electric-boogaloo

The eighties wasn’t all about John Hughes and Steven Spielberg films. They were also about films,if you remember correctly, you loved as a kid, but kind of shutter when you rewatch it today. Films like Bloodsport, Breaking 2,  He-Man, Ninja 3, Terror Night and Hell Hole. These schlock classics were distributed by Cannon Films and the men behind the company were Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus and they were the Weinstein’ s of the time. If you had a semi decent script with a C listed, up and coming, non English speaking actor, for the lead…they made it happen. They were men with money, ambition, but no creativity, but I’ll be damned if they didn’t create a few careers in the 80’s. This trailer documents who they are and how the 80’s indie scene was owned by them. This looks awesome!!

“A documentary about Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus – two movie-obsessed cousins whose passion for cinema changed the way movies were made and marketed – and the tale of how this passion ultimately led to the demise of the company they built together. Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films is not just a hilarious tale of scattergun movie making, but of two cousins whose passion for cinema changed the way movies were made and marketed, and how ultimately this passion would come between them and the company they built together. This is a one-of-a-kind story about two-of-a-kind men who (for better or worse) changed film forever.” The documentary is directed by Mark Hartley (Not Quite Hollywood) and premiered at TIFF & Fantastic Fest. Stay tuned for release details.

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