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I liked Spaceballs, should I buy The Critic, Blazing Saddles, and Young Frankenstein

Old 05-22-00, 09:42 PM
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I watched my Spaceballs DVD this week and I really liked it. One of the best movies I've seen on DVD in the last few days. The dialoges are incredibly funny and the whole feel of the movie is just great, the 96 minutes went by before I knew it.
I liked it so much, I want to see more Mel Brooks movies. But as they're not as popular as Titanic (especially Life Stinks), I'd like to know what the the rest of his movies are like and if I will like them too.

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I've heard great things about Young Frankenstein but have yet to see it.

I love Blazing Saddles and highly recommend the movie. However, the studio is set to re-release this disc soon, so I'm not sure if I can recommend purchasing the copy floating around out there now.

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You didn't read my post about Kevin Smith movies, did you?
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If you thought Spaceballs was good, you should love Young Frankenstein and Blazing Saddles as they are both about a million times better than Spaceballs. Indeed, they are comedy classics.

What's The Critic? All I can think of is that Jon Lovitz animated series, and Mel Brooks had nothing to do with that.
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Though it is very different from his later work like Space Balls, I would recommend The Twelve Chairs. It is not a spoof or parody like his later stuff, but is a charming funny movie with a very well written script. Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein or my two favorites as well and you will really like them if you like Space Balls.

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Old 05-23-00, 12:08 AM
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As for the re-release of Blazing Saddles, it's just one of those boxed sets like the MAtrix with lobby cards and stuff. The disc in the set is going to be the same as is already released.
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to me, you should definitely like the genre of movies each one pokes fun at.

if you are not a fan of the frankenstein movies (especially the first three: Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, & Son of Frankenstein) many of the jokes will be lost. you just wont get the joke or it just wont seem as funny.

personally, i am a big fan of Star Wars & the genre but i have not seen Spaceballs since i saw it in the movie theater when it first came out. it was one of the few movies i considered walking out on. it seems to have a cult following now. might have to check it out again.
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Mel Brooks is the King of Comedy.

Check these out:

12 Chairs (already mentioned)
High Anxiety
History of the World Pt.1
Robin Hood: Men in Tights
Silent Movie
The Producers (His 1st Film)
of course as you mentioned:
Young Frankenstein is my all time fave as is Blazing Saddles.
Life Stinks is really great.

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Mel Brooks movie to stay away from:
Dracula Dead and Loving It.
One of the worst movies I have seen
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You know as cheesy as the Dracula spoof was I found myself laughing during it. I think I have been such a fan of vampire movies all my life that I got all of the jokes. One of his worst films maybe, but one I will still buy if it comes out on DVD.

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Definitely buy Young Frankenstein - one of my favorite DVDs since it is loaded with extras. You should also check out my favorite Mel Brooks movie - History of the World Part I (although there are not many extras on that DVD).
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quote:<HR>Originally posted by cisgere:
Mel Brooks movie to stay away from:
Dracula Dead and Loving It.
One of the worst movies I have seen
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I thought Dracula: Dead and Loving it was great!

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Definately get Young Frankenstein. Great movie and a great dvd package.
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I agree. Young Frankenstein is a slam dunk. You can't go wrong with Blazing Saddles either, but YF is truly a comedy classic IMHO.
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Don't know anything about the DVDs, but as movies:

* Blazing Saddles is one of the funniest movies ever. On any top 5 list I could come up with.
* Young Frankenstein is one of the funniest movies ever. On any top 5 list I could come up with. Seriously, both movies are THAT good.
* History of the World is very funny, although it has it's weak moments. Worth owning, I would say.

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Young Frankenstein.
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I am still waiting on what you were talking about with "The Critic"? Is this that old Short, with Mel Brooks as an old man watching cartoons, and getting mad at them?
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quote:<HR>Is this that old Short, with Mel Brooks as an old man watching cartoons, and getting mad at them? <HR>


Thanks for the refresh...I remember that! Hilarious stuff! Anybody know if it's available on DVD anywhere?
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I'd have to say that History of the World is probably my favorite 'cause I remember so many lines from it, and I just got Spaceballs. Young Frankenstein and Blazing Saddles are two of the funniest films ever (I mean Mongo punches a horse out!), and they are on my list. I'd also like to see High Anxiety ASAP!
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Hi! I think you should Definitely get Young Frankenstein (shteen) haha - because it is probably the funniest movie in the world! Blazing Saddles is also hilarious...these have to be the 2 top mel brooks flicks!

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