I know I’m a little late coming to the party, but I don’t care, I’m announcing this anyway. I just found out that Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films, is finally available on DVD in the U.S. and on Blu-ray everywhere else.
Filmmaker Mark Hartley’s homage to the company that put the word “cult” in cult cinema, can now be enjoyed in the comfort of your own home, via Warner Home Video. Hartley takes fans on a hilarious thrill ride through the masterworks of Yoram Globus and the late Menahem Golan, two movie-obsessed Israeli immigrant cousins who became Hollywood’s ultimate gate-crashers. With hair-trigger randomness, these cousins of chaos churned out a breathtaking cavalcade of hits and misses, made movies out of posters, released a sequel before the original film, botched plots, bounced checks and burned careers – and in so doing, changed the way movies were made and marketed forever.
Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films features appearances by Sam Firstenberg, David Paulsen, Luigi Cozzi, Menahem Golan, Alain Jakubowicz, Itzik Kol, Michael Hartman, Quentin Falk, Boaz Davidson, William Stout, David Womark, Sybil Danning, Roni Ya’ackov, Yftach Katzur, Dan Wolman, Christopher C. Dewey, John G. Avildsen, Martine Beswick, Rusty Lemorande, Mark Helfrich, Mark Rosenthal, Christopher Pearce, Richard Kraft, Catherine Mary Stewart, Karen Arbeeny, John Thompson, Yoram Globus, Tom Luddy, Avi Lerner, Robert Forster, David Del Valle, Tobe Hooper, Mark Goldblatt, Lucinda Dickey, Daniel Loewenthal, Greydon Clark, Roy Langsdon, Pete Walker, Sylvia Kristel, Just Jaeckin, Oliver Tobias, Diane Franklin, Richard Edlund, Charles Matthau, David Engelbach, Michael Winner, Robin Sherwood, Marina Sirtis, Malcolm J. Christopher, Alex Winter, Franco Nero, Frank Yablans, Allen DeBevoise, Michael Chambers ‘Boogaloo Shrimp’, Pieter Jan Brugge, Adolfo Quinones ‘Shabba-Doo’, Bill Goodson, Elliott Gould, Bo Derek, Olivia d’Abo, Alan Roderick-Jones, Laurene Landon, Lance Hool, James Bruner, Charles Bronson, Michael Dudikoff, Michael Armstrong, Danny Dimbort, Ted Newsom, Sheldon Renan, Chuck Norris, Stephen Tolkin, Leonard Maltin, John Grover, Todd Roberts, Gary Goddard, John Frankenheimer, Franco Zeffirelli, Molly Ringwald, Barbet Schroeder, Rick Nathanson, Roger Ebert, Sheldon Lettich, Edward R. Pressman, Gary Nelson, Cassandra Peterson, Richard Chamberlain, David Sheehan, Gideon Porath, Albert Pyun, Cynthia Hargrave, Jerry Schatzberg, Harrison Ellenshaw, Dolph Lundgren, Al Ruban and John Platt.
Check out the trailer, along with the DVD and Blu-ray artwork for Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films, below.