Mel Brooks Box Set DVD Twelve Chairs / History Of The World Part 1 / Life Stinks / Silent Movie / To Be Or Not To Be / High Anxiety / Young Franke - £11.85 at Zavvi - less with Walkers code
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Mel Brooks' monstrously crazy tribute to Mary Shelley's classic pokes hilarious fun at just about every Frankenstein movie ever made. Summoned by a will to his late grandfather's castle in Transylvania, young Dr. Frankenstein (Gene Wilder) soon discovers the scientist's step-by-step manual explaining how to bring a corpse to life. Assisted by the hunchback Igor (Marty Feldman) and the curvaceous Inga (Teri Garr) he creates a monster (Peter Boyle) who only wants to be loved.
History Of The World Part 1:
Mel Brooks' hilarious version of history proves that nothing is sacred as he takes us on a laugh-filled look at what really happened throughout time. His delirious romp features everything from a wild send-up of the film 2001 to the real stories behind the Roman Empire (Brooks portrays a stand-up philosopher at Caesar's Palace), the French Revolution (Brooks reigns as King Louis XVI) and the Spanish Inquisition (a splashy song-and-dance number with monks and swimming nuns).
Dr. Robert Thorndyke (Mel Brooks) is the newly appointed director of the psycho-neurotic institute for the very, very nervous. As he becomes aware of evil and sinister forces at work in the institution, he also becomes aware that he suffers from acrophobia making him almost as nervous as the patients he treats. Each new and hilarious, high-rise experience leads to his eventual conquest over his fear of heights and the apprehension of the culprits behind the plot to destroy him and the asylum.
Set in Russia in 1927, this much loved, hilarious Mel Brooks comedy classic is the tale of a former aristocrat (Ron Moody) who is now a clerk under the new Soviet regime. When he learns that his dying mother-in-law sewed a fortune of family jewels into one of the twelve dining room chairs, he sets off across Russia to find it - with an opportunist (Frank Langella), a priest (Dom DeLuise) and his former servant (Mel Brooks) all in equal pursuit.
Have you ever had one of those days? One of those days when you get mugged by psychotic vagrants, boiled alive in vegetable soup, swept off your feet by a smelly old bag lady, mistaken for a toilet by a down and out and you lose your toupee! Rich and powerful Goddard Bolt is having just one of those days. And he's got twenty-nine more to come. All for a bet that he can live on the street... and survive. Life may stink, but the laughs come thick and fast in this hilarious comedy.
To Be Or Not To Be:
"World-famous in Poland", actor Frederick Bronski (Brooks) is on stage in Hamlet... while backstage his wife is getting to grips with more than Shakespeare, courtesy of a dashing young aviator. But theatrical joys are short-lived, when Bronski and his bold band of thespians find themselves enlisted in a plot to outwit the nasty Nazis who are currently starting their European tour with an impromptu invasion of Poland!
Quiet please - action! Mel is back on the big screen, but this time it's not quite as noisy! A has-been director goes to the head of a big studio with a groundbreaking idea which looks back to the early days of moviemaking - let's make a silent movie. Greeted at first by stunned silence, the whisper soon goes around Hollywood that this is a picture that will save the studio!