(March 31, 2004 – Burbank, CA) – On June 29, Warner Home Video (WHV) will commemorate the three-decade birthday of the great comedy classic, “Blazing Saddles,” by releasing a new 30th Anniversary Special Edition DVD featuring additional scenes and 5.1 audio. The unforgettable Mel Brooks comedy, Warner Bros.’ most successful ever, is listed as #6 on American Film Institute’s (AFI) list of the best comedies of all time – “AFI’s 100 Years … 100 Laughs.” Also on June 29, WHV will debut a second Mel Brooks film on DVD, “Dracula: Dead and Loving It.” The new “Blazing Saddles” DVD will also include Brooks’ commentary, a Madeline Kahn featurette, cast reunion documentary, and will feature “Black Bart,” the 1975 television pilot inspired by the movie. Both titles will be available for $19.97 SRP/ $14.95 MAP. With operations in 89 international territories Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video’s film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Entertainment.
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