I love to laugh and I love Mel Brooks.
When I first watched it, I had just finished watching Star Wars for the first or maybe the second time just before so I had an idea of all the space jokes happening in the movie. Mel Brooks is a genius storyteller and is absolutely hilarious!
The 25th anniversary of Spaceballs is released on Blu -Ray and is packed with special features. 5 hours of Blu-ray special features, including the following:
25th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray
Prepare For Ludicrous Speed as Mel Brooks’ Classic Parody With All New Bonus Material
The farce is strong in the “uproarious salute to science fiction” (The Hollywood Reporter) when SPACEBALLS: 25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION blasts off on Blu-ray August 7 from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Comedy legend Mel Brooks leads an all-star cast of cutups including John Candy (Splash), Rick Moranis (Ghostbusters) and Bill Pullman (Ruthless People).
When the evil Dark Helmet (Moranis) attempts to steal all the air from planet Druidia, a determined Druish Princess (Daphne Zuniga), a clueless rogue (Pullman) and a half-man/half-dog creature who’s his own best friend (Candy) set out to stop him. But with the forces of darkness closing in on them at ludicrous speed, they’ll need the help of a wise imp named Yogurt (Brooks) and the mystical power of “The Schwartz” to bring peace and merchandising rights to the entire galaxy!
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment combed the desert to bring fans an all-new featurette for the SPACEBALLS: 25TH ANNIVESARY EDITION Blu-ray entitled “Farce Yourself! Spaceballs and the Skroobing of Sci-Fi.” Mel Brooks takes fans on a guided tour into the making of the SPACEBALLS saga, exploring the film’s inspiration, its production, visual effects (including the sizzling creation of “Pizza the Hut”), how the film directly tears down the adventurous (Star Wars), the scary serious (Alien) and even the apocalyptic (Planet of the Apes) in his own uninhibited way and its epic status as Mel Brooks’ most successful and beloved fan favorite film. Additional bonus features include commentaries, behind-the-scenes featurettes, still galleries, trailers, film bloopers and more.
Five Hours of Blu-ray Special Features:
- NEW!! Farce Yourself! Spaceballs and the Skroobing of Sci-Fi featurette
- Commentary by Mel Brooks
Additional Commentary Tracks:
- Spaceballs: The Documentary featurette
- In Conversation: Mel Brooks & Thomas Meehan featurette
- John Candy: Comic Spirit featurette
- Watch the Movie in Ludicrous Speed featurette
- Spaceballs: The Behind-the-Movie Photos
- Spaceballs: The Costume Gallery
- Spaceballs: The Art Gallery
- Exhibitor Trailer with Mel Brooks Introduction
- Theatrical Trailer
- Edge of the Mirror
- Grabs Himself Early
- The Magic Reappearing Ring
- More Than His Head
- No End in Sight
- Track Behind Dot
I especially enjoyed the interviews with the cast and crew of Spaceballs: The Documentary. I also enjoyed looking at the bloopers or mistakes in the movie (Film Flubs). I thought it was hilarious that they pointed out their own mistakes.
There were also some fun surprises of behind the scenes that they reveal and it’s always fun to see or hear those stories. The commentary by Mel Brooks was fun to watch but I ran out of time to watch the whole thing.
There are a whole bunch of other special features that you will have to see on your own when you get your own copy to explore! Trust me, if you’re a fan of Spaceballs or Mel Brooks in general, you’ll definitely enjoy the movie again & the fun features!
Celebrate Spaceballs’ 25th Anniversary and buy this DVD today.
*I was not compensated for this review. Any and all opinions are my own.