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Blazing Saddles [Blu-ray] [1974]

Release Date:09/05/2006
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (243 out of 244)

    Special Features

    • Additional scenes
    • Scene-specific commentary by Mel Brooks
    • 2 documentaries: Back in the Saddle, Intimate Portrait: Madeline Kahn (excerpt)
    • Black Bart: 1975 pilot episode of the proposed TV series spinoff
    • Theatrical trailer
    • Closed Captioned


    Blazing Saddles
    Vulgar, crude, and occasionally scandalous in its racial humor, this hilarious bad-taste spoof of Westerns, co-written by Richard Pryor, features Cleavon Little as the first black sheriff of a stunned town scheduled for demolition by an encroaching railroad. Little and co-star Gene Wilder have great chemistry, and the delightful supporting cast includes Harvey Korman, Slim Pickens, and Madeline Kahn as a chanteuse modelled on Marlene Dietrich. As in Young Frankenstein (1974), Silent Movie (1976), and High Anxiety (1977), director/writer Mel Brooks gives a burlesque spin to a classic Hollywood movie genre; in his own manic, Borscht Belt way, Brooks was a central player in revising classic genres in light of Seventies values and attitudes, an effort most often associated with such directors as Robert Altman and Peter Bogdanovich . Some of this film's sequences, notably a gaseous bean dinner around a campfire, have become comedy classics. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Cleavon Little
      Cleavon Little - Bart
    • Gene Wilder
      Gene Wilder - Jim, the Waco Kid
    • Slim Pickens
      Slim Pickens - Taggart
    • Harvey Korman
      Harvey Korman - Hedley Lamarr
    • David Huddleston
      David Huddleston - Olson Johnson

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