I don’t know that I’ve ever even met a person that doesn’t like Mel Brooks’ classic comedic take on the Frankenstein saga, Young Frankenstein. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the film, and Twentieth Century FOX are celebrating the occasion by releasing a special, 40th Anniversary Blu-ray edition of the film. If you have kids, this would be perfect to enjoy with them this Halloween season. I know my son and I will definitely be watching this during the month of October. Check out the press release below, and click here to pre-order your copy.
CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN WITH ONE OF THE
FUNNIEST FILMS OF ALL TIME40 Years Later, Mel Brooks’ Favorite Creation Comes to Life with a One-of-a-kind Anniversary Blu-ray™ September 9 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
40 Lucky Fans Have a Chance to Win a Rare Autographed Set Photo from Mel Brooks!
LOS ANGELES, CA (August 14, 2014) – The scariest comedy of all time gets resurrected as Young Frankenstein: 40th Anniversary arrives on Blu-ray September 9 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Comedy icons Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Cloris Leachman, Marty Feldman, Teri Garr and Madeline Kahn star in Mel Brooks’ brilliantly outrageous riff on Mary Shelley’s classic story of Frankenstein. After inheriting his grandfather’s castle in Transylvania, young Dr. Frankenstein (Wilder) follows in his ancestor’s freaky footsteps as he sets out to reanimate a dead body in Brooks’ “funniest, most cohesive comedy to date.” (The New York Times)
Young Frankenstein was nominated for two Academy Awards* and two Golden Globe Awards**. More than 40 years later, the film has stood the test of time, ranking at lucky number 13 on the American Film Institute’s list of the top 100 funniest films.
In celebration of the 40th anniversary, fans of Young Frankenstein can also enter themselves for a chance to win an autographed set photo from the man himself, Mel Brooks! Beginning on September 1, fans can go to www.YoungFrankSweeps.com for all the rules and a chance to win.
* Best Sound, Richard Portman and Gene Cantamessa, 1975; Best Writing/Adapted Screenplay, Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder, 1975.
**Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical Comedy, Cloris Leachman, 1975; Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture, Madeline Kahn, 1975.
Blu-ray and DVD Special Features ● Commentary by Mel Brooks ● Interviews with Marty Feldman, Gene Wilder and Cloris Leachman ● “Inside the Lab: Secret Formulas to the Making of Young Frankenstein” featurette ● Blucher Button ● “It’s Alive: Creating a Monster Classic” featurette ● “Making FrankenSense of Young Frankenstein” featurette ● “Transylvanian Lullaby: The Music of John Norris” featurette ● Deleted Scenes and Outtakes ● Production Photo Galleries and More!
Young Frankenstein 40th Anniversary Blu-ray Street Date: September 9, 2014 Prebook Date: August 6, 2014 Screen Format: Widescreen 2.35:1 Audio: English, Spanish, French DTS-HD-MA 5.1 Subtitles: English / Spanish Total Run Time: 106 minutes U.S. Rating PG Closed Captioned: Yes