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Herein lies 7 of the funniest Mel Brooks comedies ever committed to film. The Twelve Chairs: Russian bureaucrat Ron Moody learns that his mother is dying and has hidden the family fortune in one of twelve dining chairs left in their ancestral home. He rushes home only to find the chairs have gone to the Ministry of Housing to be relocated! Young Frankenstein: Mel Brooks' monstrously crazy tribute to Mary Shelley's classic pokes hilarious fun at just about every Frafrom£15.49 | RRP:
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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play Herein lies 7 of the funniest Mel Brooks comedies ever committed to film The Twelve Chairs Russian bureaucrat Ron Moody learns that his mother is dying and has hidden the family fortune in one of twelve dining chairs left in their ancestral home He rushes home only to find the chairs have gone to the Ministry of Housing to be relocated! Young Frankenstein Mel Brooks&39; monstrously crazy tribute to Mary Shelley&39;s classic pokes hilarious fun at just about every Frankenstein movie ever made Summoned by a will to his late grandfather&39;s castle in Transylvania young Dr Frankenstein (Wilder) soon discovers the scientist&39;s step-by-step manual explaining how to bring a corpse to life Assisted by the hunchback Igor (Feldman) he creates a monster (Boyle) who only wants to be loved Silent Movie Quiet please - Action! is back on the big screen but this time it&39;s not quite as noisy The Silent Movie could be the picture that saves the studio! High Anxiety Dr Robert Thorndyke is the newly appointed director of the psychoneurosis institute but holding such a high position brings on vertigo! He soon realises he&39;s almost as unbalanced as the patients in his care! History Of The World - Part 1 This overwhelming masterpiece is Mel Brooks&39; full frontal assault on how we got where we are today There is something wonderful to offend everyone! To Be Or Not To Be Actor Fred Bronski is onstage as Hamletbut his theatrical joys are shortlived when he finds himself and his band of bold thespians enlisted in a plot to outwit the Nazis! Life Stinks Director Mel Brooks stars as Goddard Bolt a billionaire developer who is challenged by business rival Vance Crasswell (Jeffrey Tambor) to live on the streets without money for one month among the homeless both men are trying to further displace by building on the property that is their only home Goddard is forced to dance for his money avoid turf wars develop survival tactics live in a cardboard box and more But along the way he makes valuable friends among the street people who teach him that life is not about owning material items but about the integrity of the human spirit One of these is bag lady Molly (Lesley Ann Warren) who in one of the most inspired moments of the film dances with Goddard in a dilapidated building to the strains of Cole Porter&39;s "Easy to Love"
Box set containing seven films from acclaimed actor/director Mel Brooks. 'The Twelve Chairs' (1970) is set in Russia in 1927 and is the tale of a former aristocrat (Ron Moody) who is now a clerk under the new Soviet regime. When he learns that his dying mother in law sewed a fortune in family jewels into one of twelve dining room chairs, he sets off across Russia to find it - with an opportunist (Frank Langella), a priest (Dom DeLuise) and his former servant (Brooks) all in equal pursuit. 'Young Frankenstein' (1974) is Brooks' Oscar-nominated horror spoof, the follow-up to 'Blazing Saddles' and the highest grossing black-and-white film of all time. Gene Wilder plays Frederick Frankenstein, a teacher who inherits his grandfather's Transylvanian estate; Marty Feldman plays Igor, his hunchback assistant; and Peter Boyle, the tap-dancing monster he brings to life in his laboratory. In 'Silent Movie' (1976), a director who is having a bit of a lull in his career tries to convince a host of famous actors to star in his new movie - which, surprise surprise turns out to be a smash hit. In 'High Anxiety' (1977), Brooks stars as a psychiatrist with a morbid fear of heights who is hired to replace the murdered head of a sanatorium. 'History of the World - Part 1' (1981) is a historical parody split into five sections: In 'The Stone Age', a caveman invents music after dropping a rock on his foot. However the development of the fine arts brings with it an unwelcome side-effect - the birth of the critic. 'The Roman Empire' sees Jesus and his disciples being served by a pushy waiter at the Last Supper, whilst 'The Spanish Inquisition' is turned into a big-budget musical number. Truly revolting peasants revolt in 'The French Revolution' and 'Coming Attractions' promises a sequel featuring Hitler performing an ice ballet. 'To Be Or Not To Be' (1983) is a remake of the Lubitsch comedy classic which has a Polish acting troupe become heavily involved in an outrageous scheme to save the Polish underground during WWII. Brooks plays the actor who must carry out the performance of his life so that the persecuted group hiding in the basement of his theatre can flee the country. Finally, in 'Life Stinks' (1991), billionaire Goddard Bolt (Brooks) bets a fellow businessman he can survive for a month as a bum on the streets. He perseveres despite interference from his rival but on returning to his mansion he finds he has been declared mentally incompetent.
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