This is Mel Brook's first film, which I had never heard of until he mentioned it on the Spaceballs DVD commentary. This was a pretty funny movie, thought it seemed a little long and drug a little. Mel has a very small role - the main character is actually Frank Langella, who had nice comedic timing for a vampire. The DVD has absolutely no special features, which is a shame since Mel does such a great job with directory commentaries. I wouldn't really recommend The Twelve Chairs unless you're just interested in seeing Mel's first work, which is the only reason I rented it.