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Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)

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(Laserdisc)

This information is for the Laserdisc release, not a DVD release.

NOTE: This commentary is only available on the Fox laserdisc version of the film and is not currently available on any DVD release of the film.

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Director Mel Brooks Rating:3.0/10 (2 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by Hungry Baz on February 21st, 2013:Find all reviews by Hungry Baz
Lame. If you've seen one Mel Brooks commentary, you've seen them all. All he does is describe everything on screen, laughs at every gag, praises every actor and tries to figure out which writer wrote each joke. I DON'T CARE!

The only interesting thing I learned from this commentary is that the reason that he wanted to do this movie, was because when he saw Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, he noticed that Kevin Costner didn't speak with an English accent. So that's ripe for parody.
Reviewed by grimjack on December 31st, 2019:Find all reviews by grimjack
I was going to say that it is not great, but after reading the above zero review, I at least have to say that it is not that bad. Mel is sort of describing the movie some of the time, but he does point out ad libs and mentions alternate jokes that did not make it. I liked how with some jokes he said it was cheap but he is still proud of it. And with some other jokes, things like that is a terrible joke and it will haunt me forever as it is memorialized in the film.

Some of the better moments are his quick jokes he makes during the film, because Mel Brooks is definitely funny. And also he points out little side jokes to look for that he knows are easily missed when watching at home.

I was rather surprised by how many callbacks to his earlier films are found here. He does like re-referencing his old work, and is not ashamed about it at all.