One of the best films to come from the Mel Brooks camp is finally getting some anniversary love. Fox announced this morning that Spaceballs is getting a 25th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray release. After looking at the features the 'Schwartz' might be with this one. Check out the official details below.
Los Angeles, CA (June 6, 2012) – 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
● Still Galleries:
○ Spaceballs: The Behind-the-Movie Photos
○ Spaceballs: The Costume Gallery
○ Spaceballs: The Art Gallery
○ Exhibitor Trailer with Mel Brooks Introduction
○ Theatrical Trailer
● Film Flubs:
○ Edge of the Mirror
○ Grabs Himself Early
○ The Magic Reappearing Ring
○ More Than His Head
○ No End in Sight
○ Track Behind Dot
● Storyboards-to-Film Comparison