Politically incorrect and relentlessly funny, Mel Brooks's take on Hollywood Westerns follows the tortured trail of freed slave Bart, who's elected sheriff of the racist town of Rock Ridge. He must foil a land-grabbing governor (Brooks) with help from a washed-up, pot-smoking gunslinger (Gene Wilder).
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- Mel Brooks
- DVD, Blu-ray and streaming
- Top 100 Laughs
- 1975 Academy Award®
- Best Film Editing nominee
- Best Supporting Actress nominee: Madeline Kahn
- Best Music Song nominee
RRestricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1Subtitles
English, French, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital MonoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.40:1Subtitles
English, English SDH, French, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French-Canadian: Dolby Digital Mono, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital MonoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; deleted scenes; audio commentary; behind-the-scenes featurette; cast and crew interviews; pilot episode of "Black Bart"; trailer.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Blazing Saddles is a classic spoofy comedy with bawdy language, sexual innuendo, and a send up of racism that younger viewers may not be able to understand and therefore misinterpret. Drinking and prostitution are also lampooned. There are some laughs at the expense of flamboyant characters who are meant to be thought of as gay.
- Sexual Content
- Some sexual innuendo. Cleavage.
- Mostly cartoon-ish slapstick violence. Rape jokes.
- Plenty of swearing, repeated racial slurs made in jest.
- Social Behavior
- Not applicable
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Cigar smoking, heavy drinking
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it