Blazing Saddles

Blazing Saddles

DVD (Wide Screen Special Edition)

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One of the funniest films of all time, Blazing Saddles, is awarded an excellent 30th anniversary DVD release by Warner Bros., a company that has often shown great care to the important titles in its vault. The film itself is presented in a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio. The English soundtrack has been remastered in Dolby Digital 5.1, which makes it seem like one is hearing the infamous farting scene for the very first time. There is a healthy amount of quality extra materials, including a commentary by director Mel Brooks. Although it seems as if he was simply recorded while talking about the film (he never once refers to what is happening onscreen, and the commentary ends only an hour into the film), he recollections are amusing and enlightening. He discusses in detail how the various behind-the-scenes people as well as the cast came together. The other five-star nugget included on this disc is the pilot for the television spin-off Black Bart. Starring Louis Gossett Jr., the show is as amazingly unfunny as the movie is uproarious, but one may be struck by the crudity of the comedy that would have been telecast in the mid-'70s. A making-of documentary and a section from a special on the late great Madeline Kahn help make this DVD a must-own for comedy enthusiasts.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/29/2004
UPC: 0085391895923
Original Release: 1974
Rating: R
Source: Warner Home Video
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:33:00
Sales rank: 335

Special Features

All-new 30th anniversary digital transfer; Soundtrack remastered in Dolby Digital 5.1; Scene specific commentary by Mel Brooks; Documentaries: "Back in the Saddle" and "Intimate Portrait: Madeline Kahn" (excerpt); Black Bart: 1975 pilot episode of the proposed TV series spin-off; Additional scenes; Theatrical trailer; Languages: English & Español; Subtitles: English, Français, & Español

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Cleavon Little Bart
Gene Wilder Jim, the Waco Kid
Slim Pickens Taggart
Harvey Korman Hedley Lamarr
David Huddleston Olson Johnson
Mel Brooks Governor Lepetomane,Indian Chief
Alex Karras Mongo
Madeline Kahn Lili Von Shtupp
Burton Gilliam Lyle
Carol Arthur Harriett Johnson
Richard Collier Dr. Sam Johnson
Charles McGregor Charlie
Robyn Hilton Miss Stein
Dom DeLuise Buddy Bizarre
Don Megowan Gum-chewer
Liam Dunn Reverend Johnson
John Hillerman Howard Johnson
George Furth Van Johnson
Claude Ennis Starrett Gabby Johnson
Darrell Sandeen Actor

Technical Credits
Mel Brooks Director,Songwriter,Screenwriter
Andrew Bergman Original Story,Screenwriter
Joseph Biroc Cinematographer
Gene S. Cantamessa Sound/Sound Designer
Thomas Dawson Costumes/Costume Designer
Danford B. Greene Editor
Michael Hertzberg Producer
Morrie Hoffman Set Decoration/Design
Andrew Horvitch Editor
John C. Howard Editor
Alan Johnson Choreography
Terry Miles Makeup
John Morris Score Composer,Songwriter
Vittorio Nino Novarese Costumes/Costume Designer
C. Timothy O'Meara Editor
Richard Pryor Screenwriter
Norman Steinberg Screenwriter
Alan Uger Asst. Director,Screenwriter
Peter W. Wooley Producer,Production Designer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Credits [2:16]
2. Workin' on the Railroad [3:41]
3. Quicksand [2:50]
4. Hedley Lamaar [4:18]
5. Church Meeting [5:14]
6. The Governor [3:21]
7. New Sheriff [3:29]
8. Rock Ridge Welcome [5:06]
9. Message to the Governor [1:38]
10. The Waco Kid [8:51]
11. Beanfest [2:10]
12. Mongo Goes Boom [5:23]
13. Where's Froggy? [1:36]
14. Lili Von Shtupp [2:43]
15. I'm Tired [5:34]
16. Wet Sauerkraut in Her Hands [3:02]
17. Snoopin' Around [5:47]
18. Equal Opportunity Employer [4:41]
19. "Where are all the White Women At?" [1:35]
20. Fake Rock Ridge [3:53]
21. Do the Voodoo You do [2:06]
22. Exact Change [1:09]
23. Showtime? [2:47]
24. "I Work for Mel Brooks" [4:14]
25. Happy Ending [4:34]
26. End Credits [:37]

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Blazing Saddles 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's hard to choose, but I'd probably favorite this over Young Frankenstein only because the comedy is more edgy.  But maybe not.  Ah, it's a tie.  A great classic comedy and must have for any comedy collection.
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LOVEZ2LAUGH More than 1 year ago
Mel Brooks does it again ! If you like comedy, i suggest this movie. Full of laughs. I am a fan of Mel Brooks, if you like comedy, this is an excellent choice !
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is Mel Brooks at his best! This movie is required viewing in our home & if you haven't seen it you've been deprived of the genius of Mel Brooks!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Truly the funniest piece of movie satire ever filmed. I saw the original in the theater, and wondered how they got away with it. It takes every racial, ethnic, and movie stereotype and turns it one it's head. Remember that Mel and Richard Pryor wrote this together. Every scene is a loving work of art. They look like they enjoyed going to work on the film studio lot every day. See this if all you know of Harvey Korman is the Carol Burnett show, and also for cowboy movie star Slim Pickens. Remember this was released in the 1970's, after the freedom of the 60's and the Vietnam/Watergate legacy where Americans stopped trusting their government to tell them the truth. With today's audience testing, no one could ever make this kind of movie.Howard Stern gets FCC fines for stuff less provactive than this film. Own it, and just a few minutes will lift your spirits.
Guest More than 1 year ago
very good
Guest More than 1 year ago
Absolutely hysterical!! It does go a bit far in it's ethnic-epithet humor, so if you're easily agitated, don't watch it. (And remember, as the gentleman above wrote, Mel Brooks co-authored this with Richard Pryor.) If you're looking for something to make you scream with laughter, this is it!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is one of mel Brooks' and gene Wilder's best movies. It's strate out hilarious and is extremely entertaining.
Guest More than 1 year ago
hilarious and quite possibly one of the new'classics' looks like the stars had fun with this one
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie, in my opinion, is the funniest movie ever made. Mel Brooks is a genius. I liked it because it included all kinds of themes during that time period, and it parodized them well. Blazing Saddles is a bit vulgar and filled with racist content, but it isn't directed towards any one group. Its witty humor and hilarious themes are the best thing about this movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This and Young Frankenstein are Mel's best. This is laugh-out-loud funny from beginning to end.
peto More than 1 year ago
Can there there be more than 5 stars? I remember seeing this when it first opened and you couldn't hear half of the dialogue because the audience was laughing so much. It is still funny and every time I watch it I crack up laughing and even catch something I hadn't see before. Madeline Kahn is priceless and brilliant ("It's twue, it's twue!") and the asides are wonderful. It falls apart toward the end and looks like Brooks couldn't get a hook on how to end it but who cares. I just hope he doesn't ruin this one too by turning it into a Broadway musical. Mel! Leave your movies as movies, please!
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