The Cannon Film Guide, Volume 1: 1980–1984 (paperback)
“The Cannon Film Guide is the greatest book anyone could ever write about the greatest movie studio that ever was. And is.”
—Mike McPadden, author of Teen Movie Hell and Heavy Metal Movies
The Cannon Film Guide Volume I explores forty films and franchises produced by The Cannon Group, the most prolific b-movie studio of the 1980s, during the company’s first five years under the command of cult film legends Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus. Through in-depth studies and behind-the-scenes stories from the people who made them, this volume examines such beloved, VHS-era classics as the Breakin’, Missing in Action, Hercules, and Death Wish movies, Revenge of the Ninja, Ninja III: The Domination, The Apple, Bolero, Exterminator 2, The Last American Virgin, and many more.
“If you're a fan of Cannon films, or even not a fan, you will be fascinated by Austin Trunick's deep dive into the studio's output. This is an under-reported part of cinema history and this book will delight both film buffs and casual devotees of action-packed movies. This book added to my knowledge, not to mention my testosterone level.”
—Frank Conniff, comedian, TV’s Mystery Science Theater 3000
"A joyful, knowledgeable ode to one of the great film companies of all time, a sprawling epic full of fun stories, interviews, and images, and it delivers on its promise to be the ultimate guide to The Cannon Group and their releases."
—david j. moore, author of The Good, the Tough, and the Deadly and World Gone Wild