Hollywood’s Master Storytellers launched its National Edition by hosting the 25th Anniversary of The Blues Brothers (1980) with live appearances by Dan Aykroyd, director John Landis, cast members James Brown, Steve Cropper and Henry Gibson and former Universal Studios President Thom Mount. The event was beamed live via satellite to movie theaters nationwide.
Read the amazing interview with John Landis.
What was your reaction when Universal approached you about doing this 25th Anniversary DVD event?
“Well I said, ‘I’m surprised if anyone shows up.’ I mean, the movie plays on TV all the time! (Laughing) But Danny [Aykroyd] is going to be in Toronto and I will be in LA with James Brown and Henry Gibson and a bunch of people, so it ought to be interesting. It’s also technologically interesting because it’s digital. They’re doing this live broadcast to 88 theaters.”
Nadine Christine Hamdan