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Blazing Saddles (1974)

NOTE: This commentary is on both the original DVD release as well as the newer "30th Anniversary Special Edition" DVD. Nike Air Max | Nike Blazer | Tn Requin

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Director/co-writer Mel Brooks ("audio interview", 55 minutes) Rating:4.6/10 (18 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by Jarkko G. on September 9th, 2005:Find all reviews by Jarkko G.
55 minutes of audio essay.
This is not an commentary and it isn't scene specific.
It is how ever very informative.
Reviewed by psychedelic on March 26th, 2006:Find all reviews by psychedelic
True, it's only an hour long, but it IS informative and Mel is ingratiating, kind, and funny. I'd rather have a solid quailty hour than one with loooooong pauses I try to skip through.
Reviewed by twosheds on October 1st, 2007:Find all reviews by twosheds
Brooks seems extremely depressed and low-energy in this unlistenable commentary, as if someone were putting a gun to his head.
Reviewed by badge on March 22nd, 2010:Find all reviews by badge
Being the kind of person who likes to listen to audio commentaries without watching the movie, this hour with Brooks is an enjoyable exploration of his breakout hit. Having the freedom to talk non-stop about 'anything' without being nailed to specific events happening onscreen, the amiable Brooks gives a lively, informative breakdown of how the movie came to be and was written, cast, and filmed (it was originally going to be called TEX X and star Richard Pryor and real-life alcoholic Gig Young!), its reception by the studio, critics, and the public. Chock full of all kinds of incidental details, this is the just the kind of thing you might get out of an hour of lunch with Brooks after asking him "Tell me about BLAZING SADDLES, Mel".
Reviewed by Magneat-o on January 2nd, 2018:Find all reviews by Magneat-o
This is more like a restrospective of Mel Brooks life and work than specific to Blazing Saddles. He talks about it at least half the time though. Unfortunately he only talks until halfway through the film too. Hence the low score.
Reviewed by musíl65 on September 19th, 2022:Find all reviews by musíl65
Brooks talks only 55 minutes. He talks about his career up to this point, his concept, the actors, the script, the discussions with Warner, the gags and the legacy of this movie. This movie couldn’t make today.

He is a very good speaker. It’s a joy listening to him. Great und interesting track. 10 out of 10.