Posted Wed Apr 10, 2013 at 06:00 AM PDT by Steven Cohen
The curtain has been raised on the special features for the Mel Brooks' classic coming to Blu-ray in July.
As previously reported, Shout Factory is bringing 'The Producers' to Blu-ray on July 2.
From the endlessly funny mind of filmmaker Mel Brooks ('Blazing Saddles,' 'Young Frankenstein') comes this explosion of pure comic lunacy about low-rent Broadway producer Max Bialystock (Zero Mostel) and his high-strung accountant Leo Bloom (Gene Wilder) who is given to fits of hysteria. They discover that by raising a lot more money than they need from a few gullible investors, they can make more money on a flop than on a hit. So armed with the worst show ever written – "Springtime For Hitler" – and an equally horrific cast, this double-dealing duo is banking on disaster. But when their sure-to-offend musical becomes a surprise smash hit, they find themselves in the middle of the greatest Broadway dilemma in history.
From stand-up to films to TV to Broadway, for 65 years, in every medium through which entertainment can possibly pass, Mel Brooks has conquered the world with laughter. A celebrated director, actor, producer, composer and writer, he is responsible for some of the most enduring comedic images in the history of American popular culture. Mel Brooks is one of only 14 people in history to win an Emmy®, Grammy®, Oscar® and Tony® Award. The winner of an Oscar® for Best Original Screenplay, 'The Producers' is a hallmark of Mel Brooks’ incredible legacy.
Exact specs for the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack have yet to be revealed, but the disc will feature a new HD transfer and supplements will include: a reversible wrap featuring original theatrical art, the documentary "The Making Of The Producers," a 2012 interview titled "Mel And His Movies: The Producers," the original theatrical trailer, a deleted scene, and a sketch gallery.
Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $26.99.
You can find the latest specs for 'The Producers' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under July 2.
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