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Young Frankenstein

(DVD - 2006 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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A finely tuned parody of the old Frankenstein movies, in which Wilder returns to the old country to clear his family name. He finds his late grandfather's step-by-step manual explaining how to bring a corpse to life. With Igor, his hunchbacked assistant, and the curvaceous Inga, Dr. Frankenstein creates a monster who only wants to be loved.
Statement of Responsibility: 20th Century Fox ; produced by Gruskoff/Venture Films, Crossbow Productions, Inc. and Jouer Limited ; A Mel Brooks film ; screen story and screenplay by Gene Wilder and Mel Brooks, based on characters in the novel Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley ; produced by Michael Gruskoff ; directed by Mel Brooks
Title: Young Frankenstein
[videorecording]
Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : Twentieth Century-Fox Home Entertainment, ©2006
Edition: Widescreen ed
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (102 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1974
Also issued as part of the set The Mel Brooks Collection
Contents: Special features include: Optional audio feature commentary with director Mel Brooks ; Making FrankenSense of Young Frankenstein (36 min. ; making-of documentary) ; original trailers ; TV spots ; outtakes (ca. 5 min.) ; production stills ; deleted scenes (ca. 16 min.) ; Mexican interviews : Marty Feldman (ca. 4 min.)
Gene Wilder and Cloris Leachman (ca. 3 min.)
Credits: Director of photography, Gerald Hirschfeld ; film editor, John C. Howard ; music composed and conducted by John Morris.
Performers: Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Marty Feldman, Cloris Leachman, Teri Garr, Kenneth Mars, Madeline Kahn.
Summary: A finely tuned parody of the old Frankenstein movies, in which Wilder returns to the old country to clear his family name. He finds his late grandfather's step-by-step manual explaining how to bring a corpse to life. With Igor, his hunchbacked assistant, and the curvaceous Inga, Dr. Frankenstein creates a monster who only wants to be loved.
Audience: MPAA rating PG
System Details: DVD ; NTSC, Region 1 ; dual-layer disc ; Dolby digital mono
DVD
Other Language: English, French, or Spanish language soundtracks ; optional English closed-captions for the hearing impaired
Awards & Distinctions: Named to the National Film Registry in 2003 by the Library of Congress ; Winner, Best Dramatic Writing (Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder), 1976 Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Nebula Awards ; Winner, Best Dramatic Presentation, 1975 Hugo Awards ; Winner, Golden Scroll awards for : Best Director (Mel Brooks), Best Horror Film, Best Make-up (William Tuttle), Best Set Direction (Robert de Vestel, Dale Hennesy), Best Supporting Actor (Marty Feldman), 1976 Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films (USA)
Subject Headings: Brooks, Mel, 1926- Adaptations Wilder, Gene, 1935- Adaptations Young Frankenstein (Motion picture) Drama Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1797-1851. Frankenstein Film adaptations Frankenstein, Victor (Fictitious character) Drama Human experimentation in medicine Drama Monsters Drama Scientists Drama Frankenstein films Parodies, imitations, etc Parodies
Genre/Form: Comedy films
Monster films
Feature films
Parody films
Fiction films
Mad scientist films
Film adaptations
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Topical Term: Frankenstein, Victor (Fictitious character)
Human experimentation in medicine
Monsters
Scientists
Frankenstein films
Parodies
Publisher No: 2237157
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE Y
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Aug 12, 2014
  • lukasevansherman rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Tied with "Blazing Saddles" as Brooks's best and funniest film. This is certainly his best looking film and it looks fabulous on blu-ray. Unlike the contemporary parody movies ("Date Movie," "Epic Movie," "Movie Movie"), Brooks and his team understand and appreciate their source material, so this is just as much homage to old Universal horror movies, esp. the first three "Frankenstein films, as it is mockery. Great cast. Oh, "blucher," contrary to popular belief, does not mean glue in German.

I have never seen this movie, but hear it is very funny.
Can't wait to see it.

Jul 17, 2013
  • d2013 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Hilarious!

Aug 19, 2012
  • laustcawz rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Blucher" (as in Frau Blucher) is actually German for "glue", thus the horses' reaction.

Great family movie in black and white from the great film producer and actor Mel Brooks.

Mar 05, 2011
  • Kikokun rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

My kids love this movie, good family fun.
Beware some minor sexual references and double entendres, but young kids won't get it, and older kids will laugh heartly once they get it.
So no harm done, just laughs.

Aug 06, 2010
  • kleaver rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

my family which includes two younger kids, love this movie. We have watched it several times.

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Oct 14, 2013
  • Wuzo rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Wuzo thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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Mar 04, 2013
  • pronto1961 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

elizabeth: taffeta, darling.
frederick: taffeta, darling.
elizabeth: no, the dress is taffeta, it wrinkles so easily.

Aug 19, 2012
  • laustcawz rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Inga: "Put the candle back!"

Aug 19, 2012
  • laustcawz rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Fron-kon-steen (referring to Eye-gor's hump): "Didn't that used to be on the other side?"

Aug 19, 2012
  • laustcawz rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Eye-gor: "Walk this way...yes, THIS WAY."

Aug 19, 2012
  • laustcawz rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Fron-kon-steen: "No matter what you hear in there...no matter how cruelly I beg you...no matter how terribly I may scream...do NOT open this door or you'll undo everything I've worked for, do you understand? DO NOT OPEN THIS DOOR!!"

Aug 19, 2012
  • laustcawz rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Fron-kon-steen: "Now that brain that you gave me. Was it Hans Delbruk's?" Eyegor: "No." Fron-kon-steen: "Ahh. Would you mind telling me whose brain I did put in?" Eye-gor: "And you won't be angry?" Fron-kon-steen: "I will not be angry." Eye-gor: "Abby...someone." Fron-kon-steen: "Abby someone. Abby who??" Eye-gor: "Abby...normal." Fron-kon-steen: "Abby normal." Eye-gor: "I'm almost sure that was the name." Fron-kon-steen: (chuckles) "Are you saying that I put an abnormal brain into a 7-&-a-half-foot long, 54-inch wide...(begins strangling Eye-gor) GORILLA?????? Is that what you're telling me?????"

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