Tuesday, July 6, 2021

The Go-Go Boys: The Inside Story Of Cannon Films – MVD Rewind Collection (Blu-ray)

Theatrical Release Date: Israel, 2014
Director: Hilla Medalia
Cast: Jean Claude Van Damme, Michael Dudikoff, Eli Roth, Boaz Davidson, Menahem Golan, Yoram Globus 

Release Date: July 20th, 2021
Approximate Running Time: 89 Minutes 7 Seconds
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Widescreen / 1080 Progressive / MPEG-4 AVC
Rating: NR
Sound: LPCM Stereo Hebrew/English/French
Subtitles: English SDH, Non-Removable English subtitles for Hebrew and French
Region Coding: Region Free
Retail Price: $19.95

"The Go-Go Boys: The Inside Story Of Cannon Films is a documentary about two Israeli-born cousins, Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus, who in pursuit of the American Dream, turned the Hollywood power structure upside down, producing over 300 films and becoming the most powerful independent film company in the world. Directed by Sundance Grand Jury Price nominee Hilla Medalia (After the Storm), The Go-Go Boys is an up close and personal documentary that examines the complex relationship between two contradictory personalities whose combined force fueled their success and eventual collapse." - synopsis provided by the distributor

Video:

The Go-Go Boys: The Inside Story Of Cannon Films comes on a 25 GB single layer Blu-ray.

Disc Size: 21.8 GB

Feature: 20.6 GB

Like most documentaries The Go-Go Boys: The Inside Story Of Cannon Films consists of newly shot footage, and archival interviews and film clips who’s sources vary in quality.

Audio:

This release comes with one audio option, a LPCM stereo mix in Hebrew, English and French. Dialog always comes through clearly. Included with this release is removable English SDH subtitles and non-removable English subtitles for Hebrew and French.

Extras:

Extras for this release include a collectible mini poster, a slipcover, reversible cover art, a trailer for The Go-Go Boys: The Inside Story Of Cannon Films (2 minutes 27 seconds, Dolby Digital stereo English, no subtitles) and trailers for four other documentaries also released by MVD Rewind Collection.

Summary:

For most lifelong fans of cinema, there is no denying the indelible mark that the decade from their youth where they discovered the wonders of cinema. For me that decade would be the 1980’s and looking back with nostalgia, I realize just how inventive and in some instances crazy the films from this decade are. With no films more personifying this vibe, than the films that Cannon Films made.

That said, The Go-Go Boys: The Inside Story Of Cannon Films makes a great companion piece Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films. Though Cannon Films is the focus of both documentaries, Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films focuses more on the films made by Cannon Films then Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus, the men behind the films, while The Go-Go Boys: The Inside Story Of Cannon Films focus more Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus.

The Go-Go Boys: The Inside Story Of Cannon Films is a solid documentary that fans of Cannon Films should thoroughly enjoy, recommended.







Written by Michael Den Boer

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