Blazing Saddles

Wilder, Gene

SKU: 012569828384

UPC 012569828384
Release Date 2006-09-05
Studio Warner Home Video
Discs 1
Length 93
Format Color
MPAA Rating R (MPAA)
Synopsis A madcap spoof of the classic Hollywood Western, BLAZING SADDLES is also one of the most gleefully anti-P.C. films ever produced by a major studio. When the sheriff of a small frontier town is killed, convict Bart (Cleavon Little) is appointed the first black sheriff of all-white Rock Ridge by the evil Hedley Lamarr (Harvey Korman), who hopes this will chase the townspeople from their homes. The naive Sheriff Bart soon catches on, realizing from the less than cheery welcome that the townspeople (who all seem to be named Johnson) aren't prepared for a black sheriff and that he was never meant to succeed at all. Enlisting the help of the sensitive town drunk (Gene Wilder), formerly the Waco Kid, Bart embarks on a plan to save Rock Ridge. A scathing spoof that deals with racism, sexism, and bodily functions, BLAZING SADDLES offers a contrast between picture and words that is shocking, subversive, and hilarious. Director Mel Brooks makes two memorable appearances--as both the sleazy governor and a Yiddish-speaking Sioux Indian chief--while Madeline Kahn does a sidesplitting Marlene Dietrich imitation as the town floozy. Featuring fabulous comic turns by Alex Karras and Slim Pickens, BLAZING SADDLES is raunchy, lovable, and uproarious.Theatrical release: February 7, 1974 BLAZING SADDLES is number 6 on the American Film Institute's list of America's 100 Funniest Movies. Richard Pryor, one of the screenwriters of the film, went on to become one of the most famous African-American comic actors of the silver screen. The film was not released until 9 months after the production was completed. It was originally set to run 125 minutes but was trimmed to 93 minutes before it was released in theatres.It's not Hedy. It's Hedley. Hedley Lamarr--Hedley Lamarr (Harvey Korman) What the hell are you worried about? This is 1874. You'll be able to sue her.--Governor Lepetomane (Mel Brooks) My name is Jim. But most people call me...Jim.--Jim (Gene Wilder) to Sheriff Bart (Cleavon Little) Yeah, but I shoot with this hand.--Jim If you shoot him, you'll just make him mad.--Jim to Sheriff Bart, about Mongo (Alex Karras) Excuse me while I whip this out.--Sheriff Bart I got it! I know how we can run everybody out of Rock Ridge...We'll kill the firstborn male child of every household.--Taggart (Slim Pickens) Too Jewish.--Lamarr Badges? We don't need no stinkin' badges!--Mexican bandit You'd do it for Randolph Scott.--Sheriff Bart Randolph Scott!--the townspeople I didn't get a 'harrumph' out of that guy!--Governor Lepetomane Give the governor a 'harrumph!'--Lamarr Harrumph!--Reporter You watch your ass.--Governor Can't you see that's the last act of a desperate man?--Sheriff Bart We don't care if it's the first act of HENRY V, we're leaving!--villager...This cowboy-tweaking smash was great in its day......Brooks' success left an unmistakable scent on movies from AIRPLANE! To AMERICAN PIE...[I]t's still unfailingly hilarious, and it's practically overflowing with real heart and warmth...Gene Wilder is ingenuous...In a hilarious assault on good taste, BLAZING SADDLES stars Cleavon Little as an unlikely sheriff and Gene Wilder as the wacko Waco Kid...
Cast Alan Johnson (Choreographer)
Alex Karras (Star)
Slim Pickens (Star)
Gene Wilder (Star)
Mel Brooks (Star)
John Morris (Composer)
Peter Wooley (Production Designer)
Mel Brooks (Director)
Alan Unger (Screenwriter)
Andrew Bergman (Screenwriter)
Madeline Kahn (Star)
Mel Brooks (Screenwriter)
Vittorio Nino Novarese (Costume Designer)
Danford B. Greene (Editor)
Burton Gilliam (Star)
Harvey Korman (Star)
Cleavon Little (Star)
John C. Howard (Editor)
Michael Hertzberg (Producer)
Joseph Biroc (Director of Photography)
Norman Steinberg (Screenwriter)
Richard Pryor (Screenwriter)
Sounds/Subtitles Blazing Saddles The railroad's got to run through the town of Rock Ridge. How do you drive out the townfolk in order to steal their land? Send in the toughest gang you've got...and name a new sheriff who'll last about 24 hours. But that's not really the plot of Blazing Saddles, just the pretext. Once Mel Brooks' lunatic film - many call it his best - gets started, logic is lost in a blizzard of gags, jokes, quips, puns, howlers, growlers and outrageous assaults upon good taste or any taste at all. Cleavon Little as the new lawman, Gene Wilder as the wacko Waco Kid, Brooks himself as a dim-witted politico and Madeline Kahn in her Marlene Dietrich send-up that earned an Academy Award nomination all give this sagebrush saga their lunatic best. And when Blazing Saddles can't contain itself at the finale, it just proves the Old West will never be the same! Source: Warner Home Video
Language English
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Keep Case Package Note: Blue BD Case Widescreen - 2.39 Audio: Dolby Digital Surround Sound 5.1 - English, French (Quebec) Mono 1.0 - Spanish (Castilian) Subtitles - English SDH, English, French, Spanish - Optional Additional Release Material: Audio Commentary: Mel Brooks - Director Trailers: Theatrical Trailer Featurette: 1. Additional Scenes 2. 'Black Bart' - 1975 Pilot Episode of the Proposed TV Series Spinoff 3. Back in the Saddle - Documentary 4. Intimate Portrait: Madeline Kahn - Excerpt - Documentary
Language English
Weight 0.18000
Height 0.50000
Width 5.25000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Comedy
Attribute Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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