The Blues Brothers Collection

07/11/2005
  |  Buy to Own: 07/11/2005
  |  306 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
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Synopsis

Box set collection of the Blues Brothers films, as well as the 25th anniversary documentary and musical highlights. In 'The Blues Brothers' (1980), brothers Jake and Elwood (John Belushi and Dan Ackroyd) have sold their souls to rhythm'n'blues, but still lend a hand when the church orphanage in which they were raised is threatened with closure. Resolving to get their old band together and stage a fund-raising gig, the brothers have God on their side but everyone else against them - and that includes a bunch of Country and Western rednecks, an angry chapter of neo-Nazi thugs, the massed ranks of the Chicago police force, and Jake's psychotic ex-girlfriend Camille (Carrie Fisher). In the sequel, 'The Blues Brothers 2000' (1998), Elwood (Aykroyd) emerges from a long stretch in prison to find the world has changed: his partner Jake (the late John Belushi in the first film) 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. The band must be reconvened, with the help of a new recruit (John Goodman), in order to compete at Queen Moussette's Battle of the Bands whilst avoiding the attentions of the police. As in the first film there are cameos from a host of blues and soul musicians, including B.B. King, Aretha Franklin, James Brown and Eric Clapton.