Young Frankenstein PG

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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 10 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: September 5, 2006
  • Originally Released: 1974
  • Label: 20Th Century Fox
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • (unspecified) - English, French
    • Subtitles - Spanish - Optional
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Documentary
    • Outtakes
    • Interviews: Cloris Leachman - Star
    • Alternate Scenes: Deleted Scenes
    • Audio Commentary: Mel Brooks - Director
    • Trailers: Theatrical Trailer
  • Interactive Features:
    • Interactive Menus
    • Scene Selection
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Stills/Photos: Feldman & Wilder Collections

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Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"Can I get you some-sing, Doctor, some varm meelk, perhaps'"--Frau Blucher
"Nothing, no. I'm fine."--Frankenstein (Gene Wilder)
"Nosing at all'"--Frau Blucher
"No, NOTHING."--Frankenstein
"Ovalteeeen'"--Frau Blucher
"NO!"
  - Frankenstein
"What knockers!"
  - Frederick as he simultaneously looks at the doors to the castle and helps Inga (Teri Garr) down from the horse-drawn cart
"Sank you, Doctor!" she fetchingly replies

Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh94%

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Total Count: 64

Upright92%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 209,178
Rating: 4/5 -- Some of the gags don't work, but fewer than in any previous Brooks film that I've seen, and when the jokes are meant to be bad, they are riotously poor. What more can one ask of Mel Brooks?
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Brooks has never been as inspired as in this movie, at the service of the viewer, for whom the seventh art was created. [Full Review in Spanish] Full Review
Espinof
Aug 23, 2019
Puttin' on the ritz. Full Review
Boulder Weekly
Aug 19, 2019
Rating: 4/5 -- What it demonstrates is that for spoof to work, the spoofers must have deep affection for the material out of which they are wringing the wee. Full Review
Empire Magazine
Nov 27, 2019
It is good-natured, lowbrow, backlot, hit-or-miss humor, but with no cumulative effect beyond its succession of hard-worked jokes. Full Review
Hollywood Reporter
Oct 3, 2015
...Mel Brooks' masterpiece....[It] turned out to be one of Twentieth Century-Fox's biggest hits of the era...
USA Today
Jan 10, 1997
More about the myth of Karloff than the monster, this Mel Brooks pastiche is probably his best early film. Full Review
Chicago Reader
Jun 4, 2007

Product Description:

An affectionate parody that pays homage to the FRANKENSTEIN films (from the novel FRANKENSTEIN by Mary Shelley) directed by James Whale in the 1930s, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN is both a zany comedy and a cinematic tour de force. Written by director Mel Brooks and the film's star, Gene Wilder, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN has all the usual--and in this case slightly unusual--suspects: the reluctant scientist Frederick Frankenstein, who is actually the grandson of the infamous creature-creator (pronounced "Fronken-steen" and played by Wilder), his spoiled fiancée (Madeline Kahn), Igor the pop-eyed hunchback (Marty Feldman), his dizzy assistant (Teri Garr), the castle's hideous head housekeeper (Cloris Leachman), and, of course, the Monster (Peter Boyle). Highlights include the sets, which are the original ones used in the Whale films; the beautiful black-and-white cinematography; and the fine screenplay. Combining noirish elegance with uproarious sight gags and double entendres is a feat Brooks pulls off fabulously, directing the wonderful ensemble to act with sensitivity and humanistic feelings as well as with lunatic abandon. YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN is a treat from beginning to end.

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Production Notes:

  • Theatrical Release: December 15, 1974.
  • YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN is number 13 on the American Film Institute's list of America's 100 Funniest Movies.
  • The film employs much of the original laboratory equipment used in the original FRANKENSTEIN, designed by Kenneth Strickfaden, who had the stuff set up in his basement and lent Brooks the set, creating some new pieces to go with the old.
  • The film was shot at a 1:85 frame ratio, as were the old FRANKENSTEIN films, and this helped to create the movie's classic look, as did the use of iris outs, spins, and wipes.
  • Gene Wilder came up with the original concept for the film while starring in Brooks's BLAZING SADDLES and approached him with the idea.
  • Said Wilder of working on the script with Brooks, "I would say, 'I don't want this to be BLAZING FRANKENSTEIN,' and he'd answer, 'I don't want an art film that only 14 people see.'"
  • Kenneth Mars, who played the crazy Nazi playwright in Brooks's THE PRODUCERS, created a parody of Lionel Atwill in SON OF FRANKENSTEIN in his characterization of Inspector Kemp in YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN.

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