If you're a fan of the irreplaceable and wonderful Mel Brooks, chances are you've already got The Mel Brooks Collection -- a DVD box jam-packed with most of the directors classic films. I already double-dipped to get them all in one spot, in space-saving super-slim cases, but now there's a collection worthy of a double or triple dip. And -- darn you all! -- yet another reason to get a Blu-ray player.
As DVD Snapshot shares, there's a new The Mel Brooks Collection on the way, and this time in glorious Blu-ray. But it's not just the old collection in high definition. It's the same roster +1 -- the film that was surprisingly lacking from the first release -- Spaceballs. That means, vacuum cleaner intergalactic hijinx along with Blazing Saddles, High Anxiety, History of the World Part I, Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Silent Movie, To Be or Not to Be, The Twelve Chairs, and the wonderful Young Frankenstein. On top of all that, there's a collectible book in the mix.
The bad side: DVD fanatics probably won't like the slide-in packaging, and it's not full of extras. The plus side: It's now available for ordering on Amazon for only $89.49. That's a $50 savings from the list price, and only $20 more than what the current DVD collection is priced at.
Can you resist Brooks in Blu?