Unboxing The Mel Brooks Blu-ray Collection

The Mel Brooks CollectionBefore you blast me for bad grammar contained within my post’s title, take a sigh of relief and know that yes I have checked with the Internet’s #1 authority, Urban Dictionary, and “unboxing” is a real term!  The word is defined as “The Internet trend of showing photos or video from the unpacking of a retail box of some desirable product, such as the latest laptop or portable music player.”  While we are not unboxing a laptop or a portable music player we are unboxing the newest Mel Brooks Blu-ray set released this week from Twentieth Century Fox.  The 9-disc Blu-ray box set is titled The Mel Brooks Collection and I have taken the time to snap detailed pictures as I opened the set for the first time and I also listed each disc and every special feature you can expect to find within the set below.  Individual Blu-ray reviews are coming soon.  Enjoy!

The Blu-ray box set still sealed in all its glory!

The Blu-ray box set still sealed in all its glory!

The Mel Brooks Collection

The Mel Brooks Collection as viewed from the side.

The Mel Brooks Collection

The back of the Blu-ray box set's outer shell.

The Mel Brooks Collection

The front cover of the 120-page book contained within the set.

The Mel Brook Collection

The back cover of the 120-page book.

The Mel Brooks Collection

A quick peek inside the enclosed book.

The Mel Brooks Collection

The front jacket cover of the binder holding the 9 Blu-ray discs.

The Mel Brooks Collection

The back of the 9-disc Blu-ray binder.

The Mel Brooks Collection

A look inside the Blu-ray binder of how the discs are held within.

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One more look inside the Blu-ray binder.


Disc One:

Blazing Saddles – feature film

Additional Scenes

Scene-Specific Commentary by Mel Brooks

2 Documentaries

o Back in the Saddle

o Intimate Portrait: Madeline Kahn (Excerpt)

Black Bart: 1975 Pilot Episode Of The Proposed TV Series Spinoff

Theatrical Trailer


Disc Two:

Spaceballs – feature film

Commentary by Mel Brooks

Spaceballs: The Documentary

In Conversation: Mel Brooks & Thomas Meehan

John Candy: Comic Spirit

Watch the movie in Ludicrous Speed

Still Galleries

Film Flubs

Storyboards-to-Film Comparison


Disc Three:

Young Frankenstein – feature film

Commentary by Mel Brooks

Inside The Lab: Secret Formulas in the Making of Young Frankenstein

Deleted Scenes

It’s Alive! Creating A Monster Classic

Making FrankenSense of Young Frankenstein

Transylvanian Lullaby: The Music of John Morris

The Franken-Track: A Monstrous Conglomeration of Trivia – Trivia Track

Blucher Button


Isolated Score Track (DTS MA)


Disc Four:

High Anxiety – feature film

Hitchcock and Mel: Spoofing the Master of Suspense

The “Am I Very, Very Nervous?” Test

o Dr. Thorndyke’s Ink Blot Test

o How Anxious Am I?

Don’t Get Anxious! The Trivia of Hitchcock – Trivia Track

Isolated Score Track (DTS MA)


Disc Five:

History of the World Part 1 – feature film

Musical Mel: Inventing “The Inquisition”

Making History: Mel Brooks on Creating the World

The Real History of the World – Trivia Track

Isolated Score Track (DTS MA)


Disc Six:

Robin Hood: Men In Tights – feature film

Funny Men In Tights: Three Generations of Comedy

HBO Special: Robin Hood: Men In Tights – “The Legend Had It Coming”

LaserDisc Commentary by Mel Brooks

Isolated Score Track (DTS MA)


Disc Seven:

Silent Movie – feature film

Silent Laughter: The Reel Inspirations of Silent Movie

Speak Up! Historical Hollywood – Trivia Track


Disc Eight:

To Be Or Not To Be – feature film

Brooks and Bancroft: A Perfect Pair

How Serious Can Mel Brooks Really Get?

Profiles of Mel Brooks, Anne Bancroft and Charles Durning

To Be Or Not To Be: That Is The Trivia! – Trivia Track

Isolated Score Track (DTS MA)


Disc Nine:

Twelve Chairs – feature film

The Mel Brooks Collection 

Check out some of the all-star cast member names below that you will find on the 9-disc Blu-ray collection.

Mel Brooks

Cleavon Little

Gene Wilder

Slim Pickens

Harvey Korman

Madeline Kahn

Cloris Leachman

Dom DeLuise

Gregory Hines

Sid Caesar

Cary Elwes

Roger Rees

Richard Lewis

Amy Yasbeck

Patrick Stewart

Tracey Ullman

Dave Chappelle

Isaac Hayes

Marty Feldman

Harold Gould

Bernadette Peters

Ron Carey

John Candy

Rick Moranis

Bill Pullman

Charles Durning

Frank Langella

Gene Wilder

Teri Garr

Kenneth Mars

Gene Hackman


Bring home the comedy of Mel Brooks this holiday season!




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