Edgar Wright was another filmmaker to pay tribute to Menahem Golan.
Actors, producers and directors have been paying tribute to the pioneering Israeli producer Menahem Golan following his death in Tel Aviv on Friday (August 8, 2014) at the age of 85. Golan directed the classic 1980s action movies Bloodsport, Missing in Action and The Delta Force.
Tributes are being paid to Menahem Golan [Getty/Alberto E. Rodriguez]
Belgian actor Jean-Claude Van Damme tweeted, "RIP, Menahem Golan.I love you and will always do."
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Here we find our heroine Christine (old horror regular Jill Schoelen) playing a modern opera singer who's mysteriously whisked back in time to Victorian London, where the usual Phantom goings-on ensue. Grisly murders ensue, all courtesy of the disfigured man in the basement (Robert Englund, natch), with one specific twist: He doesn't just wear a pretty mask, he uses his victim's skin to make new faces.
Continue reading: The Phantom Of The Opera (1989) Review
Totally ridiculous (and based on the work of Akira Kurosawa!) but very exciting. And this -- or so it seems -- is really shot on a speeding train. No miniatures. Tons of stunts. Insane.
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Um, I've already slipped into geek speak. Peplum, that's the "fancy" word for "sword and sandal" flicks like Steve Reeves' 1960s Hercules films. Most of the most popular peplums (believe it or not there is (or was, it's been a while since I looked) a 'zine devoted to the study of them) involve hordes of barbarians, Romans, infidels, or nameless thugs battling lone supermen in loincloths. These are mythic tales told with shoestring budgets and dubbed. They are quite a bit of fun after a few beers but watching them sober is quite dangerous.
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'Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)' arrives in April.
The two awards have made for a great 72nd birthday present for the country music icon.