- Number of Discs: 2
- Rated: Not Rated
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 30 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: December 13, 2005
- Originally Released: 1968
- Label: 20th Century Fox
- 2-Disc Set
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Mono - English
- Subtitles - English - Closed Captioning
- Subtitles - English, French, Spanish - Optional
- Additional Release Material:
- Deleted Scenes: "Playhouse Outtake"
- Trailers: Theatrical Trailer
Behind the Scenes:
- "A Look at the New Theatrical Release - THE PRODUCERS"
- Peter Sellers' Statement Read by Paul Mazursky
- "The Making of THE PRODUCERS: Act I"
- "The Making of THE PRODUCERS: Act II"
- "The Making of THE PRODUCERS: Closing"
- "The Making of THE PRODUCERS: Intermission"
- "The Making of THE PRODUCERS: Opening"
- Storyboards - "Sketch Gallery"
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Memorable Quotes and Dialog:
"You know who I used to be' Max Bialystock, king of Broadway. Six shows running at once! Lunch at Delmonico's, two-hundred-dollar suits...Look at me now. Look at me now! I'm wearing a cardboard belt! I used to have thousands of investors begging, pleading to put their money in a Max Bialystock production. Look at my investors now...Hundreds of little old ladies stopping off at Max Bialystock's office to grab a last thrill on the way to the cemetery."
- Max Bialystock (Zero Mostel) to Leo Bloom (Gene Wilder)
"Don't be stupid, be a smarty. Come and join the Nazi Party."
- lyrics from the opening number of SPRINGTIME FOR HITLER
"That's our Hitler!"
- Bialystock after seeing L.S.D.'s (Dick Shawn) audition for SPRINGTIME FOR HITLER
Academy Awards 1968 -
Best Original Screenplay: Mel Brooks
Entertainment Weekly - 12/06/2002
"...The film itself shines in a gorgeous new print..."
Premiere - 12/01/2003
"...[B]efore Mel Brooks, no one had taken a genre and made as much savage fun of it in one movie comedy as a writer-director could..."
Uncut - 11/01/2004
"Brooks' play-within-a-film structure is fiendishly clever..."
Sight and Sound - 01/01/2005
"[T]he screen is dominated by Zero Mostel's rapacious turn as washed-up producer Max Bialystock."
THE PRODUCERS is a wacked-out comedy classic about a rapacious Broadway producer who plans to stage a guaranteed flop--and then pocket the backers' money when the production fails. There's one thing the partners didn't count on, though: the play becoming a runaway hit.
Essential Cinema |
Scams And Cons |
- Theatrical release: 1968
- THE PRODUCERS is number 11 on the American Film Institute's list of America's 100 Funniest Movies.
- THE PRODUCERS was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1996.
- Mel Brooks made his directorial debut with THE PRODUCERS.
- The play in the film was actually later produced onstage by Alan Johnson (who was the choreographer of the film).
- In 2000, Brooks signed on actor Nathan Lane to play Max Bialystock in a new Broadway musical of THE PRODUCERS, for which Brooks will write, direct, and compose all the music.