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Young Frankenstein [40th Anniversary] [Blu-ray] [Eng/Fre/Spa] [1974]

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98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (440 out of 450)

Special Features

  • Commentary by Mel Brooks
  • Interviews with Mary Feldman, Gene Wilder and Cloric Leachman
  • Inside the lab: Secret formula's in the making of Young Frankenstein
  • Blucher Button
  • It's Alive! Creating a monster classic featurette
  • Transylvanian lullaby: The music of John Morris
  • Making Frankensense of Young Frankenstein featurette
  • Deleted scenes
  • Outtakes
  • Production photo galleries

Synopsis

Young Frankenstein
Lending his burlesque touch to 1970s genre revision, Mel Brooks followed his hit "western" Blazing Saddles with this parody of 1930s Universal horror movies. Determined to live down his family's reputation, Dr. Frederick Frankenstein (co-screenwriter Gene Wilder) insists on pronouncing his name "Fronckensteen" and denies interest in replicating his grandfather's experiments. But when he is lured by Frau Blucher (Cloris Leachman) to discover the tantalizingly titled journal "How I Did It" in his grandfather's castle, he cannot resist. With the help of voluptuous Inga (Teri Garr), wall-eyed assistant Igor (Marty Feldman), and a purloined brain, Frankenstein creates his monster (Peter Boyle). Igor, however, stole the wrong brain, and the monster tears off into the countryside, encountering a little girl and a blind hermit (Gene Hackman). Frankenstein finds the monster and trains him to do a little "Puttin' On the Ritz" soft-shoe, but the monster escapes again, this time seducing Frankenstein's uptight fiancée Elizabeth (Madeline Kahn) with his, ahem, sweet mystery. His love life and experiment in shambles, Frankenstein finally finds a way to create the being he had planned. Shooting in gleaming black-and-white, with sets and props from the 1930s and appropriate fright music by John Morris, Brooks' cheeky attitude towards the Hollywood past attracted a large audience, turning it into one of the most popular 1974 releases after (what else?) Blazing Saddles. ~ Lucia Bozzola, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Gene Wilder
    Gene Wilder - Dr. Frederick Frankenstein
  • Peter Boyle
    Peter Boyle - Monster
  • Marty Feldman
    Marty Feldman - Igor
  • Madeline Kahn
    Madeline Kahn - Elizabeth
  • Teri Garr
    Teri Garr - Inga

Overall Customer Rating

4.8 (281 Reviews)
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