This was originally released in 1974 and was made in black and white. It is a pastiche of the old Universal Frankenstein films from the 1930s and 1940s. I have always loved this film and it never fails to make me laugh when I watch it. Gene Wilder is hilarious as "Fronkonsteen" and Marty Feldman is also very funny as Igor, his hunchbacked assistant. The film is generally done very well and I recognised most of the references to the old films when I watched this. Gene Hackman also pops up as the blind old hermit in another very funny scene and Peter Boyle is a hoot as the monster. I also liked Madeleine Kahn and Teri Garr in the two female lead roles, both of whom played their parts very well.
All in all, this is an excellent comedy and one of Mel Brook's best films. Forget Blazing Saddles, this is much funnier. If you loved the old Universal Frankenstein films, then you'll love this. Five stars from me. A true classic and a very funny film.
One of my top ten movies of all time, made all the better for being filmed in black and white, and using most of the old props from the original Frankenstein movies. Fantastic performances from Wlder, Leachman, Garr and especially from the great Marty Feldman as Egor, well it's pronounced Igor actually. You take the blonde and i'll take the one in the toiban.
I don't know where to begin! This was a teenage favourite. I still correct the pronounciation of Frankenstein and any other 'stein' and Igor is Eager. I can't believe that Peter Loyd let himself be cast as the monster, goodbye flat head, and 'Dancing at the Ritz' will never be sane again. Marty Feldmen, a neglected British comic, lives on in this film.
Lovingly made in black and white , knee deep in classic comedy performers .full of wild silliness and starring Gene Wilder . Probably the best film from Mel Brooks . This is a film to love and treasure ". Ladies and Gentlemen , I give you a sophisticated man-about-town !"
I had this fantastic movie on DVD for some years and was happy to upgrade to Blu-ray, I have to say I am not disappointed with the transfer. Both the picture and sound are of excellent quality and well worth the money. The movie itself is a brilliant example of the type of movies made by Gene Wilder & Mel Brooks. It is as if you couldnt guess a spoof of the Frankenstein movie and is very funny. Although I am a fan of colourization I think it would be a crime to colourise this movie, black & white really does it justice. If you are a fan of Wilder & Brooks buy this movie, in fact buy this movie even if your not a fan I think you will love it.
Really fast delivery. Love this film so ordered myself a copy and sent one to my daughter at Uni. So much to love about Young Frankenstein. The cast is awesome, the musical numbers are epic and the double entendres are aplenty. If you’ve never seen Gene Wilder in a Mel Brooke’s movie then please also watch Blazing Saddles. Timeless. Hilarious. Spectacular.
I bought this for my 12 year old daughter, who loves old films, and I wasn't sure how well it would have aged, having loved it myself at her age but not having seen it for about 20 years. I was delighted to find that it has stood the test of time admirably, and is a laugh-a-minute, pacy, clever and affectionate take on the old classic tale. The cast are all superb, with vulnerable, winsome Gene Wilder at his best, and the late great Marty Feldman in the role he was surely born to play. Unmitigated fun.
mel brooks does this fine parody of the universal black and white horror classics. gene Hackman is in in fine form as the blind man who encounters the creature.gene wilder as the neurotic baron is a cracking role for him.one of the best mel brooks films committed to celluloid.you'll watch it time and time again.the jokes never fade away!
The film, of course, is wonderful; still funny no matter how many times you see it. The picture quality on the blue ray is far better than the DVD, though it's not as crisp as with some restorations, even of black and white films decades older than this, which is why I've dropped a star.