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ELECTRIC BOOGALOO: THE WILD, UNTOLD STORY OF CANNON FILMS

2014 (MIFF 2014)

Director: Mark Hartley

"Our only crime was that we loved cinema." – Yoram Globus, Cannon Films co-founder

When film-obsessed cousins Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus came to America, their dream was to create a production house that would rival the big Hollywood studios. The result was Cannon Films, an outfit that did everything: action, horror, musicals, science fiction, fantasy, thrillers and even arthouse dramas. Bold, brash, and with a slate of films unlike any other, Cannon soon became the stuff of legend, both on- and off-screen.

Supported by the MIFF Premiere Fund, Electric Boogaloo rounds off director Mark Hartley's trilogy of exploitation cinema documentaries that began with Not Quite Hollywood (MIFF 2008) and continued with Machete Maidens Unleashed! (MIFF 2010). Featuring an astounding line-up of interviewees – including Richard Chamberlain, Dolph Lundgren, Tobe Hooper and many more – this is one of the year's essential titles.

"Hartley is one of the most purely entertaining documentarians in the world today." – Twitch

World Premiere
Mark Hartley is a festival guest.

Read our Critics Campus review.


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MIFF PREMIERE SHOWCASE - ELECTRIC BOOGALOO: THE WILD, UNTOLD STORY OF CANNON FILMS (MILDURA)

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MIFF PREMIERE SHOWCASE - ELECTRIC BOOGALOO: THE WILD, UNTOLD STORY OF CANNON FILMS (BENDIGO)

The Melbourne International Film Festival proudly heralds the return of the MIFF travelling film festival after an absence of six years. The MIFF Premiere Showcase hits the road with a series of weeke... More »

MIFF PREMIERE SHOWCASE - ELECTRIC BOOGALOO: THE WILD, UNTOLD STORY OF CANNON FILMS (SORRENTO)

The Melbourne International Film Festival proudly heralds the return of the MIFF travelling film festival after an absence of six years. The MIFF Premiere Showcase hits the road with a series of weeke... More »

MACHETE MAIDENS UNLEASHED!

Blood! Breasts! Beasts! A brutal orgy of ghastly terror! ... Busty babes, mutated monsters and midget secret agents, the Filipino genre films of the 70s and 80s had it all. Saturating drive-ins around... More »

PATRICK

''There's enough nods and touches in there for people who love the original, and we're reverent to it, but we're certainly not making the same film. It's very much our own.'' – Mark Hartley... More »

NOT QUITE HOLLYWOOD

“They were just like American genre films, but they had Australian actors, Australian locations and everyone spoke in Australian accents. If you show kids these films today they can't believe we ever ... More »

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