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 Posted:   Feb 4, 2014 - 5:52 AM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced the 40th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray release of Mel Brooks' Blazing Saddles, which stars Cleavon Little, Harvey Korman, Madeline Kahn, Gene Wilder and Brooks himself. The new Blu-ray release of the classic comedy arrives with new, exclusive special features on May 6th.

Blazing Saddles, one of Warner Bros.' most successful ever, is listed as #6 on the American Film Institute's (AFI) list of the best comedies of all time. First released in 1974, the movie grossed nearly $120 million at the domestic box office and has sold more than 4.6 million Blu-rays and DVDs. The Western film genre spoof is one of Brooks' most commercially successful films, along with Young Frankenstein, also released that same year.

Tech specs have yet to be detailed. Special features and bonus content includes:

•NEW - Blaze of Glory: Mel Brooks' Wild, Wild West - Brooks reflects on his own movie-making chutzpah, Blazing Saddles' lasting cultural impact on audiences of all generations, and alongside co-stars Gene Wilder and Madeline Kahn, proves why his film is one of the funniest and most outrageous film ever made.
•10 Exclusive Art Cards with funny quotes and images from the film
•Audio Commentary with Mel Brooks
•Back in the Saddle: cast reunion documentary
•Black Bart: 1975 television pilot inspired by the movie
•Deleted Scenes
•Theatrical Trailer


http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=13156

 
 Posted:   Feb 6, 2014 - 10:13 AM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

That's always frustrating when some of us already have the original Blu-ray. It's like the big 5 1/2 hour "Pride & Prejudice," which has had a series of upgrades, leaving me with THREE versions of it on DVD and now the dilemma of wanting to buy it again on Blu-ray just for the added special features. "Blazing Saddles" was such an hysterically funny movie, and probably my favorite from Mel Brooks!

 
 Posted:   Feb 6, 2014 - 10:16 AM   
 By:   mstrox   (Member)

I have upgraded this movie so many times, (at least once on DVD, and once already to Blu-Ray) and I'm not sure one featurette will make it worth upgrading again - no matter how much I love Mel Brooks. If there is a significant upgrade in video transfer (which I doubt, given the age of the film and the quality of the prior release) I might consider it, but otherwise I'm happy stopping where I am.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 6, 2014 - 12:39 PM   
 By:   tarasis   (Member)

Having only got a BDP I will be all over it if they release it in Germany (or if the US disk is region free).

I've never seen the extra features so I'm very interested to see them.

 
 Posted:   Feb 6, 2014 - 12:54 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Plus many of us also bought it on VHS way back in the Dark Ages!

 
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