As an homage to the 80’s classic action films in the form of a slapstick superhero adventure, LAZER TEAM takes the familiar “aliens invading earth” story and turns it into a laughable comedy filled with plenty of gags and spoofs with an overarching message about stepping up to be a hero even when you’re probably not strong, smart, or talented enough to win. Directed by Matt Hullum and written by Burnie Burns, Chris Demarais, Joshua Flanagan, and Matt Hullum, LAZER TEAM stars Burnie Burns (“The Amazing Race,” “Red vs. Blue,”), Gavin Free (“The Slow Mo Guys”), Michael Jones (“RWBY”), Colton Dunn (“Superstore,” “Key and Peele,”), Allie DeBerry (“A.N.T. Farm”), and features Alan Ritchson (“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”).
Anchor Bay Entertainment announced that the successful sci-fi action comedy Lazer Team will be released on DVD August 2, 2016. From the creators of the highly popular award-winning animated web series “Red vs. Blue,” the film marks the feature film debut for pioneering entertainment company Rooster Teeth, whose YouTube network boasts more than 25 million subscribers. As one of the biggest crowd-funded films in history with donations of over $2.4 million in 30 days, Lazer Team is an enjoyably fun slapstick superhero adventure.
Directed by Matt Hullum and written by Burnie Burns, Chris Demarais, Joshua Flanagan, and Matt Hullum, Lazer Team stars Burnie Burns (“The Amazing Race,” “Red vs. Blue,”), Gavin Free (“The Slow Mo Guys”), Michael Jones (“RWBY”), Colton Dunn (“Superstore,” “Key and Peele,”), Allie DeBerry (“A.N.T. Farm”), and features Alan Ritchson (“Blue Mountain State,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”).
“Lazer Team may just prove to be 2016’s most entertaining superhero movie.”
– The Village Voice
_”High-energy, quick-witted homage to the best in 1980s matinee movies”
“Energetic cast and some unique sci-fi ideas make it a fun little movie…”
– Entertainment Weekly
When four small-town losers stumble across an alien crash site containing an incredible battle suit, they soon find themselves responsible for the fate of the entire planet. With this new alien equipment genetically bound to them, and the government hot on their heels, the foursome have no choice but to work together as one to save humanity. All they have to do is learn to use a strange alien device meant for only one person, train for a battle against an omnipotent enemy, and not kill each other in the process. They may not be strong, smart, or talented… but they’re Lazer Team.
The film made its debut at Fantastic Fest in September 2015 followed by a run at Toronto After Dark. It was released theatrically on January 27, 2016 before becoming available on SVOD as a launch title for YouTube Red on February 10, 2016.
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