If you’re into crazy B-movies as much as I am, this is the film you need to see. This documentary follows producers Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus and the strange movies they produced in the 1980’s under Cannon Films. This includes such classics as Death Wish 3, Masters of the Universe and Superman IV: The Quest for Peace. All of which were shlocky little pieces of cinema I absolutely adored checking out from the video store. Electric Boogaloo goes behind the scenes with various interviews and archival footage to reveal what really went on inside this crazy movie factory. The footage presented in the trailer reveals a wealth of hilarious movie tidbits that I can’t wait to see more of. The film is currently making the rounds at various festivals and will most likely see a home video release in 2015.
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.