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Blu-ray Release: Blazing Saddles 40th Anniversary

12 February 2014 12:36 PM, PST | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Blu-ray Release Date: May 6, 2014

Price: Blu-ray $24.98

Studio: Warner Home Video

One of Mel Brooks’ (History of the World: Part 1) best comedies, Blazing Saddles has a new featurette and collectibles on this 40th Anniversary Blu-ray.

The 1974 movie has Brooks’ signature crazy laughs and Brooks himself as a dimwitted politico.

The film tells the story of a black sheriff (Cleavon Little, TV’s True Colors), who’s appointed by a corrupt political boss to ruin a western town. But, with a little help from friends like Gene Wilder (Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory), Sheriff Bart turns into a formidable adversary.

Another Brooks’ movie regular, Madeline Kahn (Nixon) also stars in Blazing Saddles, as a Marlene Dietrick-style chanteuse, and she was nominated for the Supporting Actress Academy Award for her performance.

The film also was nominated for Best Editing and Best Original Song “Blazing Saddles,” but alas didn’t win for any of them. »

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