Young Frankenstein: 40th Anniversary arrives on Blu-Ray on September 9th. With its cast of comedy icons and Brooksian riffing on Mary Shelley’s classic tale come a host of bonus content and (dramatic pause!) a chance for forty fans to win a set photo autographed by (wait for it…) Mel Brooks!
For details on both the Young Frankenstein: 40th Anniversary Blu-Ray and the Young Frankenstein Sweeps, follow the jump (it may be al-i-i-i-ve!).
40 Years Later, Mel Brooks’ Favorite Creation Comes to Life with a One-of-a-kind Anniversary Blu-ray™ September 9 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
40 Lucky Fans Have a Chance to Win a Rare Autographed Set Photo from Mel Brooks!
LOS ANGELES, CA (August 14, 2014) – The scariest comedy of all time gets resurrected as Young Frankenstein: 40th Anniversary arrives on Blu-ray September 9 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Comedy icons Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Cloris Leachman, Marty Feldman, Teri Garr and Madeline Kahn star in Mel Brooks’ brilliantly outrageous riff on Mary Shelley’s classic story of “Frankenstein.” After inheriting his grandfather’s castle in Transylvania, young Dr. Frankenstein (Wilder) follows in his ancestor’s freaky footsteps as he sets out to reanimate a dead body in Brooks’ “funniest, most cohesive comedy to date” (The New York Times).
Young Frankenstein was nominated for two Academy Awards* and two Golden Globe Awards**. More than 40 years later, the film has stood the test of time, ranking at lucky number 13 on the American Film Institute’s list of the top 100 funniest films.
In celebration of the 40th anniversary, fans of Young Frankenstein can also enter themselves for a chance to win an autographed set photo from the man himself, Mel Brooks! Beginning on September 1, fans can go to www.YoungFrankSweeps.com for all the rules and a chance to win.
* Best Sound, Richard Portman and Gene Cantamessa, 1975; Best Writing/Adapted Screenplay, Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder, 1975.
**Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical Comedy, Cloris Leachman, 1975; Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture, Madeline Kahn, 1975.
Blu-ray and DVD Special Features
Commentary by Mel Brooks
Interviews with Marty Feldman, Gene Wilder and Cloris Leachman
“Inside the Lab: Secret Formulas to the Making of Young Frankenstein” featurette
“It’s Alive: Creating a Monster Classic” featurette
“Making FrankenSense of Young Frankenstein” featurette
“Transylvanian Lullaby: The Music of John Norris” featurette
Deleted Scenes and Outtakes
Production Photo Galleries and More!