The Producers
Special Edition
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1968
Director: Mel Brooks
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 027616-868329
Running time: 1:30 (90 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen, Full Frame
DVD-Format: Double-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: December 03, 2002
Collection type: Owned (#180)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 01, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 9 / 10
Review (video): 8 / 10
Overview
A "startling, stunning, outrageous [and] breathtaking debut" (Los Angeles Times) from acclaimed writer/director Me Brooks (Young Frankenstein, Spaceballs), this Oscar®-winning* comedy combines "pure pell-Mel lunacy [and] wild, ad-lib energy [into an] uproariously funny" (Time) film!

Low rent Broadway producer Max Bialystock (Zero Mostel) and his high-strung accountant Leo Bloom (Gene Wilder) discover that, with the help of a few gullible investors, they can make more money on a flop than on a hit! Armed with the worst show ever written ("Springtime for Hitler") and an equally horrific cast, this double dealing duo is banking on disaster. But when their sure-to-offend musical becomes a smash hit, they find themselves in the middle of a Broadway blitzkrieg!

*1968: Original Screenplay
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Genres
Comedy
Musical
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Embassy Pictures
 • Springtime Productions
 • U-M Productions
Media Companies:
 • MGM Home Entertainment
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
English  Dolby Digital Mono
Subtitles
English
French
Spanish
Tags
Movie
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1A: Main Feature; B: Bonus Materials
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Deleted Scenes
 • Gallery
 • Closed Captioned
Easter Eggs
The disc has two sides: One side has the movie and the other contains the special features. This first egg is located on the movie side. At the main menu page (which looks like a movie ticket), after you have highlighted PLAY MOVIE, press the left arrow key. This will highlight the date on the left hand side of the ticket (March 18, 1968). Select this and you'll get a screen explaining audio out takes as a result of post production dubbing. You can use the down arrow key to highlight and access some audio clips that were (correctly) discarded. Each out take can be accessed by highlighting and selecting "$8.50", "9", "C" & "17". Some of the clips make no sense and most of them aren't funny at all.

From the main menu on the movie side of the disc, highlight the title of "Springtime for Hitler" at the top of the ticket. When you select this, you get treated to a film montage and a silhouette of Max Bialystock's secretary go-go dancing.
Crew
Direction
Mel Brooks....Director
Writing
Mel Brooks....Writer
Production
Sidney Glazier....Producer
Cinematography
Joseph Coffey....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Ralph Rosenblum....Film Editor
Music
John Morris....Composer
"Love Power"
Norman Blagman....Song Writer
Herb Hartig....Song Writer
"We're" Prisoners of Love" and "Springtime for Hitler"
Mel Brooks....Song Writer
Sound
Willard Goodman....Production Sound Mixer
Alan Heim....Sound Editor
Art
Charles Rosen....Production Designer
Gene Coffin....Costume Designer
Irving Buchman....Make-up Artist
Celia Bryant....Costume Designer
Cast
Estelle Winwood...."Hold Me Touch Me"
Renee Taylor....Eva Braun
David Patch....Goebbels
Bill Hickey....The Drunk
Barney Martin....Göring
Shimen Ruskin....The Landlord
Frank Campanella....The Bartender
Josip Elic....Violinist
Madlyn Cates....Concierge
John Zoller....Drama Critic
Brutus Peck....Hot Dog Vendor
The Ladies
Anne Ives
Amelie Barleon
Elsie Kirk
Nell Harrison
Mary Love
Christopher Hewett....Roger De Bris
Andreas Voutsinas....Carmen Giya
Lee Meredith....Ulla
Kenneth Mars....Franz Liebkind
Dick Shawn....L.S.D.
Gene Wilder....Leo Bloom
Zero Mostel....Max Bialystock
Bernie Allen....Auditioning Hitler (uncredited)
Rusty Blitz....Auditioning Hitler (uncredited)
Mel Brooks....'Springtime for Hitler' (uncredited, voice)
Mae Crane....Showgirl (uncredited)
Michael Davis....Production Tenor (uncredited)
Diana Eden....Showgirl (uncredited)
David Evans....Lead Dancer (uncredited)
Anthony Gardell....Auditioning Hitler (uncredited)
Hank Garrett....Stage Hand (uncredited)
Zale Kessler....Jason Green (uncredited)
Bill Macy....Jury Foreman (uncredited)
Patrick Owens....Orchestra Pit Conductor (uncredited)
Arthur Rubin....Auditioning Hitler (uncredited)
Tucker Smith....Lead Dancer (uncredited)