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Blazing Samurai Movie Review, Release Date, and Story

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Anyone old enough to remember Mel Brooks’ 1974 Western comedy film Blazing Saddles should be excited for Blazing Samurai. The upcoming CGI movie is a remake of the original film, and instead of all the humans, cats and dogs play all the roles.

Blazing Samurai Movie Story – Plot Details Explained

As we mentioned, the movie is inspired by a western comedy film. The story will be identical but the cast is all made of cute cats and dogs. The main character is called Hank. Hank is a dog who wants to be a samurai warrior. To do so he ends up in a strange village full of cats. The village is ruled by an evil warlord named Ika Chu, who sends Hank to another village to become the samurai of there.

Hank arrives at the Kakamucho village where he meets Jimbo. Jimbo used to be a great cat samurai warrior and helps Hank to become one too. During the course of the film, Hank and Jimbo being a cat and dog, decide to save the village from the evil intentions of Ika Chu. Hence Hank becomes a samurai warrior he always dreamed of.

Blazing Samurai Movie Cast Members – Who Are the Voiceover Artists?

Despite being an animation film, Blazing Samurai features a set of celebrities voicing the characters. The main character, Hank, is voiced by none other than Michael Cera himself.

The legendary Samuel L. Jackson is also in the film. He is the voice actor voicing Jimbo who helps Hank become a true samurai. Moreover, Ika Chu is voiced by Ricky Gervais. The rest of the voice artists are as follows:

  • Heavenly Joy Jerkins as Emiko,
  • Djimon Hounsou as Sumo,
  • George Takei as Ohga,
  • Gabriel Iglesias as Chuck,
  • Michelle Yeoh as Yuki,
  • Aasif Mandvi as Ichiro,
  • Sandra Tsing Loh as Little Mam,
  • Mel B as The Giraffe,
  • Randy Orton as Teddy.

Mel Brooks who directed the original Blazing Saddles, also voices the Shogun. In addition to that, Chris Bailey is directing the film with Yair Landau, Rob Minkoff, and Susan Purcell being the producers.

Blazing Samurai Release Date – When Can We Expect to See the Film in Theaters?

Blazing Samurai has had a rough production. It’s been years since the remake was planned but each year a problem occurred. The movie was scheduled to release in 2017 but since then it’s been delayed multiple times. Finally, in November 2019 it was announced that the film will release sometime in 2021. As you can see there is no solid release date but hopefully we’ll get that as well in the near future.

Blazing Samurai (2021) Movie Review

The comedy film is not out and we can’t judge it yet. But looking at the promise of the film, as well as featuring some of the best talents in Hollywood, we bet it’s gonna be awesome. The original western film is currently holding a 7.7 score out of 10 based on around 150,000 user votes in IMDB.

Blazing Samurai Official Trailer

Unfortunately, we don’t have a proper official trailer of the movie yet. Hopefully, we’ll get our first glimpse of the film by the end of the year or early next year.

Blazing Samurai Free Download – Where to Stream the Film Online?

We’ll update the post when the film is released and download links are available. In the meantime, you can check out our front page to find other newly released movies to enjoy.

Where to Rent Blazing Samurai (2021)?

We’re still far away from the release date and for this reason, there’s no information about the rental process. Our guess is the film will be available on popular renting and streaming services after hitting the theaters. But as of now, there’s no clear information on this.

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