Blues Brothers 2000 (Blu-ray)

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Comedy sequel directed by John Landis and starring Dan Aykroyd and John Goodman. Elwood (Aykroyd) emerges from a long stretch in prison to find the world has changed: his partner Jake has gone, the band have broken up and the orphanage where he was raised has been demolished. However, meaning is brought back to his life when he embarks upon a mission to save the soul of a wayward youngster. Reuniting the band with the help of new recruit Mack (Goodman), Elwood once again attempts to evade the authorities as he heads to New Orleans in order to compete at Queen Mousette (Erykah Badu)'s Battle of the Bands competition.

Product Details

Barcode
5030697038647
Department
Movies & TV
Released
26 Jun 2017
Type
Movies
Format
Blu-ray
Genre
Comedy
Region
Region B
Language
English
Studio
Fabulous Films
Extras
  • Interactive Menus
Runtime
119 min
Age Restriction
PG
Supply Source
UK

Movie

Title
Blues Brothers 2000
Release Year
1998
Running Time
124 min
Language
English
Categories
Comedies / Musicals / Action / Buddies / On-The-Road / On-The-Run / Theatrical Release
Ratings
IMDb
4.8
Rotten Tomatoes®
46% 38%
Synopsis
Upon his release from prison, now-brotherless Blues Brother Jake Elwood (Dan Aykroyd) puts the band back together with the help of a golden-voiced strip joint bartender (John Goodman) and a precocious 10-year-old orphan (J. Evan Bonifant) on loan from the comically abusive Sister Mary Stigmata (Kathleen Freeman). This hysterical sequel to the original BLUE BROTHERS comedy/musical makes good use of its copious celebrity cameos, which include appearances from old schoolers James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Eric Clapton, Bo Diddley, and Isaac Hayes in addition to bits from blues phenom Jonny Lang, Erykah Badu, and John Popper.
Notes
Lead singer John Popper of the popular band Blues Traveler makes a cameo appearance as a Blues Bros. Band fan who invites Ellwood to hear his band perform.

Macaulay Culkin was originally considered for the role of Buster.

In Ellwood's motivational speech to his bandmates he lists American inspirations, such as Elvis, Otis Redding, and finally the name Robert K. Weiss. Donald "Duck" Dunn asks, "Who's Robert K. Weiss?" Robert K. Weiss was the producer of the original BLUES BROTHERS.

"We'll have to get off this road, they've called ahead by now and you can't outrun a Motorola."--Ellwood (Dan Aykroyd) to bandmates
Poster
Poster for Blues Brothers 2000
Cast & Crew
Director
John Landis
Star
John Goodman / Dan Aykroyd / Michael Bondar / Evan Bonifant / James Brown / Demo Cates / Steve Cropper / Tom Davis / Susan Davy / Donald "Duck" Dunn / Murphy Dunne / Aretha Franklin / Candide Franklin / Kathleen Freeman / Soo Garay / Liz Gordon / Willie Hall / Jillian Hart / Wally High / Slavko Hochevar / Howard Hoover / Jennifer Irwin / Birch Johnson / Richard Kruk / Max Landis / Tom Malone / Lou Marini / Chris Marshall / Joe Morton / Matt Murphy / Patrick Patterson / Victor Pedtrchenko / Leon Pendarvis / Steve Potts / Danny Ray / Nicholas Rice / Esther Ridgeway / Gloria Ridgeway / Gracie Ridgeway / Sandi Ross / Alan Rubin / Gloria Slade / George Sperdakos / Igor Syyouk
Screenwriter
Dan Aykroyd / John Landis
Composer
Paul Shaffer
Producer
Dan Aykroyd / Leslie Belzberg / John Landis
Director of Photography
David Herrington
Editor
Dale Beldin
Production Designer
Bill Brodie
Costume Designer
Deborah Nadoolman
Cameo
Erykah Badu / Jeff Baxter / Gary U.S. Bonds / Lonnie Brooks / Faith Chorale / Eric Clapton / Clarence Clemons / John T. Davis / Jacques de Johnette / Bo Diddley / Dr. John / John Faddis / Eddie Floyd / Darrell Hammond / Isaac Hayes / Brendan Hill / Prakash John / Shannon Johnson / Fred Keeler / Chan Kinchla / B.B. King / Jonny Lang / Steve Lawrence / Walter Levine / Tommy McDonnell / Sam Moore / Jeff Morris / Charlie Musselwhite / Frank Oz / Nia Peeples / Wilson Pickett / John Popper / Billy Preston / Lou Rawls / Joshua Redman / Sharon Riley / Paul Shaffer / Bobbie Sheehan / Koko Taylor / Shiraz Tayyeb / Travis Tritt / Jimmie Vaughan / Grover Washington / Wylie Weeks / Junior Wells / Steve Winwood
Movie Critics
Los Angeles Times
"...BLUES BROTHERS 2000 is the best noise you're going to hear all year....Goodman and Morton can really sing the blues..."
Jack Mathews (6 Feb 1998, p.C2)
New York Times
"...Big, colorful, high-energy, helium-humored production numbers featuring performers like Aretha Franklin, B.B. King, James Brown, Sam Moore, Erykah Badu, and a host of other big-name singers..."
Lawrence Van Gelder (6 Feb 1998, p.E14)
Sight and Sound
"...The music is as brash and energetic as ever..."
Geoffrey Macnab (1 Jan 1970, p.36-7)
USA Today
"...[A] foot-stomping, hand-clapping, ear-electrifying soundtrack..."
Susan Wloszczyna (6 Feb 1998, p.4D)