Robin Hood-Men in Tights (Blu-ray)

Directed By: Mel Brooks Starring: Cary Elwes

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Studio Foxvideo
SKU 214439930
UPC 024543657903
UPC 14 00024543657903
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 8/19/2014
Rating Rating
Period Piece
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note A parody of the much-done medieval English tale of Robin Hood and his Merry Men, ROBIN HOOD: MEN IN TIGHTS also directly lampoons the politically correct ROBIN HOOD: PRINCE OF THIEVES, which starred the hearthrob of the time, the very un-British Kevin Costner. English hearthrob Cary Elwes gets a turn in the role of the hero of Sherwood Forest who robs from the rich to give to the poor when he returns from the Crusades to find his beloved King Richard (Patrick Stewart in an amazing Sean Connery imitation) usurped by the evil Prince John (Richard Lewis) and his henchman, the Sheriff of Rottingham (Roger Rees). In typical Brooks fashion there is much satire, some gross jokes, a dash of screwball farce, and a Jewish spin put on gentile characters: Hence, Friar Tuck is transformed into Rabbi Tuckman (Mel Brooks), who is eager to perform circumcisions on the dim-witted Robin Hood and his Merry Men. Tracey Ullmann further livens up the ensemble as the witchlike cook Latrine. Those familiar with other Brooks films will also note moments parodying some of the director's own past spoofs, including HIGH ANXIETY and BLAZING SADDLES.
Plot Summary
Summary In this spoof of Robin Hood movies (and his own comedies), writer-director Mel Brooks goes for laughs in his usual way and off-color humor abounds.
Memorable Quotes
Quote "We're men--we're men in tights|We roam around the forest looking for fights|We're men--we're men in tights|We rob from the rich and give to the poor, that's right!"--Merry Men Singers (Steve Lively, Randy Crenshaw, Kerry Katz, Geoff Koch, Rick Logan)
Quote "Unlike some other Robin Hoods, I can speak with an English accent!"--Robin Hood (Cary Elwes)
New York Times "...It's good to have [Brooks] back on screen....Elwes swashbuckles with conviction..." 07/28/1993 p.C13
Variety "...Brooks remains a talent....There is tremendous glee to be derived from the spontaneity of his outrageous antics..." 08/02/1993
Mel Brooks
Cary Elwes
Cast & Crew
Amy Yasbeck - Star
Mel Brooks - Star
Dom DeLuise - Star
Cary Elwes - Star
Isaac Hayes - Star
Tracey Ullman - Star
Richard Lewis - Star
Megan Cavanagh - Star
Dave Chappelle - Star
J. David Shapiro - Screenwriter
Roy Forge Smith - Production Designer
Mel Brooks - Producer
Evan Chandler - Story
Hummie Mann - Composer
Michael D. O'Shea - Director of Photography
Stephen E. Rivkin - Editor
J. David Shapiro - Story
Evan Chandler - Screenwriter
Mel Brooks - Screenwriter
Mel Brooks - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1993
UPC 00024543657903
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 104 minutes
Color Color
Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, English, French, Spanish, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Video Format Blu-Ray

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