Fans of clas­sic come­dies, rejoice: the orig­i­nal Mel Brooks ver­sion of The Producers will be mak­ing its debut on blu-ray via a new blu-ray/DVD com­bo from Shout! Factory in July.  This clas­sic show­biz sendup with Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder pro­vid­ed the begin­ning to Brooks’ career as a film direc­tor and remains one of the all-time great screen come­dies.  This com­bo pack will offer a fresh HD trans­fer of the film plus some note­wor­thy extras.  Read on for all the mani­a­cal musi­cal details…

SHOUT! FACTORY TO RELEASE MEL BROOKS’

THE PRODUCERS: Collector’s Edition

IN A BLU-RAY / DVD COMBO SET

JULY 2, 2013 

The Producers: Collector’s Edition now available on Blu-ray for the first time!

Los Angeles, CA – Mel Brooks’ leg­endary 1968 Oscar®-win­ning film The Producers gets its first Blu-ray release on July 2 from Shout! Factory.  The Producers: Collector’s Edition is a Blu-ray/DVD com­bo set that fea­tures a new HD trans­fer and includes a reversible wrap fea­tur­ing orig­i­nal the­atri­cal art, the doc­u­men­tary “The Making Of The Producers,” a 2012 inter­view titled “Mel And His Movies: The Producers,” the orig­i­nal the­atri­cal trail­er, a delet­ed scene, and a sketch gallery.

From the end­less­ly fun­ny mind of film­mak­er Mel Brooks (Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein) comes this explo­sion of pure comic luna­cy about low-rent Broadway pro­duc­er Max Bialystock (Zero Mostel) and his high-strung accoun­tant Leo Bloom (Gene Wilder) who is given to fits of hys­te­ria. They dis­cov­er that by rais­ing a lot more mon­ey than they need from a few gullible investors, they can make more mon­ey on a flop than on a hit. So 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 sur­prise smash hit, they find them­selves in the mid­dle of the great­est Broadway dilem­ma in his­to­ry.

33 years after its release on film, The Producers became a mon­ster hit once again when the the­atri­cal pro­duc­tion star­ring Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick opened on Broadway in 2001, shat­ter­ing records by win­ning 12 Tony® Awards. In 2005 the film ver­sion star­ring Lane and Broderick was released, gar­ner­ing Grammy® and Golden Globe® nom­i­na­tions.

From stand-up to films to TV to Broadway, for 65 years, in every medi­um through which enter­tain­ment can pos­si­bly pass, Mel Brooks has con­quered the world with laugh­ter. A cel­e­brat­ed direc­tor, actor, pro­duc­er, com­poser and writer, he is respon­si­ble for some of the most endur­ing comedic images in the his­to­ry of American pop­u­lar cul­ture. Mel Brooks is one of only 14 peo­ple in his­to­ry to win an Emmy®, Grammy®, Oscar® and Tony® Award. The win­ner of an Oscar® for Best Original Screenplay, The Producers is a hall­mark of Mel Brooks’ incred­i­ble lega­cy.

On May 20, Mel Brooks becomes the sub­ject of the newest film in the American Masters series when American Masters Mel Brooks: Make A Noise pre­mieres nation­al­ly on PBS, fol­lowed by its DVD release on May 21. The DVD is now avail­able for pre-order from Amazon.com and Shout! Factory. This June, Brooks will receive the 41st AFI Life Achievement Award, which will be broad­cast on TNT and TCM.

The Producers: Collector’s Edition Special Features:

The Making Of The Producers” Documentary

Mel And His Movies: The Producers

Theatrical Trailer

Photo Gallery