Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Canon Films (2014)

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Electric Boogaloo
, not to be confused with the masterpiece Breakin’ 2:  Electric Boogaloo (from which this documentary lovingly takes it’s name) is a hyperactive shotgun blast of fun through the hey day of Canon Films.  The story of the films is told by those who lived through this amazing era of film making, including Lucinda Dickey (Ninja 3), Robin Sherwood (Death Wish II), and Sybil Danning (Luigi Cozzi’s amazing Hercules).  And of course, the cast of the Breakin’ films make an appearance.  Continue reading

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O.H.M.A.D. 2015 Day 5: Prison (1987)

prisonI have vague recollections of this movie’s box art from back in the VHS era but I never saw it.  I’m not sure why that is the case, but as I was watching it this morning I was surprised to find it was an Empire Films production. I was a huge Charles Band fan growing up, mainly for the Puppet Master series and other Full Moon entries.  Prison is an anomaly among Band’s output as it’s actually competent film with a real director (Renny Harlin) and scripted by Irwin Yablans — who normally worked as a producer for Compass Films and is the one who gave John Carpenter the idea for Halloween. Continue reading