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Blazing Saddles [Blu-ray] [40th Anniversary]

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  • Blu-ray
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • 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.
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  • Credits
    Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Jerry Silberman, Gerald Silberman, Madeline Kahn, Harvey Korman, Mel Brooks, Melvin Kaminsky, Slim Pickens, Burton Gilliam, Alex Karras
  • Critic Reviews
    "...Brooks' success left an unmistakable scent on movies from AIRPLANE! To AMERICAN PIE..."
    Entertainment Weekly

    "[I]t's still unfailingly hilarious, and it's practically overflowing with real heart and warmth..."
    Premiere

    "In a hilarious assault on good taste, BLAZING SADDLES stars Cleavon Little as an unlikely sheriff and Gene Wilder as the wacko Waco Kid..."
    Widescreen Review

    "...This cowboy-tweaking smash was great in its day..."
    USA Today

    "Gene Wilder is ingenuous..."
    Sight and Sound

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