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The Blues Brothers

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by adrianvassallo, Jul 14, 2004.

  1. adrianvassallo

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    I am interested in buying The Blues Brothers on DVD. Currently I know of two versions : one a double disc containing Blues Brothers 2000 and a single disc shown in this link : http://www.play.com/play247.asp?page=title&r=R2&title=89650&p=57&c=&g=72

    I am interested most in the single disc as it is cheaper and I am not keen in having Blues Brothers 2000 in my collection.

    I have seen reviews of the double disc stating the video is anamorphic and the length is about 142 mins. (the director's cut) but I could not find a review for the single disc which several online retailers state as being only 127 mins. long and no mention of it being anamorphic is made.

    Does anyone has a copy of this DVD and can tell me if it is the longer cut and if it is anamophic?

    Thanks and regards.

    Adrian
     
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    I'm not sure the longer version is actually a 'Director's Cut' - It is just padding and drags a bit. I would search out the dts version from the US.
     
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    The transfer on the R2 double disk is really superb, both sound and video. I don't know about the other versions but I would't assume they are as good. The extra bits worked for me.
     
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    I've got the 2 disc BB & BB2000.
    I must admit that I didn't realise till now that it was longer than the one I had taped on vhs, although I had thought to myself that some parts had bits I didn't remember :blush: , but I don't think the extra stuff really adds that much to the film (Although I've just started watching it again to check). I think your right that the single disc isn't anamorphic.

    I think it comes down to how much extra you have to pay for the double disc. I loved the Blues Brothers, but I hadn't seen the 2000 version until I bought this DVD. I really wanted to like it, but it really is c*** (only got about 2/3rds way though and not bothered to watch rest of it since). So probably OK for a pound or two extra over the single disc BB only if you really want extra footage & anamorphic, but not much more. ;)
     
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    I've just watched it again and the extra bits actually do help make sense of some bits that didn't quite make it before (eg: Cheese whip). So it probably is worth getting this version & use BB2000 as a beer mat :laugh:

    Check out http://www.dvdpricecheck.co.uk for best price on the two discs.
    According to them, Power Play Direct have it for £ 8.99, not sure about delivery to Malta.
     
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    Saw the 2 discer in HMV reduced to £9.99 and the single disc at £15.99. Hmm... Decisions, decisions... ;)
     
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    FYI, the long version of The Blues Brothers is the only version that's ever been released on dvd.

    The 2 disc BB/BB2000 (R2) usually turns up in the high street sales for about £7.99 or less. Virgin had in their last '5 for £30' sale.

    BB2000 is a stupid flick, but it has some great music in it. :)
     

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