Blazing Saddles is heading to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray for its 50th birthday

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Mel Brooks’ classic western comedy Blazing Saddles is getting a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release to mark its 50th anniversary. More here.

Mel Brooks’ much-loved and groundbreaking comedy favourite Blazing Saddles is arriving at its 50th birthday this year. And just as with other anniversary films this year such as North By Northwest and A Nightmare On Elm Street, Warner Bros appears to be pulling out the stops for a posh-looking 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray collector’s set.

The film hasn’t been on the 4K disc format before, so it’s enjoying a 4K remaster for a start. The set will always include a Blu-ray disc too, to carry across previous additional features too.

Then, the 50th anniversary set will come in Steelbook casing, and include an envelope with 10 art cards inside. There’s also a double-sided bookmark, a double-sided retro art card, three double-sided behind the scenes cards, whatever a tip-on is and a rigid slipcase too.

Warner Bros hasn’t yet announced a release date, but it has put the set up for pre-order. You can find more information on the release, and order yourself a copy, right here.

The product description, released by Warner Bros, reads as follows…

The classic Western satire is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a brand new 4K restoration and Collector’s Edition featuring the film in 4K UHD and Blu-Ray, a Steelbook with new key art, theatrical poster and other premiums.

Welcome to the Western only Mel Brooks could create. Voted #6 on AFI’s 100 Years…100 Laughs, this comedy classic stars Cleavon Little and Gene Wilder as a sheriff and sharpshooter defending a small town from villains Slim Pickens and Harvey Korman. Featuring a brilliant cast that includes Brooks and an Oscar®-nominated Madeline Kahn and loaded with one-liners, gags and cameos, this breakthrough parody still breaks the rules, breaks stereotypes and breaks wind, all in one sitting. See it again and laugh like it’s the first time!

We’ll update this post with a release date when we get one…

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