is bonkers and you will laugh and tap your feet too.

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