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Mel Brooks Box Set Collection [DVD] [1975] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

Mel Brooks , Gene Wilder , Mel Brooks , Alan Johnson    DVD
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  • Actors: Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman, Cleavon Little
  • Directors: Mel Brooks, Alan Johnson
  • Writers: Alan Uger, Andrew Bergman, Barry Levinson, Doris Mudie, Edwin Justus Mayer
  • Format: Box set, Closed-captioned, Colour, Dolby, Dubbed, DVD-Video, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 8
  • Classification: R (Restricted) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: 4 April 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000E6ESIK
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 164,973 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Blazing Saddles is region locked. 28 Dec 2013
By dunkrag
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Great collection at a decent price.

UK buyers beware that Blazing Saddles is locked to region A. All other discs are region free.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mel Brooks' best Movies all in one 14 Sep 2014
By Dirk
This is an excellent Collection of Mel Brooks' best Movies.

Please note that only the "Young Frankenstein" BluRay is Region Locked and not playable on european (Region B) BluRay Players. (for whatever reason)
All other Discs are Region Free!!

List of dubbed Languages:

The Twelve Chairs, Blazing Saddles, Silent Movie, High Anxiety, Young Frankenstein, History of the World, To be or not to be, Robin Hood
Are all dubbed in English, French and Spanish (some also Portuguese)

is dubbed in English, French, German and Spanish

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2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars 29 Aug 2014
Young Frankenstein was in blu-ray region A and unplayable on European players
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223 of 233 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a Great Collection - Filled With Extras 17 Aug 2012
By Mr. David M. Marciniszyn - Published on
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
I was originally looking to only replace one DVD movie. However when I went looking on Amazon I saw that the collection was on a Timed Deal on Amazon. It had an extreme price cut and I could not pass it up. However even at the higher price it appears to be a value balancing both the content and price per disk in the set. I believe it to be worth the investment so as one would say the buy is not just a "Roll in the Hay" (pardon the Pun).

Here is the low down on the collection:

1) The Box and Packaging of the disks is very good. Includes a cover box and a plastic multi-disk case. (The disks did not shift out of their spot in shipping) Disks also go in and out of the case easily. The Silk Screening on the Box Art is well done. Great selection of Cover Art which is a picture of Mel Brooks as a "Director".
2) You receive quite a number of movies for the price. Silk Screening on the disks is clean and crisp.
3) The picture quality is better than DVD, but maybe not as good as I have seen with other box sets. But not to worry they do make good use of the extra room on the Blu-Ray with Extras.
4) I was impressed with the number of extras that were included, an Example of this is: In Young Frankenstein you get additional out-takes, interviews, bloopers, deleted Scenes, etc.
5) I would recommend exploring the extras - they are fun to watch and also give you some insight into the creative process and at times a bigger picture of the story. (I.E. in Young Frankenstein you get to view, as part of the deleted scenes, the reading of the Baron's Will)
6) Includes Trivia Tracks which are fun to play.
7) Downside is it does not contain all of his movies. It would be Nice to have a Volume 2 or 3 which would eventually bring all the features together under one consistently produced collection.
8) Makes a great gift!

I would recommend the collection. So start trading in your DVDs.

This Collection Includes the Following 9 Titles on a set of Blu-Ray Disks:

Blazing Saddles
Young Frankenstein
High Anxiety
History of the World Part 1
Robin Hood: Men in Tights
Silent Movie
To Be or Not To Be
The Twelve Chairs
Blazing Saddles

Extras Include:

New Featurettes:
Trivia Games
Isolated Score Tracks
Deleted Scenes
Gag Reels
Still Galleries
246 of 261 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Movies are classic, but if you have the DVD's rethink your purchase 10 Jun 2012
By Amazon Customer - Published on
I am a huge Mel Brooks fan, so I already had 7 of these movies on DVD. I was really excited to watch these in the splendor of 1080 but alas I am on my fourth movie and it absolutely feels like these are up-converted films. The quality looks no different then a standard DVD running through the blu-ray player. I have watched Robin Hood, Spaceballs and Blazing Saddles. I just put in To Be or Not To Be which prompted this review. I get the films are between 20 and 40 years old, but my assumption was these would be taken from the original negatives. Anyway, great films but I wouldn't buy this if you already have the DVD's, I am not sure that you will see any difference from what you already have...
296 of 335 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good set but I'd wait for the individual releases--phone # for Fox Cust. Svc 14 April 2006
By Wayne Klein - Published on
Most of the movies here are classics which makes it a problem if you don't want all the movies. The version of "Blazing Saddles" is the earlier release from Warner which doesn't look as good as the 30th Anniversary re-release and the extras aren't any great shakes. The transfer looks so-so and lacks the sharper look of the later 30th Anniversary Edition. "Young Frankenstein" resembles the first DVD release of the film from Fox with the same extras. Reportedly "Young Frankenstein" was supposed to be remastered in anamorphic widescreen but the wrong master used or the wrong discs shipped with this set. For those that care it's not anamorphic. The film looks extremely good but if you already have these classic films, I'd suggest waiting for these to be released individually.

Fans of Brooks will be buying this for the previously unreleased films "Silent Movie", "Robin Hood:Men in Tights", "To Be or Not to Be" (which Brooks didn't direct but stars in) and "High Anxiety". All these films look pretty good here (although "The Twelve Chairs" is probably going to be of the least interest to fans that grew up on Brooks other classic films). "Robin Hood" comes with an featurette produced for HBO on the film. Most of the others come only with theatrical trailer(s). "To Be or Not To Be" comes with a short featurette and some profiles of Brooks, the late Anne Bancroft and Charles Durning. Clearly they weren't produced for the DVD but must be some sort of promotional bits for another format (you're guess is as good as mine)possibly for an Electtronic Press Book.

If you have problems with any of the discs you can contact Fox at their customer service phone number 1-888-223-2FOX.
55 of 65 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Set for a Great Price! 20 Jun 2011
By duke4711 - Published on
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Since I grew up in the 80's, I grew up with Mel Brooks' films. I have been a fan for as long as I can remember. When I saw this set listed on Amazon for $45.99, I couldn't pass it up. I must say that Fox has outdone themselves here. Those of you who have been buying Fox's DVDs and blu-rays probably know that there is nothing special about the majority of them, as many are lacking special features, etc. But not so with this set. First of all, the video transfers on all nine movies are simply incredible. I have watched all of these movies on DVD in the past, and the blu-ray versions just blows them all away. Every movie also has an impressive collection of special features. These include excellent documentaries (many of which are in HD), deleted scenes, trailers, TV Spots, etc. My only (albeit small) complaint here is that I wish more of the films had commentaries, because I love listening to Mel talk about the making of his movies. He is funny, witty, and he tells a great story. Also included is a 119-page, hard-bound book which talks about the making of all nine films. I am still in the process of reading it, but so far there is a lot of information about the making of the movies that I had not known before. My only other complaint about this set is that it is missing The Producers, Life Stinks, and Dracula: Dead and loving It. It really is too bad that these films were left out for whatever reason, but when they are finally released on blu, I will pick them up just the same. The bottom line is that if you are a fan of Mel Brooks' movies, then you simply can't go wrong here. You will not be sorry.
164 of 206 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Most are cropped for widescreen look, shot full frame. 4 Jun 2006
By Paul J. Mular - Published on
FYI everyone, Mel Brooks only shot TWO films in wide screen: "Blazing Saddles" and "History of the World Part 1".

If you compare the rest of the films to the original full frame laserdiscs you will see that FOX just masked off the top & bottom of the picture to make the films look widescreen. They should have been presented in full frame to give us the complete picture, some signs & faces get cut off.

So now I have to keep my 1987 laserdiscs, even though these new transfers look sharper.

The missing films not in this box set are not owned by 20th Century Fox. We are lucky they made a special arrangement with Warner Brothers to include Blazing Saddles (although it is the old master) in this set.

"The Producers" , "Space Balls" and "Life Stinks" are owned by MGM.
"Dracula Dead and Loving it" is distributed by Warner Brothers & owned by Castlerock.
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