Gene Wilder played a crucial role in some of the greatest comedic works to spill from the 1980s. Resting atop my personal list of favorite Gene Wilder films sits Haunted Honeymoon, a classic throwback to classic horror pics with a goofy strand of humor coursing through its cinematic DNA. Sometimes subtle, sometimes in your face, Haunted Honeymoon is always a blast.
Restoration aficionados Kino Lorber just announced plans to give Haunted Honeymoon the affection it has always deserved. The new Blu-ray will feature a full hi-def restoration, and although we don’t have a full list of bonus supplements, Kino Lorber won’t let down. These folks will travel to the end of the earth to gather some of the greatest features we could hope for.
In addition to directing the 1986 cult classic, Gene Wilder also stars alongside Gilda Radner, Dom DeLuise, Jonathan Pryce, Paul L. Smith, Peter Vaughn and Jim Carter.
The Blu-ray will officially be available come September 27th, 2016.
Synopsis: What do you get when you combine three of Hollywood’s most hysterical talents with a creaky old castle and a werewolf legend? An amiable, kinky blend of hijinks and horror that’ll leave you howling with laughter! Gene Wilder (Young Frankenstein), Gilda Radner (Hanky Panky) and Dom DeLuise (Silent Movie) star in this ingenious, amusing horror comedy that’ll put a smile on your face – and keep it there. At the mansion of his great aunt Kate (DeLuise), Larry (Wilder) is undergoing a psychological procedure designed to rid him of his irrational phobias… by frightening them right out of him! But the jolts and frights may turn out to be the least of his problems when Kate names him her sole heir. Suddenly, the entire family seems a little too vigorous in participating in his therapy – leading Larry to believe that one of his jealous kin may be murderous… and that another may be a werewolf. The film’s star Gene Wilder (The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes’ Smarter Brother) co-wrote and directed this hilarious comedy… featuring great performances by Jonathan Pryce (Brazil), Peter Vaughn (Straw Dogs), Paul L. Smith (Midnight Express) and Jim Carter (Downton Abbey).