Young Frankenstein

Young Frankenstein

Gene Wilder
Director: Mel Brooks Cast: Gene Wilder
Gene Wilder
, Peter Boyle
Peter Boyle
, Marty Feldman
Marty Feldman
Mel Brooks

DVD (Wide Screen / Repackaged)

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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/05/2006
UPC: 0024543371571
Original Release: 1974
Rating: PG
Source: 20Th Century Fox
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:42:00
Sales rank: 190

Special Features

Closed Caption; Mel Brooks' audio commentary; Documentary: "Making Frankensense of Young Frankenstein"; Interviews with stars Marty Feldman, Gene Wilder & Cloris Leachman; 7 deleted scenes; Outtakes/bloopers; Production stills

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gene Wilder Dr. Frederick Frankenstein
Peter Boyle Monster
Marty Feldman Igor
Teri Garr Inga
Madeline Kahn Elizabeth
Cloris Leachman Frau Bluecher
Gene Hackman Blind Hermit
Leon Askin Herr Waldman
Lou Cutell Frightened Villager
Danny Goldman Medical Student
Oscar Beregi Sadistic Jailer
Arthur Malet Village Elder
Richard Roth Insp. Kemp's Aide
Monte Landis Gravedigger
Mel Brooks Actor
John Dennis Actor
Michael Fox Actor
Lidia Kristen Actor
Norbert Schiller Actor
Rolfe Sedan Actor
Kenneth Mars Inspector Kemp
Richard Haydn Herr Falkstein
Liam Dunn Mr. Hilltop

Technical Credits
Mel Brooks Director,Original Story,Screenwriter
Ed Butterworth Makeup
Robert de Vestel Set Decoration/Design
Jane Feinberg Casting
Mike Fenton Casting
Michael Gruskoff Producer
Dale Hennesy Production Designer
Gerald Hirschfeld Cinematographer
John C. Howard Editor
Dorothy Jeakins Costumes/Costume Designer
Henry Millar Special Effects
Marvin Miller Asst. Director
John Morris Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Richard Portman Sound/Sound Designer
William J. Tuttle Makeup
Jesse Wayne Stunts
Gene Wilder Original Story,Screenwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Young Frankenstein
1. The Baron's Coffin (Main Titles) [5:08]
2. Dr. Frankenstein's Class [:40]
3. Elizabeth & Frederick Say Goodbye [6:18]
4. Transylvania Station [:24]
5. The Castle [2:33]
6. Frederick's Nightmare [2:32]
7. The Laboratory and Private Library [1:26]
8. Blueprints for the Monster [4:38]
9. The Body [1:09]
10. The Brain [3:32]
11. The Creation/Failure [3:38]
12. The Town Meeting [1:37]
13. "Dinner, Mmmmmmm" [1:51]
14. It's Alive [3:51]
15. Inspector Kemp's Visit [:11]
16. The Monster Escapes [1:14]
17. The Little Girl [5:25]
18. The Blind Hermit [2:05]
19. Rehabilitating the Monster [2:46]
20. Theatre Show/Puttin' on the Ritz [1:03]
21. Frederick & Inga's Interlude [:15]
22. Elizabeth's Arrival [4:30]
23. The Town Riot [1:19]
24. Elizabeth & Frederick's Chat [3:13]
25. Elizabeth's Abduction [3:21]
26. The Monster Returns [1:39]
27. Final Transformation [4:43]
28. Epilogue/End Titles [:35]

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