One of the greatest comedies of all time is getting the Blu-ray release it deserves: Blazing Saddles: 40th Anniversary Edition hits stores tomorrow. With an all-new featurette on the making of the film, several other extras and a gorgeous visual presentation, it’s easily one of the year’s must-have discs. Not only has Mel Brooks’ comedy in the film stood the test of time, but the film’s message about race and acceptance (often criticized when Blazing Saddles was released) now cements the film as one of cinema’s most groundbreaking.
So we’re stoked to premiere this exclusive bonus features clip from the Blazing Saddles: 40th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray. The legendary Mel Brooks talks us through the infamous eating-beans-around-the-campfire scene that has become one of the film’s most iconic moments. Brooks explains how he decided to take the farts from all the Westerns that should have included them during their campfire scenes and decided to use them. Check it out; he tells the story better than we can:
Blazing Saddles: 40th Anniversary Edition arrives on Blu-ray May 6.