History of the World, Part I [Blu-ray]

History of the World, Part I [Blu-ray]

 Cast: Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks
, Dom DeLuise
Dom DeLuise
, Harvey Korman
Harvey Korman
, Madeline Kahn
Madeline Kahn
, Cloris Leachman
Cloris Leachman
History of the World, Part I [Blu-ray]

History of the World, Part I [Blu-ray]

 Cast: Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks
, Dom DeLuise
Dom DeLuise
, Harvey Korman
Harvey Korman
, Madeline Kahn
Madeline Kahn
, Cloris Leachman
Cloris Leachman

Blu-ray (Wide Screen)

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Overview

Mel Brooks produced, directed, wrote, and starred in this episodic comedy in the spirit of Monty Python and the 1957 studio travesty The Story of Mankind. The film is divided into five sequences that play like blue-toned Eddie Cantor vaudeville sketches -- "The Dawn of Man," "The Stone Age," The Spanish Inquisition," "The Bible," and "The Future." Also included is a Brooksian depiction of The Last Supper and a long-winded sequence about the French Revolution. The film starts with a 2001: A Space Odyssey parody, narrated by Orson Welles, in which a collection of ape-men learn to stand erect (in more ways than one). The Stone Age reveals the origins of both the first homo sapien and homosexual marriages. Brooks then appears in an Old Testament sequence as Moses, descending from Mount Sinai with three heavy stone tablets bearing the 15 Commandments; after he drops one of these tablets, the laws of God become 10 Commandments. The Roman period picks up with Brooks as Comicus, attempting to get a gig as a "stand-up philosopher" at Caesar's Palace. The Spanish Inquisition is a musical production number with monks torturing Jews to lively Broadway musical strains. The final French revolution section is a broad parody of The Man in the Iron Mask story. The film closes with coming attractions of "History of the World, Part II" that features a rousing Star Wars parody (anticipating Space Balls) called "Jews in Space" that includes a jaunty theme song.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/11/2010
UPC: 0024543657927
Original Release: 1981
Rating: R
Source: 20Th Century Fox
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Language: English
Time: 1:32:00
Sales rank: 9,803

Special Features

Musical Mel: Inventing "The Inquisition" HD Featurette; Making History: Mel Brooks on creating the world HD featurette; The real history of the World Trivia Track; Isolated score track

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