The Incredible Mel Brooks: An Irresistible Collection Of Unhinged Comedy

Released: November 13, 2012 • Available in US & Canada
Product SKU: 826663136616
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Synopsis

Welcome to the History of Mel Brooks, Part I

Few legends loom as large over the landscape of American comedy as Mel Brooks. For 65 years — in every medium through which entertainment can possibly pass — he has made people laugh all over the world. 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. With this unique, first-of-its-kind collection, fans of this ferociously gifted entertainer will fall joyfully down a rabbit hole into a wonderland of television appearances, short films, documentaries, tributes, songs and genuine rarities.

A deluxe 5-DVD/1-CD book-styled package featuring:

• Mel Brooks And Dick Cavett Together Again

• I Thought I Was Taller: A Short History Of Mel Brooks

• An Audience With... Mel Brooks

• Excavating The 2000 Year Old Man

• Mel And His Movies, a New Five-Part Look Back

• Vintage Appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and The Dick Cavett Show

• Episodes of Get Smart, When Things Were Rotten and Mad About You

• In the Beginning: The Caesar Years

• Short Films, Tributes and Rare Footage

• New Introductions by Mel

• CD With Long-Lost Comedy Bits and Songs From Mel’s Movies

• 60-Page Book Featuring Vintage Photos, Program Notes and Essays by Leonard Maltin, Gene Wilder, Bruce Jay Friedman and Robert Brustein

Why We Love It

“As a big fan of Brooks, this set was eye-opening, as you get to see work from across his career, plus a huge amount of self-analysis in the new entries, which offer insight you may not have heard before. The mix of new and old material and the excellent packaging make this a must for the shelves of any Brooks fan, as it's unlike anything in your collection.” – Francis Rizzo III, DVD Talk

“A treasure trove of rare clips, old TV shows, appearances, and recollections from one of comedy’s greatest writers. This is a fantastic set, a perfect gift for the comedy fan in your family….one of the best DVDs of the year.” – Brian Tallerico, Hollywood Chicago

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Product Information

Discs
6
Production Date
Various
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