WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Young Frankenstein

Reviewed In Issue 24 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Marty Feldman, Cloris Leachman, Teri Garr, Kenneth Mars, Madeleine Kahn

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 3.5
Sound Rating: 2
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 0110385
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Retail Price): $89.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 105
(Color Type): Black & White
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1974
(LD Release Date): 12/1/96
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Credits Information
(Director): Mel Brooks
(Screenplay/Written By): Gene Wilder & Mel Brooks
(Story): Gene Wilder & Mel Brooks
(Music): John Morris
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Dale Hennesy
(Visual Effects): NA
(Costume Designer): NA
(Editor): John C. Howard
(Supervising Sound Editors): NA
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(Executive Producers): NA
(Co-Producers): NA
(Producers): Michael Gruskoff

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography): Academy Standard Flat
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 1.85:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 1.85:1

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Mono Sound
(Theatrical Sound): Optical Mono
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WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
A wild parody of old Frankenstein pictures based on Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s novel, Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein stars the comedic talents of Gene Wilder as the mad doctor, Peter Boyle as the monster, Marty Feldman as the hunchback assistant and Cloris Leachman as the mad housekeeper. A classic story with a hilarious twist, Gene Wilder and Mel Brooks’ screenplay received an Oscar® nomination. A must-have for Mel Brooks fans.

LaserDisc Picture:
The black and white picture is matted at 1.85:1 and features an excellent grayscale with deep blacks. Shadow detail and contrast is excellent and images are generally sharp and detailed. There is virtually no noise, but some major artifacts are apparent.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The soundtrack is undistinguished monaural that sounds compressed.
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