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Emmett Alston began his career in the 70s as a cinematographer: he shot the gloriously gonzo experimental horror oddity "Moonchild" and the Southern-fried drive-in romp "Country Blue" (Alston also co-produced this latter movie). He made his directorial debut with the crude off-the-wall comedy "Three-Day Weekend." He went on to helm two enjoyably ... See full bio »


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Nine Deaths of the Ninja
New Year's Evil
New Year's Evil Director
Three-Way Weekend
Demonwarp Director


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 1980 Three-Way Weekend (written by)
 1980 New Year's Evil (story)
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 1976 Once Upon a Girl.... (live action)
 1974 Moonchild
 1973 Country Blue
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 1992 Twogether (producer)
 1973 Country Blue (producer)
 1981 Enter the Ninja (second unit director)
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 1966 1:42.08 (Documentary short) (camera operator)
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 1978 Vampire Hookers (post-production supervisor)
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 1986 One Way Out (special thanks)

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Was originally intended to direct "Enter the Ninja" for the Cannon Group, while Cannon Group head Menahem Golan originally meant to direct "Death Wish II". But "Death Wish" series star Charles Bronson was insistent upon working with "Death Wish" director Michael Winner, so Golan decided that he would direct "Enter the Ninja" himself, and relegated Alston to the second unit of that movie.

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