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The Blues Brothers (DVD)

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In roles made famous by their famed SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE skit, Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi star as Ellwood and Jake Blues in this extremely entertaini...

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Excellent

ProFunny, well written, exceptional musical numbers!

ConsThe none-actors acting is a bit wooden (no surpris...

The Blues Brothers DVD Review The Blues Brothers is a 1980 comedy/musical movie starring Dan Ackroyd and the late John Belushi as brothers Elwood and Jake Blues. Starting out as a comedy sketch in 1976 on the American powerhouse which is Saturday Night Live, the Blues Brothers were an all-star...

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Super

ProEntertaining, great music, characters, celebrity c...

ConsPlot a little thin on the ground?

- Story - After Jake Blues is released from prison, he and his brother Elwood visit a nun who helped to raise the two of them in a boarding school. However, the school is struggling, with support soon to be taken away and its due to be sold on in order to pay off large tax debts, so the two of...

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Excellent

“ON A MISSION FROM GOD”

published 07/11/2001

ProOne of the best comedies of all time, excellent do...

ConsNo commentary

John Landis is famous for many comedies including Animal House, Trading Places, and Coming to America. Arguably his best movie though is the Blues Brothers. Not only is this an excellent comedy, but it is also a great action film and one of the most memorable musicals. The film cost a huge $27...

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Excellent

ProThe whole thing ( love the music!)

ConsNothing

In the late 1970s, comedians Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi brought a new sketch to the Saturday Night Live show that has been producing comedian actors by the bucketload for a number of years. The sketch was two men who dressed in black suits, with black ties, white shirts, black hats and...

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Excellent

ProThe Blues Brothers themselves

ConsNothing at all!

~~~Blues Brother~~~ Released in 1980, The Blues Brothers has now become a cult classic adored by the masses no matter what age you are or where your taste in music lies. The creativity in this film is outstanding, personally I thinks it hard to pin point just one thing that's good about the film...

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Excellent

“Drunk or sober - see it!!”

published 14/07/2000

ProWOW! Comedy heaven - the best movie about two orph...

ConsNone.

The Blues Brothers is a film that is at its best watched with a load of friends, a few cases of beer, or preferably something in the whisky line, and plently of floor space so you can shake your tail feather. The best place to see it is the Hyde Park Cinema in Leeds, after midnight if possible...

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Excellent

“Still got the Blues for you”

published 15/12/2002

ProIt's just so much fun

ConsThey made a dodgy sequel

I don't watch too many films. Something has to really appeal before I can persuade myself to sit in a darkened room with a bunch of strangers and go for 2 hours without a cigarette. Those of you who know me best, however, will know that when I do watch a film, something that makes me laugh will...

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Excellent

“The Blues Brothers”

published 26/05/2001

Progreat soundtrack, very funny

Consnone

I can't remember when I first saw this - after all it is quite old (1984). I remember I missed the first bit, but thought the rest of it was great - in fact I think it was on the end of a video of something else I had recorded. Years later I have seen the film several times and own my own DVD of...

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Excellent

“One of the Truly Great Films”

published 20/02/2001

ProBelushi and Aykrord in top form, great comedy, gre...

Consnothing - apart from the long awaited follow up wa...

When John Belushi died in 1983, the Comedy world lost one of it's true greats. However, we can certainly be glad that he did leave us with this real comedy masterpiece. The Blues Brothers was made three years before his death and following on from his initial success as one of the stars of...

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Excellent

ProActing, Music, Comedy

ConsThe sequel in 2000

“It's 110 miles to Chicago. We've got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark, and we're wearing sunglasses. Hit it!" This is one of my favourite films. In this case the old cliché is true 'one you can watch again and again'. It is extremely funny, and has a great soundtrack...

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Excellent

“Ahh, Twist It”

published 08/08/2001

ProOrigional and a good watch

ConsQuite Old

This has to be one of my favourite films of all time. It’s a big, raucous powerhouse movie that proves against all odds that if you’re loud enough, vulgar enough and have enough raw energy you can make a steamroller into a musical. Filmed in 1979, this is a weird film. It stars John...

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Excellent

ProMusic and comedy go well together

Consarguably dated but still very funny

"It's 103 miles to Chicago. We've got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark, and we're wearing sunglasses." "Hit it!" Musicals are fun, no question about it, although some are more tolerable than others, whether you ‘still believe’ with “Miss Saigon” or are ‘hopelessly devoted’...

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Excellent

ProGreat comedy, Great Music - Great

ConsNo more John Belushi, how sad

When John Belushi died in 1983, the comedy world lost one of it's true greats. However, we can certainly be glad that he did leave us with this comedy masterpieces. Jake (Belushi) and Elwood (Dan Aykroyd) are reunited in the first scene as Jake is released from jail. They then have to go "visit...

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Satisfactory

“Over Rated Pile of”

published 07/10/2001

ProSome comic moments

ConsVastly over rated

I have looked at the many reviews for this film and read great eulogies to this film. Alas I cannot agree. What makes people rave about this inconsequential twaddle I just cannot fathom. Seemingly granted additional mythical status by one of the stars untimely death a few years later The Blues...

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Excellent

“There on a mission from god”

published 21/09/2000

ProMaximim entertainment

ConsNone

I was first introduce to the Blues Brothers in 1990 and have been a huge fan ever since. The concept came from the early days of America's Saturday Night Live when regulars Dan Ackroyd and John Belushi created the characters Ellwood and Jake Blues, the Blues Brothers. The film starts with Jake...

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In roles made famous by their famed SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE skit, Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi star as Ellwood and Jake Blues in this extremely entertaining and successful comedy. Upon Jake's release from prison, the brothers are reunited and visit the orphanage they grew up in--only to discover that it is in danger of being shut down by the county for failure to pay taxes. With a little help from James Brown as a revival preacher, the Blues Brothers are divinely inspired to raise the $5,000 that the orphanage needs to stay open. On their mission from God, they must reunite their old band and raise the money by playing various gigs around town. The wild adventures of the band include dodging evil neo-Nazis, playing in a rowdy redneck bar, and narrowly escaping the crazed Carrie Fisher as Jake's ex-fiancee, who is out to see him dead. Finally, the boys have to get to a gig at the Palace Hotel Ballroom and deliver the $5,000 to the county assessor's office--leading to one of the most wild and hysterical car-chase smashups in film history. John Landis has spiced this wonderful romp with fabulous rhythm-and-blues numbers from such greats as Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Cab Calloway, and Ray Charles.

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