DVD & Blu-ray review: Young Frankenstein on Blu-ray (PG)

Mel Brooks Blu-ray (106mins)

Click to follow
The Independent Culture

Mel Brooks's funniest parody benefits hugely from a wild Gene Wilder as Dr Fronkensteen, who follows in the same ghoulish footsteps as his deranged father and creates a monster (Peter Boyle) from dead body parts. Brooks lovingly recreates the look of the Universal horror films of the 1930s, though it's the cast and dialogue that make this a hoot. Marty Feldman is ideal as Igor, but it's Madeline Khan who steals the show as saucy Elizabeth: “He vould have an enormous schwanzstucker…”