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DVD, Videorecording, Projected Medium, Visual Materials
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Special ed.
Publisher, Date:
Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, c1998.
Description:
1 videodisc (106 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 chapter guide.
Summary:
Summoned by a will to his late grandfather's castle in Transylvania, young Dr. Frankenstein soon discovers the scientist's step-by-step manual explaining how to bring a corpse to life. Assisted by the hunchbacked Igor and the curvaceous Inga, he creates a monster who only wants to be loved.
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Title from disc surface.
Based on the characters in the novel, Frankenstein, by Mary W. Shelley.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1974.
Producer, Michael Gruskoff ; director, Mel Brooks ; screen story and screenplay, Gene Wilder, Mel Brooks ; music, John Morris.
Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Marty Feldman, Cloris Leachman, Teri Garr, Kenneth Mars, Madeline Kahn.
DVD
English, French and Spanish soundtracks. Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired in English.
52 55 84 103 107 112 115 131 136 148 167 174 176 179
Other Number:
40428367
System Availability:
5
Current Holds:
0
# Local items:
5
Control Number:
412579
Call Number:
PN1995.9.C55 Y68 1998
Course Reserves:
0
# Local items in:
3
# System items in:
3
Medium:
[videorecording]
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Lending his burlesque touch to 1970s genre revision, Mel Brooks followed his hit "western" Blazing Saddles with this parody of 1930s Universal horror movies. Determined to live down his family's reputation, Dr. Frederick Frankenstein (co-screenwriter Gene Wilder) insists on pronouncing his name "Fronckensteen" and denies interest in replicating his grandfather's experiments. But when he is lured by Frau Blucher (Cloris Leachman) to discover the tantalizingly titled journal "How I Did It" in his grandfather's castle, he cannot resist. With the help of voluptuous Inga (Teri Garr), wall-eyed assistant Igor (Marty Feldman), and a purloined brain, Frankenstein creates his monster (Peter Boyle). Igor, however, stole the wrong brain, and the monster tears off into the countryside, encountering a little girl and a blind hermit (Gene Hackman). Frankenstein finds the monster and trains him to do a little "Puttin' On the Ritz" soft-shoe, but the monster escapes again, this time seducing Frankenstein's uptight fiancée Elizabeth (Madeline Kahn) with his, ahem, sweet mystery. His love life and experiment in shambles, Frankenstein finally finds a way to create the being he had planned. Shooting in gleaming black-and-white, with sets and props from the 1930s and appropriate fright music by John Morris, Brooks' cheeky attitude towards the Hollywood past attracted a large audience, turning it into one of the most popular 1974 releases after (what else?) Blazing Saddles. ~ Lucia Bozzola, Rovi
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