Blazing saddles

Mel Brooks, 1926-

DVD - 2004

A hilarious spoof of every western film cliche in which a black man is appointed sheriff of a frontier town.

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Subjects
Genres
Feature films
Comedy films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Published
Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video 2004, c1974.
Edition
30th anniversary special ed., widescreen version
Language
English
Item Description
Videodisc release of the 1974 motion picture.
Special features: scene-specific commentary by Mel Brooks; 2 documentaries: Back in the saddle ; Intimate Portrait, Madeline Kahn (excerpt); Black Bart (1975 pilot episode of the proposed TV series spinoff); additional scenes; theatrical trailer.
Physical Description
1 videodisc (DVD)(93 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Audience
MPAA rating: R.
ISBN
0790757354
Other Authors
Mel Brooks, 1926- (-)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

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 dimwitted 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!

Review by Publisher Summary 2

A spoof of every clichâe in the western film genre, telling the story of an African American sheriff who is sent to clean up a frontier town, with unpredictable results.