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High Anxiety

High Anxiety

Blu-ray Disc - 2010
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After a Harvard psychiatrist takes over the Psycho-Neurotic Institute for the Very, Very Nervous, he realizes his predecessor died under suspicious circumstances and when the good doctor is accused of murder, he must faces his own great fear in order to clear his name.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. :, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment,, 2010.
Edition: Blu-ray version, Widescreen format.
Branch Call Number: BLU FEATURE HIG
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (94 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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mrferman2
Nov 22, 2020

high anxiety is on my top five mel brook's best.

number 1 is space balls,

2. young frankenstein

3. high anxiety because leechman and harvey work perfectly off of another. hence why mel got harvey to often work with him

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ManMachine
Jan 25, 2017

1977's "High Anxiety" has got to be one of lamest and most unfunny parody/spoofs that I've ever seen. Considering that these were, indeed, Alfred Hitchcock's films that were the target of this dumb spoof, I'd say the director Mel Brooks really wimped out and missed the mark, big time.

The way I see it - High Anxiety really should have been a literal "scream-fest" of total, non-stop laughter from start to finish. It really should have - Especially when you realistically think about the absolute glut of material that Brooks had at his disposal to work with.

But, with that said - Apparently Brooks spoofed, or parodied, some 20 Hitchcock films here in High Anxiety. But, hey, you could've fooled me on that one - 'Cause I only recognized, maybe, 3 films that were being spoofed. And those 3 were typically - Vertigo, Psycho, and The Birds.

Anyway - (*On a trivia note*) - If you can believe this - Alfred Hitchcock (77 at the time) actually viewed High Anxiety, himself - And (guess what?) - He liked it.

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RoyalJellyIII
Jan 24, 2017

Poor spoof of the Hitchcock films.

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janetw11
Feb 17, 2016

This homage to Hitchcock is very funny at times and always likable. One of the best scenes is when Mel Brooks is being pursued by "the birds." A real gem of a film that Hitchcock fans will most probably enjoy.

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