Chicago – “The Mel Brooks
Collection” contains two undeniable masterpieces, four more films that I could watch repeatedly, two so-so entries, and one interesting dud. The range of material, the special features, and the collectible packaging make it a must-own for anyone who dares claim to be a hardcore comedy fan.
Blu-Ray Rating: 5.0/5.0
Comedy is subjective but there’s nearly universal agreement on the fact that “Blazing Saddles
” and “Young Frankenstein
” are two of the funniest movies ever made. They simply never get old. They had been previously available on Blu-ray, but most of their partners in this new collection are debuting on the format.
The Mel Brooks
Collection was released on Blu-Ray on December 15th, 2009.
Photo credit: Fox Home Video
Eight of the eleven films that Brooks directed are included, in chronological order: “The Twelve Chairs
,” “Blazing Saddles
,” “Young Frankenstein
,” “Silent Movie
,” “High Anxiety
,” “History of the World, Part I,