Blazing saddles [videorecording] /
by Brooks, Mel; Steinberg, Norman; Bergman, Andrew; Uger, Alan; Pryor, Richard; Hertzberg, Michael; Little, Cleavon; Wilder, Gene; Pickens, Slim; Huddleston, David; Dunn, Liam; Karras, Alex; Hillerman, John; Furth, George; Starrett, Jack; Korman, Harvey; Kahn, Madeline; Arthur, Carol; McGregor, Charles; Hilton, Robyn; Collier, Richard; Megowan, Don; Lukas, Karl; DeLuise, Dom; Biroc, Joseph; Morris, John; Howard, John C; Greene, Danford B; Laine, Frankie; Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- ); Warner Home Video (Firm).Material type: Visual materialPublisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Bros. Pictures : Distributed by Warner Home Video, Edition: 30th anniversary special ed.Description: 1 videodisc (93 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 0790757354; 9780790757353.Language note: Dialogue in English with optional soundtracks in French and Spanish and optional subtitles in English, French and Spanish; closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired.Title notes: $19.99 (g) 3/7/2016 (cw)Other title: Title on disc label and container: Mel Brooks' Blazing saddles.Uniform titles: Blazing saddles (Motion picture).Subject(s): DVD-Video discs | West (U.S.) -- Ethnic relations -- Drama | Railroad companies -- Drama | Sheriffs -- West (U.S.) -- Drama | United States, West | Parody films | Feature films -- United States | Comedy films | Drama | Feature films | Video recordings for the hearing impaired | Western films | Feature films | Comedy films | Western films | Video recordings for the hearing impaired | Parody films | Feature films | Comedy films | Western films | Comedy -- Feature | Western -- Feature | Parody -- Feature
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
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
$19.99 (g) 3/7/2016 (cw)
DVD, region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround (English), Dolby Digital mono (Spanish); widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 2.40:1; dual layer.
Dialogue in English with optional soundtracks in French and Spanish and optional subtitles in English, French and Spanish; closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired.
Cleavon Little (Bart), Gene Wilder (Jim), Slim Pickens (Taggart), David Huddleston (Olson Johnson), Liam Dunn (Rev. Johnson), Alex Karras (Mongo), John Hillerman (Howard Johnson), George Furth (Van Johnson), Claude Ennis Starrett Jr. (Gabby Johnson), Mel Brooks (Governor Lepetomane), Harvey Korman (Hedley Lamarr), Madeline Kahn (Lili Von Shtupp), Carol Arthur, Charles McGregor, Robyn Hilton, Richard Collier, Don Megowan, Karl Lucas, Dom DeLuise.
Director of photography, Joseph Biroc ; film editors, John C. Howard, Danford Greene ; choreography by Alan Johnson ; music composed and conducted by John Morris ; original songs "I'm Tired", "The French Mistake" and "The Ballad of Rock Ridge" music and lyrics by Mel Brooks, "Blazing Saddles" music by John Morris, lyrics by Mel Brooks, sung by Frankie Laine ; production designer, Peter Wooley ; choreography by Alan Johnson.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1974.
Never give a saga an even break! Blazing Saddles is an iconoclastic, not-politically-correct parody; one of the 1970s most successful and popular films. Every clichéd element from every Western ever made is turned upside down and inside out, while retaining all the familiar caricatures--eh, characters--of the genre: a dance-hall girl, a gunslinger, a sheriff, and a town full of pure folk. Mel Brooks redefined film comedy and proved that even sophomoric, scatological humor could be used to ridicule prejudice, injustice, and apathy.
MPAA rating: Rated R.
Special features: Commentary by Mel Brooks; Back in the saddle (29 min.); Intimate Portrait: Madeline Kahn (4 min.); TV pilot Black Bart (25 min.); Additional scenes (10 min.); Theatrical trailer (2 min.).
Credits -- Workin' on the rail road -- Quicksand -- Hedley Lamarr -- Church meeting -- Governor -- New sheriff -- Rock Ridge welcome -- Message to the Governor -- Waco Kid -- Beanfest -- Mongo goes boom! -- Where's Froggy? -- Lili Von Shtupp -- I'm tired -- Wet sauerkraut in her hands -- Snoopin' around -- Equal opportunity employer -- "Where are all the white women at?" -- Fake Rock Ridge -- Do the voodoo you do -- Exact change -- Showtime? -- "I work for Mel Brooks!" -- Happy ending -- End Credits.