Young Frankenstein

1974 PG 1h 46m Blu-ray / DVD

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Young Frankenstein

1974 PG 1h 46m Blu-ray / DVD
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A laugh riot from beginning to end, this classic parody from director Mel Brooks stars Gene Wilder as Frederick Frankenstein, who detests his family history but ultimately can't resist the temptation to follow in his infamous grandfather's footsteps. Adding to the fun is a brilliant supporting cast that includes Marty Feldman as bug-eyed assistant Igor, Madeline Kahn as Frankenstein's frosty fiancée and Peter Boyle as the zipper-necked monster.
Format
Blu-ray DVD
Screen
Widescreen 1.85:1
Subtitles
English
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 4.0, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, French: Dolby Digital Mono
Screen
Widescreen 1.85:1
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Rating
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 13+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 13+
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Reviews

age 13+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Young Frankenstein is the 1974 Mel Brooks movie that parodies the timeless monster story. Like all of Mel Brooks' movies, there are plenty of sexual innuendo at work here--references to "a roll in the hay," to "knockers," and the use of a German word that clearly in the context of the scene means "penis." However, for all its humor, there is one scene in which Frankenstein's monster forces himself on Madeline Kahn's character in a way that could be interpreted as nonconsensual sex, even as it becomes consensual when she sees his penis and her pleasure is obvious when she starts to sing in an operatic voice. Also, there is some mld profanity on occasion. There is also some comedic pratfall violence--as well as a scene in which a man is choked to death.

Sexual Content

Bawdy humor and sexual innuendo. In one scene Frankenstein's monster forces what is at first nonconsensual sex on one of the female characters that becomes consensual when she presumably sees the size of his penis. References to "a roll in the hay," as well as "knockers."

Violence

Mostly over-the-top and comedic pratfall violence--for instance, early in the movie, Frankenstein accidentally stabs himself in the thigh with a scalpel. A man is choked to death by Frankenstein's monster. Frankenstein's monster forces himself on a woman who initially refuses his advances but consents to sex once she sees Frankenstein's penis.

Language

Some profanity: "Son of a b--ch." "S--t." "Bastard." "Godd-mn." A woman uses a German word that obviously translates to "penis." Sex jokes. Reference to a "roll in the hay." A joke based on the "bags" slang term for women.

Social Behavior

Too parodic and over-the-top for any real positive messages.

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Cigar and cigarette smoking. Wine drinking at dinner, no one acts intoxicated. A police officer makes reference to taking a "nip from the old bottle."

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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