The Go-Go Boys: The Inside Story of Cannon Films is a 2914 documentary film written, produced, and directed by Hilla Medalia (After the Storm, Happy You’re Alive, and Web Junkie). It was co-written and edited by Daniel Sivan (Poisoned, The Patriot , and Kings of Capitol Hill). It was produced by Ishay Mor (Cannon Fodder, All Nighter, The Matchmaker, The English Teacher, and WingWoman). This was rushed into production as soon as Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films was announced. It had it’s world premiere at 2014 Cannes Film Festival.
In the official documentary about Cannon films, it takes you back to the origins of this ambitious independent studio that took high risks with their projects. Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus (The Godsend, Schizoid, New Year’s Evil, X-Ray, 10 to Midnight, Death Wish franchise, Ninja franchise, Missing in Action franchise, Lifeforce, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, and Runaway Train), two Israeli-born cousins, who in pursuit of the American Dream enter the United States and put their stamp on cinema with their unique business practices.
They turned the Hollywood power structure upside down, producing over 300 films and becoming the most powerful independent film company in the world. This is the rise and fall of their incredible story that changed cinema forever. It includes archive and brand new interviews with Menahem Golan, Yoram Globus, Boaz Davidson (The Last American Virgin), Eli Roth (Death Wish and The House with a Clock in Its Walls), Jean-Claude Van Damme (Black Eagle and Lionheart), Chuck Norris (Silent Rage), Michael Dudikoff (American Ninja franchise), Jon Voight (Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Anaconda), Billy Drago (Guncrazy), and many others!!!!
The Go-Go Boys: The Inside Story of Cannon Films is a great companion piece to Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films and it’s actually completely different compared to that one. Electric Boogaloo was more focused on the movies and the behind the scenes of putting them together. The Go-Go Boys focuses on the men that created the iconic independent studio and it takes you back to their origins. Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus didn’t take part in the other documentary and they actually helped rush this one to beat the other in typical Cannon fashion to be released first despite Electric Boogaloo being announced way before. The Go-Go Boys is a more of a positive look and personal story about the super producers with more ambition than they had money. It takes you inside their lives and it shows what they have been doing since then also. It has all kinds of behind the scenes footage and archive interviews with past collaborators. It has brand new interviews with director Boaz Davidson, director Eli Roth, action superstar Jean-Claude Van Damme, Cannon legend Michael Dudikoff, actors Jon Voight, Billy Drago, and many others. It’s loaded with interesting stories about Cannon Films and it’s history. I miss Cannon Films, there will never be anyone else like them when it comes to studios. Lots of their films are getting released on blu ray which is a great thing so they can all get a new life on home video. This is a high quality documentary about taking high risks while making independent features, RECOMMENDED!!!!Let’s talk about the high definition presentation and special features from MVD Rewind! This 1080p (1.78:1) looks great on blu ray. It has a nice mix of interviews and behind the scenes footage here. The English: LPCM 2.0 track is better than expected. It has a solid boost especially during the action segments. All of the dialogue is crystal clear and the music is elevated here. It has English SDH subtitles. It has a “Trailer” for the documentary. It has a variety of other MVD related “Trailers” on the disc. That’s all there is when it comes to the extras here. It also comes with a cool looking retro slipcover, a collectible poster, and reversible artwork. This is a must own for any movie fan. It’s available everywhere right now, CHECK IT OUT!!!!!