The Mel Brooks Collection, Volume One (2005)
This collection contains:
On the peaceful planet Druidia, King Roland attempts to marry his daughter Princess Vespa to Prince Valium, but Vespa and her loyal droid Dot Matrix escape during her wedding. After wasting the fresh air on the distant planet Spaceball, the good-for-nothing President Skroob orders the arch-villain henchman Dark Helmet to kidnap Princess Vespa to force King Roland to provide them with the code to Druidia’s atmosphere. Under those circumstances, the seasoned mercenary Lone Starr and his trusty half-human, half canine sidekick Barf will attempt to save the Princess in distress, while at the same time, the ruthless loan-shark Pizza the Hutt is after them. But in the end, only he who can harness the mystical and mighty force known only as “The Schwartz” will be able to save the day.
Life Stinks (1991)
Sticking to great comedy in a way no one else can, Mel Brooks plays a wealthy businessman who finds himself getting suckered into a bet with a rival business over the worst slum area of L.A. They both want to develop on it and both own half. Mel agrees to live as a homeless person in this neighborhood. If he can make it 30 days without his wallet or anything else, then the rival will sign over his half of the property. It’s full of visual gags, one-liners, and even some heartwarming scenes. Mel’s character learns a lot along the way.
The Twelve Chairs (1970)
A treasure hunt. An aging ex-nobleman of the Czarist regime has finally adjusted to life under the commissars in Russia. Both he and the local priest find that the family jewels were hidden in a chair, one of a set of twelve. They return separately to Moscow to find the hidden fortune.
History of the World: Part 1 (1981)
From the dawn of man to the distant future, mankind’s evolution (or lack thereof) is traced. Often ridiculous but never serious, we learn the truth behind the Roman Emperor, we learn what really happened at the Last Supper, the circumstances that surrounded the French Revolution, how to test eunuchs, and what kind of shoes the Spanish Inquisitor wore.