Expanding on their Saturday Night Live characters, John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd star as Jake and Elwood Blues, two white boys with black soul. Sporting cool shades and look-alike suits, Jake and Elwood are dispatched on a "mission from God" by their former teacher, Sister Mary Stigmata (Kathleen Freeman). Said mission is to raise $5000 to save an orphanage. In the course of their zany adventures, the Blues Brothers run afoul of neo-Nazi Henry Gibson, perform the theme from Rawhide before the most unruly bar crowd in written history, and lay waste to hundreds of cars on the streets and freeways of Chicago. In case you aren't swept up in the infectuous nuttiness of the brothers Blue, you might have fun spotting film's legion of guest stars, including James Brown, Cab Calloway, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, John Candy, Carrie Fisher, Steve Lawrence, Twiggy, Paul Reubens (aka Pee-Wee Herman), Frank Oz, and Steven Spielberg.~Hal Erickson
Stories behind the making of the Blues Brothers. Behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the cast and crew
Transposing the music. Cach 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
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!
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!
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.