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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

High Anxiety Blu-Ray Review

High Anxiety Blu-Ray Review

Synopsis: An outrageous homage to the Hitchcock thriller about a nut-job with a paralyzing fear of heights, High Anxiety stars the comic genius himself as renowned Harvard psychiatrist Dr. Richard Thorndyke who’s just become head of the Psycho-Neurotic Institute for the Very Very Nervous. Co-starring Harvey Korman, Cloris Leachman and Madeline Kahn, High Anxiety is considered one of Brooks’ best.

Review: Mel Brooks is one of the masters of comedy.   His films have broken so much ground, from Young Frankenstein to Blazing Saddles and Spaceballs.  High Anxiety is one of the more overlooked films.  Its basically a tribute to old Hitchcock film.   They don't straight spoof on it, its more of a fun homage.  The film is very underrated and definately a sleeper cult classic.

The Blu-Ray transfer looks fantastic.  Its so great that they're finally releasing the Mel Brooks movies individually on Blu-Ray.  They released the Mel Brooks Blu-Ray collection last year, but this is a great way to pick up the individual releases that you may want.

Rating: Mel Brooks Fans, Comedy Fans, Alfred Hitchcock Spoof