20th Jun2014

Awesome poster for Cannon Films documentary ‘Electric Boogaloo’

by Phil Wheat

As a child of the 80s who grew up on the luridly-boxed action movie fare of the Cannon group, Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films – the latest documentary from Mark Hartley (Not Quite Hollywood, Machete Maidens Unleashed) – is one of my most anticipated films of the year. For those unaware of the film, it tells the story of 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.

MENAHEM GOLAN and YORAM GLOBUS were two movie-obsessed cousins from Israel. After arriving in America they set about creating an independent studio that would be able to compete with the majors… and no one could have anticipated just how close these two outsiders would get in nearly taking over both Hollywood and the UK film industry.From 1979 to 1989 Golan and Globus produced more than 120 films through their American based production entity, CANNON FILMS. They ruthlessly and enthusiastically pursued their American Dream of turning a renegade independent outfit into the seventh Hollywood major with an aggressive pre-sales policy and an insanely prolific schedule for cheap mass production, centering on genre fare. Thanks to a revolutionary financing plan Cannon found itself in the position of having to keep making films to keep their ever expanding company alive – always hoping the next production would be that elusive $100 million blockbuster.

ELECTRIC BOOGALOO: THE WILD, UNTOLD STORY OF CANNON FILMS is not just a story about a unique filmmaking legacy, 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 changed film forever.

With Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films set to debut in early August at the Melbourne International Film Festival, the official Facebook page have unveiled the awesome one-sheet poster for the flick.

Check it out below:



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