The Producers: Mel Brooks Classic Gets New Blu-ray

The Producers gets a new Blu-ray from Kino Lorber and while the laughs are still there, the bonus features fall short of previous editions. While the film isn’t being released in 4K Ultra HD, this version is a 4K restoration. The bonus features are a bit different from Shout! Factory’s 2013 collector’s edition. The key difference being a Playhouse outtake substitutes for Mel and His Movies: The Producers. Since the Shout! Blu-ray is now unavailable,…

"The Producers: Mel Brooks Classic Gets New Blu-ray"

Penelope: A Hysterical Caper Comedy

Penelope, starring Natalie Wood in the title role, is a hysterical caper comedy that asks the question of whether committing a crime can save a marriage. Imagine robbing your husband’s bank because you’re not getting enough attention from him.  This is exactly what happens for Penelope Elcott (Natalie Wood) when her banker husband, James Elcott (Ian Bannen), is more focused on his work than his wife at home.  One day, Penelope disguises herself as an…

"Penelope: A Hysterical Caper Comedy"

The Producers: One Of The Best Comedies Ever

Mel Brooks’ feature directorial debut starring Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder, The Producers, is one of the best comedies of all-time. When producer Max Bialystock (Zero Mostel) learns from accountant Leo Bloom (Gene Wilder) that he can turn flops into money-makers, it changes everything.  Hysterics ensue for a solid hour and a half.  There’s nothing more to say about the plot.  Mostly, this is because the film is over 50 years old.  You know what…

"The Producers: One Of The Best Comedies Ever"

It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World is a Classic

It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World is one of the best ensemble comedies and the star-studded film remains a classic to this day. Imagine yourself being surrounded by some of the best comedy stars of the day.  It sounds possible, right?  Think gain because this film doesn’t have a few of them but brings everyone together in an epic race to find the Big W.  Let’s get one thing straight though.  This isn’t a…

"It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World is a Classic"