A special double bill of the brand new documentary on the infamous Cannon Films and one of their classic movies – voted for by you.
Enter The Ninja, Breakin’, Missing In Action, The Delta Force, King Solomon’s Mines, Superman IV: Quest For Peace, Lifeforce, Masters of the Universe – what do all these films have in common?
They were all produced by Cannon Films – the infamous B-movie studio headed by Israeli cousins Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus.
These unique producers purchased the Cannon Group in 1979 and stormed the Hollywood barricades by funding cheap action fodder for the likes of Charles Bronson, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Chuck Norris.
The new documentary Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films looks at the successes, disasters, fads and failures, cheesy B-movies and tacky press stunts.
On top of that, we’ll be screening of their most infamous films – however, we’re leaving that choice up to you!
THE POLL IS NOW CLOSED – The people’s choice was NINJA III: THE DOMINATION
When: 7.00pm, 2nd July 2015
Location: Redgrave Theatre, 2 Percival Rd, Bristol, City of Bristol BS8 3LE
Tickets: £7 in advance (£8 on the door)
ADVANCE TICKETS NO LONGER AVAILABLE. TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED ON THE DOOR
All profits to BRACE
A documentary about Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus – two movie-obsessed cousins whose passion for cinema changed the way movies were made and marketed – and the tale of how this passion ultimately led to the demise of the company they built together.
“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
“It’s impossible to watch Hartley’s retrospective and not feel just a modicum of envy when presented with two blunderbuss chancers from Tel Aviv who wanted to make a movie featuring erotica in the trenches, or a blockbuster about arm wrestling, and did.” Ed Whitfield, The Ooh Tray
“Yes, this documentary argues, they were crooks and hustlers, but they made amazing cheese and the occasional masterpiece…and you know you miss them.” Luke Y. Thompson, Topless Robot