The Cannon Film Guide Volume II (1985–1987) (ebook)
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The Cannon Film Guide Volume II (1985–1987)

 by Austin Trunick


1018 pages

6x9 (Black & White)


ISBN 978-1-62933-888-0       


“Trunick’s Guide . . . will sit comfortably on reference shelves next to Michael J. Weldon’s Psychotronic Encyclopedia of Film and Danny Peary’s Cult Movies books.” – Spectrum Culture

"The Cannon Film Guide is a treasure trove of info for Golan/Globus fans. Even diehard Cannon scholars will learn from this tome.” – Paul Talbot, author of the Bronson’s Loose! books

The unbelievable story of the legendary 1980s B-movie studio continues in The Cannon Film Guide Volume II, which covers the company’s output from 1985 to 1987, their peak production years under Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus. This book takes an up-close look at sixty Cannon movies, from deep cuts to cult classics, including American Ninja, The Delta Force, Over the Top, Invasion USA, Masters of the Universe, Runaway Train, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, King Solomon’s Mines, Lifeforce, Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, and many more. With hundreds of photos and more than forty interviews with Cannon directors, writers, and stars, this is an indispensable reference book for fans of the VHS era’s wildest production company.

“For students of film history—of which the Cannon saga has been a largely unexplored chapter—fans of exploitation filmmaking and B-movies, and aficionados of cult cinema, The Cannon Film Guide is likely to be an essential addition to your bookshelf.” – Den of Geek

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Interviewed on the Indie Film Hustle podcast:

And a new interview on Cereal At Midnight (1.5k YouTube views so far!):

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Interview on the Dancing With Ourselves '80s Podcast: