Young Frankenstein /
by Wilder, Gene; Boyle, Peter; Feldman, Marty; Leachman, Cloris; Garr, Teri; Mars, Kenneth; Kahn, Madeline; Brooks, Mel; Morris, John; Gruskoff, Michael; Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft; Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation; Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc.Material type: Visual materialPublisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, ©1998Edition: Special ed.Description: 1 videodisc (106 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 chapter guide.Language note: English, French and Spanish soundtracks. Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired in English.Title notes: $19.99 (g) 10/3/2016 (cw)Uniform titles: Young Frankenstein (Motion picture).Subject(s): DVD-Video discs | Frankenstein, Victor (Fictitious character) -- Drama | Human experimentation in medicine -- Drama | Monsters -- Drama | Mad scientist films -- Parodies, imitations, etc | Frankenstein films -- Parodies, imitations, etc | Comedy films | Drama | Feature films | Fiction films | Parodies, imitations, etc | Parody films | Video recordings for the hearing impaired | Parody films | Comedy films | Feature films | Fiction films | Video recordings for the hearing impairedCast: Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Marty Feldman, Cloris Leachman, Teri Garr, Kenneth Mars, Madeline Kahn.Summary: Summoned by a will to his late grandfather's castle in Transylvania, young Dr. Frankenstein soon discovers the scientist's step-by-step manual explaining how to bring a corpse to life. Assisted by the hunchbacked Igor and the curvaceous Inga, he creates a monster who only wants to be loved.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
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
$19.99 (g) 10/3/2016 (cw)
DVD, NTSC, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) ; mono sound.
Title from disc surface.
English, French and Spanish soundtracks. Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired in English.
Based on the characters in the novel, Frankenstein, by Mary W. Shelley.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1974.
Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Marty Feldman, Cloris Leachman, Teri Garr, Kenneth Mars, Madeline Kahn.
Producer, Michael Gruskoff ; director, Mel Brooks ; screen story and screenplay, Gene Wilder, Mel Brooks ; music, John Morris.
Summoned by a will to his late grandfather's castle in Transylvania, young Dr. Frankenstein soon discovers the scientist's step-by-step manual explaining how to bring a corpse to life. Assisted by the hunchbacked Igor and the curvaceous Inga, he creates a monster who only wants to be loved.