Blazing Saddles

Blazing Saddles

Mel Brooks
 Cast: Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks
, Cleavon Little
Cleavon Little
, Gene Wilder
Gene Wilder
, Slim Pickens
Slim Pickens

DVD (Wide Screen Special Edition)

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Overview

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

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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