Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films

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    Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films

    Directed by

    Australia

    2014

    105 min

    • English

    Documentary

    All genre fans are familiar with the iconic hexagonal logo of Cannon Films. Revamped in the 1980s by film-obsessed Israeli expats Menahem Golan (who passed away last month, aged eighty-five) and Yoram Globus as the premier production house for low-budget, high-return genre moviemaking, Cannon changed the way that populist films were financed, produced, and marketed.

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Molly Ringwald
    Tobe Hooper
    Dolph Lundgren
    Richard Chamberlain
    Elliot Gould
    Just Jaeckin
    Franco Nero
    Bo Derek
    Franco Zeffirelli
    Screenplay
    Mark Hartley
    Cinematography
    Garry Richards
    Editing
    Mark Hartley
    Sara Edwards
    Jamie Blanks
    Music
    Jamie Blanks
    Sales
    MONGREL INTERNATIONAL
    Production
    WILDBEAR ENTERTAINMENT
    Production
    RATPAC DOCUMENTARY FILMS
    Production
    CELLULOID DREAMS
    Festival Bookings
    MONGREL INTERNATIONAL

    Press

    Sure to be a fest favorite.

    Scott Foundas, Variety

    Filled with affection, insight, and no little humour, it's a hugely entertaining film that will prove popular with Cannon fans and those of moviemaking in general.

    Ben Nicholson, Cine-Vue

    Filled with affection, insight, and no little humour, it's a hugely entertaining film that will prove popular with Cannon fans and those of moviemaking in general.

    Ben Nicholson, Cine-Vue

    Hartley's film is consistently entertaining.

    David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter

    An absolute must-see for trash cinema aficionados, although anyone with even a passing interest in film will enjoy what's on offer here.

    Adam Lowes , HeyUGuys

    Hartley's film is tougher than most tribute docs though, and it has a terrific, ironic ending that perfectly captures the relentless shyster drive of its subjects.

    Chuck Bowen, Slant Magazine

    Mark  Hartley

    Mark Hartley

    Australia

    Mark Hartley was born in Melbourne. His films include the documentary features NOT QUITE HOLLYWOOD: THE WILD, UNTOLD STORY OF OZPLOITATION (2008) and MACHETE MAIDENS UNLEASHED! (2010), which both premiered at the Toronto IFF, and the fiction feature PATRICK (2013). ELECTRIC BOOGALOO: THE WILD, UNTOLD STORY OF CANNON FILMS (2014) is his latest documentary feature.