The Producers, Mel Brooks time-honored comedy classic comes to DVD as a special edition. The main supplement, a 63-minute documentary put together by Laurent Bouzereau, is the high point of the bonus materials. Brooks, Gene Wilder, Lee Meredith, and assorted crew members reminisce about the making of the film, including some behind-the-scene photos and brief talk about the enormously successful musical on Broadway. The remaining extras don't hold up as well, but are certainly welcome. Also included is one deleted scene that is only mildly amusing, the original short statement from Peter Sellers about his love of this film (read by Paul Mazursky), and some productions photos and design art. Rounding things out are trailers for this film and some other MGM titles such as The Princess Bride. If it wasn't for the wonderful documentary, this disc would be fairly weak. Where it also excels, though, is the image. Presented on the same side of the disc in anamorphic 1.85:1 widescreen and full-frame, it is a pleasure to watch. Granted, some deficiencies show, but there is no question this film has never looked so good on home video. Colors are well represented while the darker shots stand up nicely. The sound, which uses either a new 5.1 track, or the original mono version, is good enough for this kind of film. It's questionable that a 5.1 track was even necessary for such a film, but it does have a slight vibrancy that the mono track lacks. While there are certainly pluses with this special edition, it's really the film that stands on it's own, making the movie itself far more valuable than the DVD content.