Monday, October 1, 2012

Pre-order The Incredible Mel Brooks: An Irresistible Collection of Unhinged Comedy

On November 13, 2012, Shout! Factory will release The Incredible Mel Brooks: An Irresistible Collection of Unhinged Comedy, a 5-DVD/1-CD set that is a veritable treasure trove of all things Brooksian, a laugh-filled celebration of his illustrious career. This box set takes viewers on a journey through time with performances, extensive interviews, film clips and rare archival television footage, as well as some never-before-seen photos, and special tributes.




Features the Emmy®-nominated Mel Brooks and Dick Cavett Together Again; vintage appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and The Dick Cavett Show; documentaries on the man and his work; The Critic, Brooks’ inspired Academy Award®-winning satirical animated short film; an homage to friend and mentor Sid Caesar; appearances on 60 Minutes and The American Comedy Awards; episodes from his TV series; a 60-page book with essays; and much more!
Welcome to the History of Mel Brooks, Part I. Included here are gems such as Mel Brooks and Dick Cavett Together Again, an evening with Mel Brooks and Dick Cavett that aired on HBO in September 2011 and was recently nominated for the “Outstanding Variety Special” Emmy® Award; the 1981 BBC documentary I Thought I Was Taller: A Short History of Mel Brooks; Excavating The 2000 Year Old Man, a PBS special on the story behind the iconic 2000 Year Old Man and the partnership between its two extraordinary creators, Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner; Mel and His Movies, a new 5-part exploration of his incomparable film career; vintage appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and The Dick Cavett Show; episodes of the unforgettable TV series Get Smart, as well as When Things Were Rotten and his Emmy® award winning turn as unpredictable Uncle Phil on Mad About You; all with new introductions by Brooks; short films, tributes, and rare footage; a CD with long-lost comedy bits and songs from Brooks’ movies; and a 60-page book featuring vintage photos, program notes and essays by Leonard Maltin, Robert Brustein, Gene Wilder and Bruce Jay Friedman.
Mel Brooks. The name conjures up some of the most enduring comedic images in the history of American popular culture: The inimitable 2000 Year Old Man. Max Bialystock. Springtime for Hitler. Flatulent cowboys in Blazing Saddles. The bumbling Maxwell Smart. Young Frankenstein and his well-endowed monster. From stand-up to films to TV to Broadway, for 65 years, in every medium through which entertainment can possibly pass, Mel Brooks has conquered the world with laughter. A celebrated director, actor, producer, composer and writer, Brooks is one of only 11 people in history to win an Emmy®, Grammy®, Oscar® and Tony® Award. And now, in a first-of-its-kind collection, fans of this ferociously gifted entertainer will fall joyfully down a rabbit hole into a wonderland of Brooks’ television appearances, short films, documentaries, tributes, songs and genuine rarities.
The Incredible Mel Brooks: An Irresistible Collection of Unhinged Comedy
  • The Hitler Rap (1983)
  • Mel Brooks And Dick Cavett Together Again (2010)
  • The Tracey Ullman Show: “Due Diligence” (1990)
  • The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
  • Mel and His Movies (Part 1)
  • Peeping Times (1978)
  • Inside Danny Baker (1963)
  • In the Beginning: The Caesar Years
  • 60 Minutes (April 15, 2001)
  • American Comedy Awards (1991)
  • Mel And His Movies (Part 2)
  • The Critic (1963)
  • I Thought I Was Taller: A Short History of Mel Brooks (1981)
  • The Dick Cavett Show (April 6, 1970 and January 21, 1972)
  • Commercials
  • Excavating The 2000 Year Old Man (2012)
  • Bonus 2000 Year Old Man Routines
  • Mel And His Movies (Part 3)
  • Mel’s Television Debut
  • An Audience With … Mel Brooks
  • Wogan
  • Mad About You: “The Penis”
  • The Electric Company
  • Mel And His Movies (Part 4)
  • My Son, The Hero Trailer (1963)
  • The David Susskind Show: How to Be a Jewish Son
  • Get Smart Pilot “Mr. Big”
  • Hollywood Walk of Fame Induction
  • When Things Were Rotten: Episode “The French Dis-connection”
  • New Faces Sketch: “Of Fathers & Sons”
  • Free to Be … You and Me Sketch “Boy Meets Girl”
  • Mel And His Movies (Part 5)
  • Melvin Kaminsky at The New School (1:33) - February 24, 1947
  • The Inquisition (4:06) - From The Film The History Of The World: Part I (1981), Performed by Mel Brooks & Cast
  • The New Les Crane Show (21:50) - August, 3, 5 & 6, 1964
  • Springtime for Hitler (3:25) - From the film The Producers (1968)
  • Open End Starring David Susskind - March 22, 1964
  • Theme From Blazing Saddles (2:05) - From the film Blazing Saddles (1976), Performed by Frankie Laine
  • I’m Tired (4:39) - From the film Blazing Saddles (1976), Performed by Madeline Kahn
  • Circus Nuts (6:11) - Mel and Dick Cavett in a series of radio commercials for Circus brand peanuts
  • Le Grand Frisson (aka High Anxiety) (2:30) - From the French version of his film High Anxiety (1979), Performed by Mel Brooks
  • The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (2:58) - April 21, 1964
  • Men in Tights (1:19) - From the film Robin Hood: Men In Tights (1997)
  • It’s Good to Be the King (4:10) - From the film The History Of The World: Part I (1981), Performed by Mel Brooks
  • The Celebrity Game (6:06) - Airdates: July 15 and August 12, 1965
  • Hope For The Best, Expect The Worst (2:44) - From the film The Twelve Chairs (1972)
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