The Blues Brothers Are Back On The Big Screen in a Special Event To Celebrate The 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 theatres across the country Monday, August 29.

Hollywood’s Master Storytellers ™ in association with Universal Studios Home Entertainment, will host a groundbreaking public event on Monday, August 29 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. 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 30.

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.”

Universal Studios Home Entertainment is a unit of Universal Pictures, a division of Universal Studios (http://www.universalstudios.com). Universal Studios is a part of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Formed in May 2004 through the combining of NBC and Vivendi Universal Entertainment, NBC Universal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBC Universal is 80%-owned by General Electric, with 20% controlled by Vivendi Universal.

National CineMedia, LLC is a venture of AMC Entertainment Inc., Cinemark USA, Inc. and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), three of the world’s leading theatrical exhibition companies. The company develops pre feature entertainment; cinema and lobby advertising products; business communications and training services; and alternative forms of entertainment content for approximately 13,000 screens operated by its owner theatre circuits and other theatre affiliates. National CineMedia distributes its products and services across its Digital Content Network (“DCN”), the world’s largest in-theatre digital distribution network. Once installation of its DCN technology is completed in Cinemark theatres, National CineMedia’s network will comprise approximately 10,500 digital North American theatre screens in 150 markets (49 of the top 50), reaching 565 million movie patrons annually. For additional information, please go to http://www.ncm.com.

Twice a month, Hollywood’s Master Storytellers™ showcases the motion picture industry’s most fascinating Storytellers in front a live audience in the heart of Hollywood. Since its launch in January 2003, Hollywood’s Master Storytellers™ has been host to such luminaries as Academy Award® winning writer/director James Cameron, Academy Award® winning actor/director Gary Sinise, three time Academy Award® winning writer/director Oliver Stone, DreamWorks principal and co-founder Jeffrey Katzenberg and actor/producer/director George Clooney. A broadcast version is currently in development. Hollywood’s Master Storytellers™, which is open to the public, provides audiences with the opportunity to meet some of Hollywood’s best Storytellers, telling the always-fascinating “Great Stories Behind the Great Stories™” and is a production of Hollywood’s Master Storytellers Entertainment. FilmStew.com is the official online home of Hollywood’s Master Storytellers™.

CONTACTS

Universal Studios Home Entertainment

Evan Fong

Executive Director, Publicity

(818) 777-5540

Alan Amman

Vice President, mprm Public Relations

(818) 933-3399

Craig Radow

Senior Manager, Publicity            

(818) 777-4572

Alex Necoechea

Manager, Broadcast Publicity

(818) 777-0549

Vivian Mayer                    

Senior Vice President, Publicity        

(818) 777-3594    

National CineMedia, LLC

Amy Jane Finnerty / Jeffrey Campanelli

(212) 931-8117 / (212) 931-8119

amy.finnerty@ncm.com / jeffrey.campanelli@ncm.com

Hollywood's Master Storytellers

John Culton

(951) 658 7211

johnculton@msn.com

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