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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Dan, Jim and Chicago!

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    Owned for 1 year when reviewed.

    Excellent movie! Has been waiting for this to come out in for 4K

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    The Blues Brothers is a must see!!

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    This is a classic and will always be a classic. This was John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd at their best. This is one that if you haven’t seen it you need to.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic

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    This is one of the funniest movies ever. Belushi and Aykroyd are incredible. I’ve watched this movie 20 times, but this is the first copy I have ever owned.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    "Do you see the light?!"

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    Back in the 1970s, SNL was a huge deal, launching a juggernaut of comedic talent and movie stars. Dan Aykroyd and his SNL co-star and friend, John Belushi, created The Blues Brothers, Elwood and Jake Blues, from their love of blues music (Rather Aykroyd's love for it, but got Belushi to come around) and created a classic act that spread over across multiple episodes of SNL, a best selling blues album and eventually, a movie. Armed with a screenplay literally the size of a phone book, a huge budget, two rising stars and a director fresh from Animal House, how does it turn out? On the outset of the film, "Joliet Jake" Blues (Belushi) is released from Joliet prison, and is picked up by his brother Elwood (Aykroyd) in the iconic Bluesmobile, which is an old 70s police car (Love the irony) and driven to their orphanage to talk to The Penguin (Kathleen Freeman, not portraying the Batman villain). They learn their childhood home is being sold to the Board of Education and must pay $5,000 in back taxes to keep the orphanage operational. They see a sign from above from God ("We're on a mission from God.") and decide to get the band back together. It is harder than it sounds, due to their band mates landing some solid gigs and earning some nice green. Oh, and the Illinois State Police, Illinois hate groups and a country-western band are on their tail, hoping to lynch the Blues, on top of raising $5,000. Will they raise the roof or have it crumble on top of them? Will the police capture the brothers? Well, you will just have to watch the film to find out. Let me just say, this film is truly one of the funniest films of all time, bar none. It isn't just a straight up comedy, as it is more akin to something more epic like The Great Race or It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. How do I suppose this is like the film? Jaw droppingly awesome and real stuntwork that varies from a car chase that destroys an entire mall to turning Chicago into a veritable warzone chasing the Blues brothers downtown, and destroying dozens of cop cars. I just love how epic the film is, but its much more than just action, it also has some great musical numbers throughout, from the likes of James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Cab Calloway and more! The acting from the two leads is fantastic, and feel like they are real brothers and complement each other well. Supporting players from the likes of Kathleen Freeman, Carrie Fisher, Henry Gibson, Charles Napier and more add to a memorable film. Of course not all of the actors are great. As I stated, there are some real musicians in the film, some doing pretty decent (Franklin manages to be exquisitely sassy here, Ray Charles doing well) but for the Blues Brothers Band, well is another story. You can tell they are not actors (Alan Rubin, the maitre'd and sax player fares the best here) and their line readings can be downright awful, but those are few and far between, as the main focus is on the brothers, as it should be. John Landis directs his first big budget film, and he doesn't disappoint at all. I'm surprised he wasn't overwhelmed, mainly coming from low-budget films (Animal House, The Kentucky Fried Movie), and letting the film lose his grip, but he holds on tight and never lets go. He captures Chicago beautifully, respecting the culture within the Windy City, gives the film an epic touch and makes it hilariously rather effortlessly. The screenplay (Dan Aykroyd and John Landis, who came in to whittle the script to a shootable movie) is well-written from a comedy aspect, but the plot is really simple (Get the money, get it back, pay taxes) but that gives much more room to have more comedy and it delivers in spades. Witty dialogue here, a pileup of tax-payer funded cop cars there, all for the sake of comedy. As for the rest of the film, the cinematography is decent for a 1980 film, the sound design is well-mixed, the costumes are iconic, the editing is sharp and cut well and the music is also well-done. All in all, you can tell this was a blockbuster from 1980 and doesn't disappoint in the least! Moving on to the BluRay disc, I got a bit scared. See, Universal is infamously known for their catalog releases on BluRay. Edge enhancement, egregious use of DNR (digital noise removal) and changing the look of the entire movie. Luckily, Landis was brought in to supervise the transfer, and I can say its a wonderful looking BluRay. Shot on grainy film from 1980, I was expecting a noisy mess, but was glad to see an extremely detailed image, with neon lights popping off the screen well, sharp images, and no signs of EE anywhere. The AQ is a bit of a downer though. Remixed to 5.1 on the original DVD release from 1998, the 5.1 DTS track sounds amazing, but it is not lossless DTS-HD unfortunately. Luckily, this is a well done track, with it being one of the best lossy tracks on any BluRay I have ever heard. Moving onto the extras, there is plenty to dig into, but nothing substantial has been added since the 2005 25th anniversary DVD release. Starting off, we are treated to the original theatrical and extended cuts and both are equally good, but for a tighter film, stick with the theatrical cut. The main extra on the disc is recycled from the 1998 special edition, but boy is it worth to recycle. Stories Behind the Making of the Blues Brothers is an hour-long look at the making of the film, featuring vintage BTS footage and interviews along with modern (circa 1998) interviews with the cast and crew. Extremely well done and packed with interesting stories, its a must if you are a BB fan. Moving along the recycled path are two featurettes culled from the 2005 DVD. Transposing the Music (15 min.) features more interviews and does have a similar feel to the making-of documentary and more condensed but still worth a peek. Remembering John is a 10-minute look at the unfortunately short life and career of John Belushi. The films trailer finishes off the extras, and also includes the 25th anniversary DVD (Also includes all the extras as well, along with both cuts) and a digital copy. So all in all, a fantastic film with a BluRay with great picture and great sound (Though a lossless track would've opened up the music more) and decent extras make this a must own for anyone fans of the stars, The Blues Brothers or comedies in general. Remember, you're on a mission from God when you purchase the movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    They're on a Mission from God

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    The Blues Brothers is perhaps the Granddaddy of all the Saturday Night Live skits to transform to a feature film and in turn have a long-lasting appeal and life. John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd are Jake and Elwood Blues who are determined to reunite their blues band in order to raise five grand for their orphanage. Along the way, these two cause a huge mess across Illinois to what bottoms out as pure entertainment gold! The Blues Brothers also feature a who's who of blues and Gospel artists to push this musical comedy to greatness. The boys make their UHD debut and the results are superb! The print retains its theatrical look without to much heavy grain but the smooth details are noticeable in many scenes. The DTS-X 7.1 audio track is off the chain. Sad it's not a Dolby Atmos Track. The dialog is clear and clean but the soundtrack is an absolute treat! Very robust and thunderous with each some played throughout. The UHD also sports some bonus content carried from the previous Blu-ray release as well as the Extended Version also on the UHD disc. The Blu-ray disc is the same issued one that houses additional extras and both versions of the movie. The bottom line this is a must owned titled for fans and newcomers!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    4k

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    Owned for 1.5 years when reviewed.

    Solid 4k release of the film. I highly recommend if your a fan.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    This disc blew my center channel up-wow..Just wow

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    Owned for 3 months when reviewed.

    This was a vey special film for me as I went to “Joliet Catholic” where a lot of this film was made. I’ve seen this on many formats but this 4K disc is by far the ultimate best I’ve ever seen this ever. The lossless audio was so that I had to buy a pair of C-clamps to repair my center channel speaker that had separated its front plate from the box that enclosed it. (By the way the repair worked very well- I used a high strength flexible polyurethane epoxy, clamped it down for 2 days)...but I digress, the lossless audio on this disc blows the streamed version away.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    The Blues Brothers

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    Classic film . Belushi & Aykroyd are brilliant & funny . Your surer to love this one !

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    blues brothers

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    very funny movie Aykroyd and Belushi will have you laughing all the way

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Contemporary Comedy Classic from the 1980s!

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    Owned for 6 months when reviewed.

    After his release from prison, Jake (John Belushi) reunites with his brother, Elwood (Dan Aykroyd) -- collectively known as the "Blues Brothers." Jake's first task is to save the orphanage the brothers grew up in from closing, by raising $5,000 to pay back taxes. The two are convinced they can earn the money by getting their old band back together. However, after playing several gigs and making a few enemies, including the police, the brothers face daunting odds to deliver the money on time. Two cuts of the film are on both the 4K UHD disc and Blu-ray disc.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Best movie ever!

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    The 4K version of this movie has some of the best scenes that are clearer and more vibrant than the regular blu-ray. But there are some scenes that are about the same because they were shot with a different camera so you can only work with what you have! Other than that, Great performances from John Belushi (who has sadly passed away) and Dan Ackroyd, great music, tons of cameos from well known musicians and actors, laugh out loud moments are plentiful! Plus it's a great story and well written script! Greatest movie ever!! Must see! Very funny classic movie!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome movie and great music...

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    After the release of Jake Blues from prison, he and brother Elwood go to visit "The Penguin", the last of the nuns who raised them in a boarding school. They learn the Archdiocese will stop supporting the school 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 11 days. The Blues Brothers want to help, and decide to put their blues band back together and raise the money by staging a big gig. As they set off on their "mission from God" they seem to make more enemies along the way. Will they manage to come up with the money in time?

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    For 4K, Worth the Re-purchase...

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    Owned for 1.5 years when reviewed.

    Upgraded video and special features make this incarnation worth the repurchase to watch on your 85'' 4K Screen.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    The Blues you know... the movie to get in 4K!

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    Owned for 6 months when reviewed.

    If you haven't seen this movie, well, now you can... in 4k! What are you waiting for? It has everything, like. literally, everything you need to see in a Blues movie like singing and dancing throughout, insane car chases with the police, a slew of well-known celebrities making appearances, and just a fun romp!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    That DTS-X Audio...WOW!

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    Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.

    So I have been a fan of Blues Brothers ever since my dad made me watch it in my youth. It's a 5-star movie for me. The steelbook here while nothing fancy wise was the same price as the regular release so I opted for the Best Buy exclusive. The video looks the best it has ever, but it's the DTS-X surround audio track that completely wowed me! I never heard anything like that since the 2001 4K release. It's absolutely ferocious and monstrous. The Blues Brothers has never sounded better and I don't think it's possible to ever improve upon this release.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    4K was worth the wait

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    Classic movie. PQ is excellent. Sound quality is very good.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Funny

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    Owned for 4 months when reviewed.

    Have not seen this movie in years and glad I bought it. Great movie with lots of laughs and good music.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    The New Blu-Ray Of The Blues Brothers is amazing!

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    My review of The Blues Brothers is for the Blu-ray only and not the 4K. The picture is warm and vibrant with colors in many scenes and doesn't look at all dated film wise. The music which is as important as the visuals are also a stand out on this. This also contains an extended version which is nice to have but not entirely essential with the exception of seeing John Lee Hooker's performance in it's entirety. Priced at a very reasonable low price for a 4K and a Blu-ray combination. A definite must own. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    A stone cold classic

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    I love great comedy and great music and this has got both! You really can't go wrong with Belushi and Aykroyd, and this is simply their best imo. But add cameos and musical performances by the likes of Ray Charles, James Brown, John Lee Hooker, Aretha Franklin and more and this is one great film. The Blu-ray contains both the theatrical version and an extended version which is great, because the extended version has some bonus musical performances worth seeing, but unfortunately adds in a scene or 2 that only breaks up the pacing of the movie. So.... good to have the extended version just to check out the extra musical performances, but if you are truly going to sit down and "watch" this film, go with the theatrical version. And remember: they're not the police. They're musicians (on a mission from God!).

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    “We’re On A Mission From God.”

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    Belushi, Aykroyd & Every Iconic Musical Talent You Can Think Of Make Up This Instant Classic! What Started As An SNL Skit, Turned Into A Fan Favorite For Years To Come. Jake & Elwood Are Just As Iconic As Any Comedy Duo That Has Hit The Big Screen & Belushi & Aykroyd Deliver Seamlessly. If You Love Comedy, Music & Cameos From Famous Actors, This Is The Film Experience For You. So Strap In & Get Ready To Get Into The Music Cuz They’re On A Mission From God & They're Putting The Band Back Together!

    I would recommend this to a friend