Thursday, Mar. 19th at Fred Kavli Theatre at The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. Tickets are $304.00 (VIP Meet and Greet), $99.00, $79.00, $59.00.
“Blazing Samurai”, an Animated Homage to “Blazing Saddles” with Talking Animals, Set For 2017 Summer Release
(via The Hollywood Reporter)
Mel Brooks is not only on board for this movie, but he also is part of the voice cast.
August 2017 is the target date for Blazing Samurai, a movie sounds as unbelievable as Blazing Saddles, its source of inspiration, did when it was first being conceived.
Lion King director Rob Minkoff has brought on the likes of Michael Cera, Samuel L. Jackson, George Takei, Gabriel Iglesias, and more as well as the aforementioned Brooks for a movie that seemingly takes the plot of Blazing Saddles, makes all the characters anthropomorphic animals, and sets it in feudal Japan. Like we said, it sounds pretty out there, but so was the meta, absurd comedy of Brooks all those decades ago.
Brooks being heavily involved is definitely more reassuring that this might be a highlight of 2017 summer fare.
Blazing Saddles Gets a 40th Anniversary Edition on Blu-ray
Mel Brooks’ Blazing Saddles is, without question, one of the funniest movies of all time. That’s why the release of a special 40th Anniversary Edition on Blu-ray should also go without question.
Just released yesterday by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, not only will you get the classic film, but plenty of bonus content including the Black Bart TV pilot inspired by the movie, commentary by the legendary Mel Brooks, 10 collectable quotable cards, and more.
We’d say this is something that you would do better to have your own copy of rather than watch via Netflix, etc. So, pick up your copy here.
Warner Bros. Releasing Big Collector’s Box Set of Their Comedies Over
Warner Bros. is delving into their vast archives to put together a nice, big DVD collection spanning almost 8 decades of comedy on film from The Philadelphia Story (1940) to Blazing Saddles (1974) to National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983) to The Hangover (2009) and so much more in between. The Best of Warner Bros. 20 Film Collection Comedy has 20 films, which you can get order now for $68.99 at Warner Bros before it’s release on July 2nd.
It’ll be a great way to catch up on your comedy film history/kill this upcoming long weekend for the 4th of July.