Producer of cult classic films Enter the Ninja, Breakin’ and Bloodsport – Menachem Golan – dies at 85

Sadly, Variety and Haaretz have reported that producer and director Menachem Golan, whose Cannon Film Group crafted hundreds of popular low budget movie productions during the 1980s and 90s, featuring the likes of Sylvester Stallone and Chuck Norris, before going bust, died Friday in Israel. He was 85. Myself, along with millions of American teenagers …
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Documentary Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films coming from Not Quite Hollywood creator

Drafthouse Films recently nabbed U.S. rights to Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films from Celluloid Nightmares. From acclaimed cult film documentarian Mark Hartley (Not Quite Hollywood, Machete Maidens Unleashed), Electric Boogaloo centers on the story of two Israeli-born, movie-obsessed cousins, Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus, who in pursuit of the American dream …
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MGM Limited Edition DVD Collection October releases review

For the month of October, Fox’s “manufacturing on demand” program celebrates, among other things, how martial arts films first landed into the American mainstream, beginning in the 1960’s. Throughout the 60’s, a series of American-made films and television shows were released that highlighted the unique fighting skills from the East. Among those films was 1967’s …
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