Blazing saddles [videorecording] / Warner Bros. Pictures ; a Mel Brooks film ; screenplay by Mel Brooks, Norman Steinberg, Andrew Bergman, Richard Pryor, Alan Uger ; story by Andrew Bergman ; produced by Michael Hertzberg ; directed by Mel Brooks.
Contributor(s): Brooks, Mel | Steinberg, Norman | Bergman, Andrew | Uger, Alan | Pryor, Richard | Hertzberg, Michael | Little, Cleavon | Wilder, Gene | Pickens, Slim | Huddleston, David | Karras, Alex | Hillerman, John | Furth, George | Starrett, Jack | Korman, Harvey | Kahn, Madeline | Morris, John | Laine, Frankie | Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- ) | Warner Home Video (Firm).Material type: Visual materialPublisher: Burbank, Calif. : 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.Subject(s): West (U.S.) -- Ethnic relations -- Drama | African American police -- West (U.S.) -- Drama | Railroad companies -- Drama | Sheriffs -- West (U.S.) -- DramaGenre/Form: Feature films. | Comedy films. | Western films. | Parody films. | Films for the hearing impaired.DDC classification: 791.43/72
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DVD; Region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround, Dolby Digital mono (Español); widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 2.40:1.
In English, Français, or Español with optional subtitles in English, Français, or Español; closed-captioned.
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).
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.
Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1974.
MPAA rating: Rated R.
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. Is every clichéd element from every Western ever made, turned upside down and inside out, but featuring 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.
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.
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.).