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Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (Mark Hartley, 2014)

June 5, 2015

The-Apple

Following Not Quite Hollywood, his 2008 documentary about the Australian exploitation cinema of the 1970s and 80s, writer-director Mark Hartley returns to profile more outrageous movies from around the same time. Electric Boogaloo looks at the rise and fall of Cannon Films under the rule of Israeli cousins Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus, who forced their way into the Hollywood game with low budget, sometimes bizarre genre films with an apparent lack of quality control and savvy new ways of getting films financed (going to Cannes with posters promising stars they hadn’t even contacted, yet alone contracted)…

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