ELECTRIC BOOGALOO – THE WILD, UNTOLD STORY OF CANNON FILMS
Dir. Mark Hartley Australia 2014 107 mins (TBC)
When Cannon Films were was bought by Israeli cousins Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus in 1979 the company ramped up production and attempted beat the big Hollywood studios at their own game. In the process they made a star out of Chuck Norris and funded arthouse ventures by auteurs including Jean-Luc Godard and John Cassavetes. Electric Boogaloo is a funny, charming guide to the golden years of Cannon Films, with a wide range of interviewees recollecting gorillas arriving at the company headquarters offices for meetings, the company’s curious obsession with ninjas and much, much more!
Followed by a screening of one of Cannon’s wildest films: Ninja III: The Domination.
Screening as part of a double bill with one of Cannon’s wildest films:
It’s that same old story. A sexy young aerobics instructor is minding her own business when the spirit of an evil ninja forcibly inhabits her body and makes her track down and kill kills those responsible for his death. Soon enough she is spending most of her time engaging in sword battles and working on her throwing star action leaving her almost no time at all for the particularly hairy policeman that has taken a romantic interest in her! Ninja III is utterly inspired madness from Cannon Films and will leave you gasping with delight as it jumps from one bizarre scene to the next.