The Blues Brothers (DVD)

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The Blues Brothers (DVD)

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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published 20/08/2010 | BorisElvin
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"The greatest musical ever. FACT!"

In my opinion, this film by far is the best musical ever to be shown on screen. Even though it is a musical, it does not feel like one. The action, car chases and comedy are will have you glued to the screen. The soundtrack is just great and the cameo appearances will leave you staggering around searching for the cast list on wiki. Aretha Franklin, James Brown and Cab Calloway among them. The story line and actions of Jake and Elwood are far-fetched but Dan Ackyroyd and James Belushi make you feel like it is nothing out of the ordinary. From start to finish you'll love these guys and remember, "They're on a mission from God"!!!!

This comes top of my pile of films to watch.

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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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