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Robin Hood: Men in Tights [DVD] [1993]

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    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (181 out of 184)

    Special Features


    • HBO Special: Robin Hood: Men in Tights - The Legend Had It Coming"
    • Original theatrical trailer
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    Robin Hood: Men in Tights
    Mel Brooks directed and co-wrote this satiric comedy which lampoons a number of cinematic treatments of the legend of Sherwood Forest, including Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and The Adventures of Robin Hood. Robin Hood (Cary Elwes) comes home after fighting in the Crusades to learn that the noble King Richard (Patrick Stewart) is in exile and that the despotic King John (Richard Lewis) now rules England, with the help of the Sheriff of Rottingham (Roger Rees). Robin Hood assembles a band of fellow patriots to do battle with John and the Sheriff, including Asneeze (Isaac Hayes) and his son Ahchoo (Dave Chappelle), the blind watchman Blinkin (Mark Blankfield), Will Scarlet O'Hara (Matthew Porretta), and Rabbi Tuckman (Brooks). The Sheriff is eager to put Robin Hood out of business with the aid of criminal mastermind Don Giovanni (Dom DeLuise), but Robin soon has an ally in the royal palace when he falls for the lovely Maid Marian (Amy Yasbeck), whose minder Broomhilde (Megan Cavanagh) has uncooperatively outfitted Marian with a chastity belt. The cast also includes Tracy Ullman, Robert Ridgely, and Clive Revill. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Cary Elwes
      Cary Elwes - Robin Hood
    • Richard Lewis
      Richard Lewis - Prince John
    • Roger Rees
      Roger Rees - Sheriff of Rottingham
    • Amy Yasbeck
      Amy Yasbeck - Maid Marian
    • Dave Chappelle
      Dave Chappelle - Ahchoo



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 184 reviews

    98%
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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A bunch of laughs

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      kenn
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      Love Robin Hood? Well, Mel Brooks has made fun of this timeless story in one of the "best ideas since pay toilets." This excellent and witty film has continued Mel Brooks' legacy of wacky, outrageous films such as Blazzing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Spaceballs and History of the World Part I. Cary Elwes probably described his own performance best: "Unlike some other Robin Hoods, I can speak with an English accent!" Cary Elwes brought comedic timing and a wacky calmness to literature's most heroic and stern characters. Other great performances included Richard Lewis as Prince John who is constantly annoyed by the noise in his castle and his outstanding mobile mole. David Chappelle brings soul to the cast in a midevil attitude sort of way with impersonations of Malcolm X and famous lines such as "awww, white men can't jump!" Roger Rees also brings a wacky interpritation to one of history's greatest villains. Mark Blankfield brings and incredibly funny wacky blindman to life with excellent delivery and fast punchlines. Also, watch out for Little John, "but don't let the name fool you, in real life, he's real big!" played by Eric Kramer. Some other noticible performances were given by Amy Yasbeck, Megan Cavanagh, and Matthew Porretta. Watch out for many famous stars making brief appearances such as Isaac Hayes, Tracey Ullman, Patrick Stewart, Dom DeLuise, Dick Van Patten, and of course, Mel Brooks. You'll want to watch this hillarious movie over and over again to catch some of the faster jokes and to pick up on some of the older ones. I have seen this movie many times and I still repeat lines from it on almost a daily basis. As Mel Brooks would say this movie is "the best thing to come since pay toilets!"

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      And why should the people listen to you?

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      lauette
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      "Because, unlike some other Robin Hoods, I can speak with an English accent." The question ("And why should the people listen to you?") is asked by Prince John, played by Richard Lewis, and answered by Cary Elwes, as Robin Hood, and an obvious snarky comment about Kevin Costner's performance in "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" (1991). This is hands down one of our favorite movies, filled with a lot of quotable quotes and funny moments that to list would ruin the film, but be sure to watch for all the cameos and the anachronisms that Mel Brooks uses throughout the film. And because the humor is typical Mel Brooks, it probably isn't appropriate for children under the age of 12, but that's for each parent to decide for themselves. One warning: this movie had my kids asking to watch "Blazing Saddles" afterwards but it was still a few more years before we agreed they were finally old enough to watch that one (I don't care what you think you learned on the middle school bus...).

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A spoof for people who hate spoof

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      Kamahama3x
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      If you're sick and tired of spoofs, especially the dumb ones of today, like "Mafia!" or "Scary Movie", this is the spoof for you. This movie has all kinds of crazy humor that doesn't offend anyone or go over the top, and has a mess of celebrities in it, like the main star, Cary Elwes, and a great supporting cast consisting of Amy Yasbeck, Dave Chappelle, Isaac Hayes, Megan Cavanaugh, and even Patrick Stewart, under the direction of comedy legend Mel Brooks, who also appears in the movie. This movie has all kinds of humor, from humor spoofing modern times, to "secret" humor, to metaphorical humor, and to simply wacky humor anyone can laugh at. Like the Monty Python movies and the Naked Gun trilogy, you'd have to be dead not to find this movie funny.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Mel Brooks does it again

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      BGum
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      This time, Mel Brooks takes on the legend of Robin Hood and his merry men. Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride) portrays Robin of Locksley, returning home from the Crusades after escaping from prison in Jerusalem, only to find Prince John has usurped power from King Richard, who is still fighting in the Crusades. It's another Mel Brooks musical comedy, taking aim at one of the most well-known legends. A movie everyone will enjoy!

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Affordable, high quality DVD, and enjoyable movie

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      Apster
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      The DVD player I use is ancient and prone to a lot of skipping on DVDs I just bought and therefore know for a fact that there are no scratches to cause the skipping. However, there was no skipping or any other problems with this DVD, and yet it was quite easy on my wallet! Since it is such an enjoyable movie I have watched it many more times.

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A Mel Brooks movie. Get it.

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      bobkn
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      Basically a take-off of "Robin Hood: Price of Thieves" in which Kevin Costner didn't even try to simulate a British accent. At one point, Robin (Carey Elwes) dumps a deer carcass in front of Prince John (Richard Lewis), who mutters "tref" (basically, not kosher). Not up there with Blazing saddles, but get it anyway.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Hilarious!

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      Robierre69
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      I have lost count of the number of times that I've seen this movie. I enjoy every hilarious scene. One of my favourite scenes occurs where 'Blinking' although blind is aggressively battling alongside his fellow men in tights with great energy and intensity. His arms are flailing with great fury but as it turns out he was hacking at a pole and not the supposed enemies. This is one of my all time favourite movies and I am happy to add it to my collection.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Classic Mel Brooks

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      ToniP
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      This is one my family’s favorite movies & most quoted. The move holds up over time and has a wonderful cast that really do let you escape from the day and relax and laugh. Not politically correct, classic Mel Brooks style of making fun and laughing at everyone. No stereotypes are safe with Mel Brooks.

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