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Saul Zaentz, Film Producer, 1921 - 2014

Saul Zaentz

Independent film producer Saul Zaentz passed away on Friday, January 3, 2014, in San Francisco, CA, due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease. He was 92. Zaentz entered the entertainment industry in 1955 as a salesman for Fantasy Records, which he purchased with partners in 1967. A year later, Zaentz made his first fortune by signing […]

PR: "Heavy Traffic" Blu-ray Coming July 16, 2013

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Ralph Bakshi’s Animated Masterpiece Comes to High Definition! HEAVY TRAFFIC Starring Joseph Kaufmann, Beverly Hope Atkinson, Frank DeKova ARRIVES ON BLU-RAY™ FOR THE FIRST TIME IN STORES NATIONWIDE ON JULY 16, 2013 FROM SHOUT! FACTORY Pre-order this collection today! From Ralph Bakshi, the legendary director of Fritz The Cat and The Lord Of The Rings […]

Review: "Wizards" Proves Itself Experimental to a Fault

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Perhaps the most impressive thing about Ralph Bakshi’s Wizards is that it was ever created in the first place. The director once described it as “my homage to Tolkien in the American idiom” and a “fantasy for American kids,” yet ultimately Bakshi’s 1978 take on The Lord of the Rings would represent his best attempt […]

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