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The Mel Brooks Collection

(DVD - 2006 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Mel Brooks Collection
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Blazing saddles: A railroad needs to be built, but the land necessary is already owned. Needing to drive out the town folk, you appoint a new sheriff you figure will last about 24 hours. High anxiety: Harvard psychiatrist Dr. Richard Thorndyke is a nut-job with a paralyzing fear of heights. He had just become head of the Psycho-Neurotic Institute for the Very Very Nervous. History of the world part 1: Find out what really happened throughout time. Robin Hood, men in tights: In days of olde, when men were men, men wore tights. And none wore tights mightier - or tighter - than Robin Hood. Silent movie: As the ruthless conglomerate Engulf and Devour targets a floundering movie studio, has-been director Mel Funn convinces the paranoid studio chief to make a star-studded silent picture. The twelve chairs: The tale of a former aristocrat who is now a Russian clerk under the new Soviet regime. To be or not to be: Frederick Bronski is a great Polish actor, his wife is an actress, with whom he fights a tug-of-war battle for center statge. Young Frankenstein: Summoned by a will to his late grandfathers castle in Transylvania, young Dr. Frankenstein soon discovers the scientists step-by-step manual explaining how to bring a corpse to life.
Title: The Mel Brooks collection
[videorecording (DVD)]
Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2006]
Characteristics: 8 videodiscs (ca. 777 min.) :,anamorphic, sd., col. and b&w ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Special features: Blazing saddles: Exclusive interview with Mel Brooks; Blazing saddles: Production notes; Theatrical trailers ; Robin Hood, men in tights: HBO special: Robin Hood: men in tights - the legend had it coming; Original theatrical trailer ; To be or not to be: Making-of featurette; Character profiles; Interviews with Mel Brooks, Anne Bancroft and Charles Durning ; Young Frankenstein: Mel Brooks audio commentary; Documentary: Making Frankensense of Young Frankenstein; Interviews with stars Marty Feldman, Gene Wilder & Cloris Leachman; 7 deleted scenes; Outtakes/Bloopers; Production stills.
Blazing saddles originally released as a motion picture in 1974 ; High anxiety originally released as a motion picture in 1977 ; History of the world part 1 originally released as a motion picture in 1981 ; Robin Hood, men in tights originally released as a motion picture in 1993 ; Silent movie originally released as a motion picture in 1976 ; The twelve chairs originally released as a motion picture in 1970 ; To be or not to be originally released as a motion picture in 1983 ; Young Frankenstein originally released as a motion picture in 1974.
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Contents: Blazing saddles
High anxiety
History of the world part 1 (92 min.)
Robin Hood, men in tights (104 min.)
Silent movie (87 min.)
The twelve chairs (93 min.)
To be or not to be (107 min.)
Young Frankenstein (102 min.).
Summary: Blazing saddles: A railroad needs to be built, but the land necessary is already owned. Needing to drive out the town folk, you appoint a new sheriff you figure will last about 24 hours. High anxiety: Harvard psychiatrist Dr. Richard Thorndyke is a nut-job with a paralyzing fear of heights. He had just become head of the Psycho-Neurotic Institute for the Very Very Nervous. History of the world part 1: Find out what really happened throughout time. Robin Hood, men in tights: In days of olde, when men were men, men wore tights. And none wore tights mightier - or tighter - than Robin Hood. Silent movie: As the ruthless conglomerate Engulf and Devour targets a floundering movie studio, has-been director Mel Funn convinces the paranoid studio chief to make a star-studded silent picture. The twelve chairs: The tale of a former aristocrat who is now a Russian clerk under the new Soviet regime. To be or not to be: Frederick Bronski is a great Polish actor, his wife is an actress, with whom he fights a tug-of-war battle for center statge. Young Frankenstein: Summoned by a will to his late grandfathers castle in Transylvania, young Dr. Frankenstein soon discovers the scientists step-by-step manual explaining how to bring a corpse to life.
Audience: MPAA rating G, PG or R.
Statement of Responsibility: [presented by] Twentieth Century Fox ; Blazing saddles directed by Mel Brooks ; High anxiety directed by Mel Brooks ; History of the world part 1 directed by Mel Brooks ; Robin Hood, men in tights directed by Mel Brooks ; Silent movie directed by Mel Brooks ; The twelve chairs directed by Mel Brooks ; To be or not to be directed by Alan Johnson ; Young Frankenstein directed by Mel Brooks
Credits: Music, John Morris ; Music for Robin Hood, men in tights, Hummie Mann.
Performers: ["Young Frankenstein cast: Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Marty Feldman, Cloris Leachman, Teri Garr, Kenneth Mars, Madeline Kahn.<br/>", "To be or not to be cast: Mel Brooks, Anne Bancroft, Tim Matheson, Charles Durning, Jose Ferrer.<br/>", "The twelve chairs cast: Ron Moody, Frank Langella, Dom DeLuise, Mel Brooks.<br/>", "Silent movie cast: Mel Brooks, Marty Feldman, Dom DeLuise, Sid Caesar, Harold Gould, Ron Carey, Bernadette Peters.<br/>", "Robin Hood, men in tights cast: Cary Elwes, Richard Lewis, Roger Rees, Amy Yasbeck, Dave Chappelle, Isaac Hayes, Tracey Ullman.<br/>", "History of the world part 1 cast: Mel Brooks, Dom DeLuise, Madeline Kahn, Harvey Korman, Cloris Leachman, Ron Carey, Gregory Hines, Pamela Stephenson, Andreas Voutsinas, Shecky Greene, Sid Ceasar, Mary-Margaret Humes.<br/>", "High anxiety cast: Mel Brooks, Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman, Harvey Korman.<br/>", "Blazing saddles cast: Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens, David Huddleston, Liam Dunn, Alex Karras, John Hillerman, George Furth, Claude Ennis Starrett Jr., Mel Brooks, Harvey Korman, Madeline Kahn.<br/>"]
System Details: DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) and widescreen (1.85:1 or 2.35:1) presentations; Dolby Digital stereo., Dolby Digital mono., dual-layer, NTSC.
Other Language: English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish, English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Subject Headings: Frankenstein's monster (Fictitious character) Drama. Frankenstein, Victor (Fictitious character) Drama. Actors Drama. Motion picture industry Drama. Robin Hood (Legendary character) Drama. Psychiatrists Drama. Sheriffs Drama.
Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Parody films.
Comedy films.
Feature films.
Topical Term: Frankenstein's monster (Fictitious character)
Frankenstein, Victor (Fictitious character)
Actors
Motion picture industry
Robin Hood (Legendary character)
Psychiatrists
Sheriffs
Publisher No: 2226749
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