Original theatrical prints for BLAZING SADDLES did open first with the Bass W, followed by the flaming WB shield.
Absurdly, the Blu-Ray replaces the Bass W with the modern Burbank-spin-to-shield logo, and *still* goes to the burning shield afterward. Why not just start with the burning shield at that point?
I agree. I first saw the film in the old Warner Home Video pan-and-scan laserdisc because, for no good reason at all, there was no widescreen version until DVD. And boy oh boy, did the print they used for that transfer looked like it had been dragged across the lone prairie. But the Saul Bass W wasn't there and it did just start with the burning shield. It should be there because the burning of the shield is a symbol of how casually Hollywood discards the past sometimes.