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Transylvania 6-5000
     

Transylvania 6-5000

Director: Rudy de Luca, Jeff Goldblum, Ed Begley Jr., Joseph Bologna

Cast: Rudy de Luca, Jeff Goldblum, Ed Begley Jr., Joseph Bologna

 

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Rudy DeLuca's comedy Transylvania 6-5000 comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. There are neither subtitles nor closed-captions on this release. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by the director, trailers,

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Rudy DeLuca's comedy Transylvania 6-5000 comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. There are neither subtitles nor closed-captions on this release. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by the director, trailers, a still photo gallery, television advertisements, and storyboards. This is a strong release from Anchor Bay.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
A painfully unfunny horror comedy, Transylvania 6-5000 is a tedious mess. Undoubtedly inspired by Young Frankenstein and other horror spoofs that emerged in the wake of that Mel Brooks smash, Transylvania 6-5000 commits the inexcusable crime of being practically laugh-less. Oh, there are things in the script that are obviously intended as gags, situations that are clearly meant to evoke chuckles and words that are put together in such a way that one can only assume that they are intended as jokes. But witnessing all this doesn't produce laughter, only yawns and, ultimately, irritation. The director would most likely blame this on the screenwriter's inability to write anything funny, and the writer would most likely say the fault is the director's for not knowing how to put a gag over, but since both jobs are held by Rudy de Luca, there's really no passing the buck. De Luca at least had the good sense to cast some actors with genuine comedic skills, but Jeff Goldblum and Ed Begley, Jr. can't fight their way out of the material, and even such talents as Carol Kane, John Byner and Norman Fell come up empty-handed here. On the plus side, Geena Davis loves gorgeous -- but that by itself is not enough reason to watch this film.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/02/2002
UPC:
0013131148596
Original Release:
1985
Rating:
PG
Source:
Starz / Anchor Bay
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital, monaural]
Time:
1:34:00

Special Features

Widescreen presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16×9 TVs; Audio commentary with writer/director Rudy De Luca and visual consultant Steve Haberman; Theatrical trailer; TV spots; Original storyboard art; Still gallery

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jeff Goldblum Jack Harrison
Ed Begley Gil Turner
Joseph Bologna Dr. Malavagua
Carol Kane Lupi
John Byner Radu
Jeffrey Jones Lepescu
Geena Davis Odette
Donald Gibb Wolfman
Norman Fell Mac Turner
Teresa Ganzel Elizabeth Ellison
Bozidar Smiljanic Inspector Percek
Inge Apelt Madame Morovia
Rudy DeLuca Lawrence Malbot
Dudko Valentic Twisted Man
Ksenia Prohaska Mummy
Sara Grdjan Laura Ellison
Robert F. Lyons victim
Peter Buntic Hunyadi/Frankenstein's Monster
Vida Jerman rear guard
Slobodan Milovanovic front guard
Michael Richards Fejos
Nada Arbus Uta
Visnja Konigskneght Peasant Girl
Venco Kapural Jailer
Thomas H. Brodek Band Leader
Pat Harrington Actor

Technical Credits
Rudy DeLuca Director,Original Story,Screenwriter
Bob Bransford Animator
Thomas H. Brodek Producer
Dennis Feldman Screenwriter
Arnie Fishman Executive Producer
Christine Glazier Costumes/Costume Designer
Ken Harris Animator
Lee Holdridge Score Composer
Latica Ivanisevic Costumes/Costume Designer
Alfi Kabiljo Score Composer
Harry Keller Editor
Marijan Kuroglan Special Effects
Bill Lava Musical Direction/Supervision
Paul Lichtman Executive Producer
Mace Neufeld Executive Producer
Tomislav Pinter Cinematographer
Tom Ray Animator
Halid Redzebastic Makeup
Zeljko Senecic Production Designer
Richard Thompson Animator
Ivica Trpcic Set Decoration/Design

Scene Index

Side #1 --
255. Chapter Selections
1. Program Start/Reluctant Reporter (Main Titles) [6:59]
2. Welcome To Transylvania [5:28]
3. The Gatekeeper [3:45]
4. Kitchen Staff [3:31]
5. Breakfast Is Served [3:02]
6. Gil's Investigation [5:14]
7. The Prophecy [4:32]
8. Strange Serenade [2:23]
9. Sweet Dreams [3:09]
10. Suspicious Behavior [4:26]
11. Inspector Percek [2:05]
12. The Mad Doctor [5:30]
13. Beautiful Bloodsucker [4:00]
14. Looniness In the Lab [5:51]
15. Picnic In the Park [3:20]
16. Little Girl Lost [2:54]
17. Werewolf [1:50]
18. Freak Show [4:11]
19. Unstoppable Monster [3:18]
20. Jack To the Rescue [3:23]
21. Wine Festival [3:45]
22. The Real Monsters [3:10]
23. Creatures Among Us [4:31]
24. Stop the Presses [1:52]
25. End Credits [1:48]

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