Young Frankenstein

Young Frankenstein

DVD - 2006
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A parody of the old Frankenstein movies, in which the grandson of the infamous doctor returns to the old country to clear his family name.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : Twentieth Century-Fox Home Entertainment, 2006
ISBN: 9786310328690
Branch Call Number: PN1997 .Y66522 2006
DVD Young
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (106 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in


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This Mel Brooks classic puts a hilarious spin on the original Frankenstein! Film features: dramatic screams, correct pronunciation of Frankenstein, and unexpected romance.

This Mel Brooks farce brings comedic gold to the story of Dr. Frankenstein and his antics.

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ginafeil Jan 24, 2018

Gene Wilder really made this movie comedic gold.

OatmealThunder Dec 05, 2017

“It’s pronounced ‘Fronkensteen.’ ” It's hard to go wrong with Gene Wilder.

One of the truly great sublime comedies of all time. I watched it in conjunction with the 1931 original featuring Boris Karloff as the monster. Cool Fact: The lab equipment in Young Frankenstein is the same equipment used in the original feature!

Oct 18, 2016

As fresh as it was the day it was released.

Deann_0 Sep 28, 2016

So much to love about what I consider to be Gene Wilder's best movie ever. I still laugh in all the same places. Many of these actors are gone now, making it even more of a treasure.

SaraLovesBooks Sep 26, 2016

I honestly think this is the best film either Gene Wilder or Mel Brooks ever did, not diminishing their other work at all; I just believe there is something almost magical happening with this film. There is so much heart and humor, yet with a clear love of the original that they are parodying. Everyone turned in a fine performance. It is a true classic.

Sep 08, 2016

The comedy in this is ageless; filmed in black and white, the innuendos never stop flying. Mel Brooks is at his best- I enjoy so many of his other films, but this one is his masterpiece. Pure delight. Look for the cameo by Gene Hackman as the "blind man."

I have such fond memories of watching this movie with my dad when I was about 8 or 10. There was plenty of humor for me, even though I didn't get a lot of the double entendre lines as a kid. I really enjoyed watching the documentary and the deleted scenes where you see them cracking each other up trying to make it through a scene. Love, love, love Gene Wilder in this role!

Aug 31, 2016

Brilliant and hilarious, with inspired performances from a great cast and absolutely perfect in glorious black and white, just like the horror films it spoofs.
After "Young Frankenstein" you will never again watch the original James Whale classics with a straight face. Trust me, I've tried. Perhaps the ultimate Gene Wilder-Mel Brooks cinema partnership.

Mar 08, 2016

A 70's Classic, and an all-time comedy classic from Mel Brooks , Gene Wilder and a very solid cast.
For those who have seen it, it's always good to watch again. For those who haven't seen it, you are in for a treat.

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Mar 04, 2013

elizabeth: taffeta, darling.
frederick: taffeta, darling.
elizabeth: no, the dress is taffeta, it wrinkles so easily.

laustcawz Aug 19, 2012

Inga: "Put the candle back!"

laustcawz Aug 19, 2012

Fron-kon-steen (referring to Eye-gor's hump): "Didn't that used to be on the other side?"

laustcawz Aug 19, 2012

Eye-gor: "Walk this way...yes, THIS WAY."

laustcawz Aug 19, 2012

Fron-kon-steen: "No matter what you hear in matter how cruelly I beg matter how terribly I may NOT open this door or you'll undo everything I've worked for, do you understand? DO NOT OPEN THIS DOOR!!"

laustcawz Aug 19, 2012

Fron-kon-steen: "Now that brain that you gave me. Was it Hans Delbruk's?" Eyegor: "No." Fron-kon-steen: "Ahh. Would you mind telling me whose brain I did put in?" Eye-gor: "And you won't be angry?" Fron-kon-steen: "I will not be angry." Eye-gor: "Abby...someone." Fron-kon-steen: "Abby someone. Abby who??" Eye-gor: "Abby...normal." Fron-kon-steen: "Abby normal." Eye-gor: "I'm almost sure that was the name." Fron-kon-steen: (chuckles) "Are you saying that I put an abnormal brain into a 7-&-a-half-foot long, 54-inch wide...(begins strangling Eye-gor) GORILLA?????? Is that what you're telling me?????"


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