Blazing Saddles (Blu-ray)

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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!System Requirements:Running Time: 93 MinutesFormat: BLU-RAY DISC


Studio Warner
SKU 202958907
UPC 012569828384
UPC 14 00012569828384
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 1/29/2013
Rating Rating
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  2.40:1
Name Wilder,Gene
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Cast & Crew
Andrew Bergman - Based On Story By
Cleavon Little - Actor
Danford B. Greene - Editor
Dom DeLuise - Actor
Gene Wilder - Actor
Harvey Korman - Actor
John C. Howard - Editor
John Morris - Original Music By
Joseph F. Biroc - Cinematographer
Madeline Kahn - Actor
Mel Brooks - Actor
Mel Brooks - Director
Mel Brooks, et. al. - Screenplay
Michael Hertzberg - Producer
Peter Wooley - Production Designer
Richard Farnsworth - Actor
Slim Pickens - Actor
Nominee (1975) British Academy Awards, Cleavon Little, Best Newcomer,British Academy Awards, Mel Brooks, et. al., Best Screenplay,Oscar, Madeline Kahn, Best Actress in a Supporting Role,Oscar, John Morris, Mel Brooks, Best Music, Original Song,Oscar, John C. Howard, Danford B. Greene, Best Film Editing
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review There are some people who can literally get away with anything -- say anything, do anything -- and people will let them. Other people attempt a mildly dirty joke and bring total silence down on a party. Mel Brooks is not only a member of the first group, he is its lifetime president. At its best, his comedy operates in areas so far removed from taste that (to coin his own expression) it rises below vulgarity..."Blazing Saddles" is like that. It's a crazed grabbag of a movie that does everything to keep us laughing except hit us over the head with a rubber chicken. Mostly, it succeeds. It's an audience picture; it doesn't have a lot of classy polish and its structure is a total mess. But of course! What does that matter while Alex Karris is knocking a horse cold with a right cross to the jaw?
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 10
Review A singular mix of Borscht Belt shtick, good-natured parody, sly social commentary and the silly, "anything goes" humor of the classic Warner Bros. cartoons, Blazing Saddles has its fair share of jokes that fall flat. The timing on some of the gags could also be sharper. At this stage in his filmmaking career, Brooks was still honing and refining his directorial skills; Blazing Saddles was his third film, after The Producers (1968) and The Twelve Chairs (1970)...Yet for most of its running time, Blazing Saddles is hilariously inspired and features terrific performances from its entire cast, most notably the brilliant comedienne Madeline Kahn...Blazing Saddles is one of Mel Brooks' best films, right up there with The Producers and Young Frankenstein (1974). See it unless you're easily offended or humor-impaired.
Reviewer Tim Knight
ReviewRating 9
Product Attributes
Actor Wilder,Gene
Label Warner Home Video
Music Format Blu-ray DVD
Video Format Blu-Ray
At-A-Glance Film Reviews Little and Wilder have impeccable comic timing, delightful chemistry, and some outrageous gags.
Brian Mckay, Mel Brooks' funniest film. Cleavon Little's performance is priceless.
Christopher Null, The finale offers the most daring 15 minutes in cinema history.
John Venable, I can say with full confidence that this is one of the funniest movies ever made.
Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide ...a riotous Western spoof...None of Brooks's later films have topped this one for sheer belly laughs.

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