Blazing Saddles went from being pretty edgy social commentary, to out-of-favor politically incorrect, and then around full circle to where it began. Thirty years after the fact, Warner Home Entertainment is releasing a special edition to replace the existing fairly poor edition out there now.
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.
The film will be presented in anamorphic widescreen with a Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack and an audio commentary with Mel Brooks. A documentary following a cast reunion, a featurette on Madeline Kahn, the pilot for the short lived Black Bart television series and deleted scenes.
Streeting on June 29th, the fart jokes will ride again for $19.97.