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Young Frankenstein [Blu-ray] (1974)

Gene Wilder , Peter Boyle , Mel Brooks  |  PG |  Blu-ray
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (754 customer reviews)


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  • Actors: Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Marty Feldman, Teri Garr, Madeline Kahn
  • Directors: Mel Brooks
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Blu-ray, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English, German
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin Chinese
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: October 7, 2008
  • Run Time: 106 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (754 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001DDBD0O
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #74,899 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Young Frankenstein [Blu-ray]" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Commentary by Mel Brooks
  • Inside the Lab: Secret Formulas in the Making of Young Frankenstein
  • The Franken-Track: A Monstrous Conglomeration of Trivia
  • Blucher Button
  • It's Alive! Creating a Monster Classic
  • Transylvanian Lullaby: The Music of John Morris
  • Making FrankenSense of Young Frankenstein
  • Outtakes
  • Isolated Score Track
  • Interviews with Marty Feldman, Gene Wilder and Cloris Leachman
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Production Photo Galleries and More

Editorial Reviews

Absurd Dr. Frankenstein visits the family castle in Transylvania and makes a monster. Directed by Mel Brooks.

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68 of 72 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Roll, roll, roll in ze hay!" February 19, 2001
Format:VHS Tape
This may just be the funniest movie of all time. Mel Brooks never before (and never again) worked with the tight parameters he did here: gene Wilder actually wrote most of the script, and that plus the use of the old Universal sets and props seem to have kept Borooks's more sophomoric instincts (which have gone overboard in some of his later films) tightly in check. Thus he--and everyone else in the film--is doing their absolutely finest work ever.
From Teri Garr "rolling in ze hay," to Kenneth Mars's inspired Police Inspector, everyone in the entire film seems to be working at their most hysterically hilarious. Special mention must be given to Gene Wilder giving one of his most classic performances of his strangled-fury schtick ever ("Put... the candle... back!!!") and to Peter Boyle, for his very poignant and funny depiction of the Monster.
But standing above all of the end in terms of sheer brilliance is Madeline Kahn, giving what must be the funniest female performace ever on film as Frankenstein's fiancee and the monster's eventual bride. Unlike everyone else in the film, she's not really parodying anyone other than herself; yet nevertheless her depiction of Elizabeth, the wealthy prude who discovers she's a volcano of passion undeneath, is so funny I'm practically crying almost every time I see this film. There's one brief little scene where she's brushing her hair in her boudoir before the Monster steals into her room and kidnaps her, and for absolutely no apparent reason(which makes the scene all the funnier) she's giving vent to a deeply lusty rendition of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" while brushing out her hair. It is the funniest five seconds in the entire film--and in a film this hilarious that's saying a lot.
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60 of 63 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Almost too good! December 3, 1999
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Format:DVD
Features, features, features. Anyone who loves this film and loves special DVD features MUST buy this special addition. There are about 30 minutes of deleted scenes, hilarious bloopers and Mel Brooks tops it all off with insightful, intelligent commentary. A great DVD that does justice to one of the greatest classic comedies of all time. I couldn't turn it off.
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182 of 202 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great movie...DVD worth the money (but warning!) May 26, 2003
Format:DVD
First, let me begin by saying that the only reason I don't give this 5 stars is that I wanted a bit more from the commentary track, as I indicate below.
The content of this wonderful movie is covered amply elsewhere, so I won't repeat what others have so well synopsized. I WOULD like to point out a couple of things about this particular DVD:
1) The commentary track is accessible from the the LANGUAGE SELECTION menu, rather than from the special features menu (as is usual for commentary tracks). I was terribly frustrated by this until I got some help from Christian at boldopinions.com (thanks Christian!).
2) Yes, the commentary track IS mostly Mel babbling, but there are some nice tidbits here (many of the cut-away shots were put in because Gene Wilder kept breaking, Mel thought "Puttin' On The Ritz" was frivolous, etc.). It's also heart-breaking to hear about how Marty Feldman's health habits led to his death at age 59. Unfortunately, since Mel's commentary leans toward the personal, we don't get to hear about the roots of the dart-throwing scene (practically a duplication of a scene in "Son of Frankenstein")-- and I would SWEAR that the trees going by the window in the Transylvanian train sequence are the same ones in the train sequence in "Son of Frankenstein." So we can't have everything.
3) The documentary is really wonderful-- it's obvious that everyone has warm feelings about the film, and the recollections are sharp and insightful. It gives the movie added dimension, so don't pass it over.
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The BEST Parody Film of All Time... December 6, 1999
Format:VHS Tape
...yes, even better than "Airplane", and quite possibly the funniest film of all time, period. Side-splittingly funny and infinitely quotable, this is film is absolutely priceless. Filmed in black and white, the movie is filled with atmosphere, fantastic one-liners and classic characters. Marty Feldman and Madeline Kahn completely steal the show, you'd never guess that Inga was the same Terri Garr from "Tootsie", Cloris Leachman is virtually, wonderfully, unrecognizable, and you will never- and I mean NEVER- be able to look at Peter Boyle the same way again after seeing his portrayal of the monster (especially after viewing "Puttin' on the Ritz"). The fantastic script, by both Brooks and star Gene ("it's pronounced Fronkensteen") Wilder, was nominated for an Oscar, and so fantastic are the lines that you will find yourself using them in every-day life (I have and still do). This movie will make you giggle, chuckle and laugh out loud. It's the blueprint for all parody films ever made and it's still the very best. This is a movie that can be watched over and over, as little things will get by you on the first couple of viewings. I love the tip of the cap to "The Bride of Frankenstein" near the end of the film and especially love Kenneth Mars' portrayal of the heavily accented town Constable ("Footschteps, footschteps, footschteps!"). This is my all-time favorite movie. And "Bluecher" in German means "glue"...
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
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Published 1 hour ago by margery colon
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
Best of the Mel Brooks. The kids loved it!
Published 15 hours ago by C. Pearson
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
Great purchase.
Published 2 days ago by Lea Perna
5.0 out of 5 stars one of the best comedies EVER
Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman, Peter Boyle, Cloris Leachman . . . one of the best comedies EVER!
Published 4 days ago by TV Child
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie!
One of my favorite movies. You must have seen the original Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein to fully appreciate this parody. Read more
Published 4 days ago by Lisa I. Reese
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorite movies.
One of my favorite movies...so much so that we have both the poster and the movie. Makes me laugh to tears just remembering some of the scenes
Published 6 days ago by lendal neil
5.0 out of 5 stars Glad I got this movie
Glad I got this movie! I saw this in a play up in Erie, Pa and had to get the movie. I had heard different people talk about the movie, but I hadn't seen it. Read more
Published 8 days ago by Nora Bobb
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Ensemble Cast With A Massive Dose Of Silliness.
Maybe it holds up, maybe it doesn't, but it has it's place in comedy history. The cinematography was done brilliantly, by the way. Read more
Published 9 days ago by Holly
5.0 out of 5 stars "Young Frankenstein" = absolute Cinematic Treasure (far beyond just...
Perhaps the Greatest filmed Comedy of All-time (and I think even one of the most impressive Cinematic experiences! Read more
Published 9 days ago by Book & Music thief, from HI
5.0 out of 5 stars A timeless classic
This is my favorite Mel Brooks film, by far. The studios initially refused to let him make it in black and white... even the cinematographer said he was crazy. Crazy like a fox! Read more
Published 12 days ago by E. Lindahl
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Peter Boyle using real voice at end of film!?!
Just a small correction to "barboid": there is no "classic Lugosi version" of Frankenstein (although Lugosi eventually played the monster in the 4th sequel.) The equipment you mention is from the original 1931 Boris Karloff film.
Sep 22, 2011 by Charlie |  See all 4 posts
2006 DVD vs. previous "Special Edition"
The 2006 version is an anamorphic widescreen transfer, the "Special Edition" is letterboxed. Oddly enough, the 2006 version also has more special features, so the "Special Edition" is not even worth your time. A great site to find other DVD specs: www.dvdempire.com.
Feb 6, 2008 by Requiem Mandamus |  See all 5 posts
REGION??
Region A
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