Posted Mon Sep 28, 2009 at 08:00 AM PDT by Tom Landy
The set will include nine films from the comic filmmaker, including: 'Blazing Saddles,' 'High Anxiety,' 'History of the World Part 1,' 'Robin Hood: Men in Tights,' 'Silent Movie,' 'Spaceballs,' 'To Be or Not to Be,' 'Twelve Chairs,' and 'Young Frankenstein.'
The Blu-rays will feature 1080p video and a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack. Supplements are as follows:
Disc One: 'Blazing Saddles' will include additional scenes, scene specific commentary with Mel Brooks, Back in the Saddle, Intimate Portrait: Madeline Kahn, Black Bart: 1975 Proposed Series Spinoff pilot episode, and a trailer.
Disc Two: 'Spaceballs' will include a commentary by Mel Brooks, Spaceballs: The Documentary, In Conversation: Mel Brooks & Thomas Meehan, John Candy: Comic Spirit, Watch the movie in Ludicrous Speed, Still galleries, film flubs, and storyboards.
Disc Three: 'Young Frankenstein' will have a commentary by Mel Brooks, Inside the Lab: Making Young Frankenstein, deleted scenes, It's Alive: Creating a Monster Classic, Making FrankenSense of Young Frankenstein, Transylvania Lullaby: The Music of John Morris, the Franken-Track trivia track, outtakes, and an isolated score track.
Disc Four: 'High Anxiety' includes Hitchcock and Mel: Spoofing the Master of Suspense, the "Am I Very, Very Nervous?" Test, Don't Get Anxious Trivia Track, and an isolated score track.
Disc Five: 'History of the World Part 1' will have Musical Mel: Inventing "The Inquisition," Making History: Mel Brooks on Creating the World, The Real History of the World Trivia Track, and an isolated score track.
Disc Six: 'Robin Hood: Men in Tights' will include Funny Men in Tights: Three Generations of Comedy, HBO Special: The Legend Had It Coming, Laser Disc Commentary by Mel Brooks, and an isolated score track.
Disc Seven: 'Silent Movie' includes Silent Laughter: The Real Inspirations of Silent Movie and Speak Up Historical Hollywood Trivia Track.
Disc Eight: 'To Be Or Not To Be' will have Brooks and Bancroft: A Perfect Pair, How Serious Can Mel Brooks Really Get?, Profiles of Mel Brooks, Anne Bancroft, and Charles Durning, To Be Or Not To Be: That is the Trivia - Trivia Track, and an isolated score track.
Disc Nine: 'Twelve Chairs' doesn't seem to have any supplements unfortunately.
The collection also features an exclusive book created in conjunction with Mel Brooks, highlighting his remarkable life and unforgettable films.
In addition to having three of his films ranked in the Top 20 on the American Film Institute's list of the Top 100 comedy films of all-time, Brooks is also a member of a short list of creative artists with the distinction of earning multiple award categories, including an Emmy®, Oscar®, Grammy® and Tony®*. Adding to that list, it was recently announced that Brooks will be receive a Kennedy Center Honor 2009 at the 32nd annual national celebration of the arts on Dec. 29.
Suggested list price for the Blu-ray set is $139.99.
You can find the latest specs for 'The Mel Brooks Collection' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under December 15.
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