"The Blues Brothers" Are Back on Big Screen to Celebrate 25th Anniversary Edition DVD

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Dan Aykroyd and Director John Landis Join A Special Edition Of Hollywood's Master StorytellersÂ? And HD Screening Of The Film Presented Live Via Satellite In Movie Theaters Across The Country Monday, August 29

This is a collaboration never before seen that enables us to put a bold imprint on the launch of

Hollywood's Master Storytellers™ in association with Universal Studios Home Entertainment, will host a groundbreaking public event on Monday, August 29th to celebrate the release of "The Blues Brothers" 25th Anniversary Edition DVD live from Mann's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California.

In one of the largest DVD premieres in history, the entire program will be presented live via satellite beginning at 6:30 p.m. PT / 9:30 p.m. ET to 83 movie theatres from coast to coast by National CineMedia, a joint venture of AMC Entertainment Inc., Cinemark USA, Inc. and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC). This special Anniversary event will feature an exclusive, live Q&A discussion with director/writer John Landis and the film's star and co-writer, Dan Aykroyd (who will join via satellite from Toronto), followed by a first time screening of the film in High Definition and cinema surround sound.

"The Blues Brothers" 25th Anniversary Celebration will be presented in markets including Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, San Diego, Seattle, Washington DC, and many more.

Tickets are available online at http://www.BigScreenConcerts.com or at participating Regal, United Artists, and Edwards movie theatre box offices at the standard movie ticket price (prices vary by theatre location ? for a complete list of theatres, please visit the Web site.) Fans in the Los Angeles area who would like to be a part of the Hollywood's Master Storytellers audience at Mann's Chinese Theatre can purchase tickets for that location only at http://www.movietickets.com.

Universal Studios Home Entertainment is releasing "The Blues Brothers" 25th Anniversary Edition DVD on August 30th.

According to Gordon Meyer, the creator and host of Hollywood's Master Storytellers™, "'The Blues Brothers' is one of the most popular musical comedies of all time. It is a tremendous movie that combines performances by many of the greatest musical acts of all time with incredible comedy and mayhem.”

"This is a collaboration never before seen that enables us to put a bold imprint on the launch of "The Blues Brothers" DVD and we are incredibly excited to be the first national edition of Hollywood Master Storytellers,” said Craig Kornblau, president, Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

“This is a great way to celebrate the 25th Anniversary and re-live the magic of 'The Blues Brothers' on the big screen,” said Dan Diamond, vice president of digital programming with National CineMedia. “This is exactly the type of event our exclusive Digital Content Network (DCN) was designed for, and we're thrilled to be 'putting the band back together' in theatres across the country.”


Hollywood's Master Storytellers

John Culton


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