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Death Machines (1976)

 -  Action | Drama  -  June 1976 (USA)
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An evil Oriental Dragon Lady injects three martial arts fighters with a serum that turns them into zombie-like assassins, and she sends them out against her enemies.

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Credited cast:
Ronald L. Marchini ...
White death machine (as Ron Marchini)
Michael Chong ...
Asian death machine
Joshua Johnson ...
Black death machine
Mari Honjo ...
Madame Lee
Ron Ackerman ...
Lt. Clay Forrester
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Edward Blair ...
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Bob Cori
Philip DeAngelo
Chuck Katzakian ...
Mr. Gioretti, crime boss
John Lowe ...
Frank Thomas
George Neal
Ray Rustigian
Frank Wilbur
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An evil Oriental Dragon Lady injects three martial arts fighters with a serum that turns them into zombie-like assassins, and she sends them out against her enemies.

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The distributor decided to present it as a science fiction movie; the reason behind the futuristic poster of a tower building with teeth. The mastermind scene was also filmed and added to the start. See more »

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[first lines]
[three martial arts fighters kill their respective opponents]
Madame Lee: They will do nicely.
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Featured in Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 4 (1997) See more »

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Devil By the Door
Lyrics by Terry Chambers
Sung by Denny Brooks
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Hilariously awful stuff.
10 April 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Director Paul Kyriazi's "Death Machines" is so unrelentingly silly and incompetent as to rate as a true hall of fame see-it-to-believe-how-bad-it-is turkey. It's so silly, in fact, that one has to wonder if the filmmakers had their tongues in their cheeks the entire time. Now, granted, it could have been even more entertaining on a lovably clunky level, as it's somewhat overextended, but sometimes the padding is absurd enough to generate some real chuckles. This martial arts / action / exploitation piece of sludge stars Ron Marchini, a student of Bruce Lee's who also produced the film, as one of three "death machines" (the other two are a black and an Asian) who've been given a drug that controls their minds, and apparently also makes them impervious to bullets. Thus they make handy assassins for Madame Lee (Mari Honjo, who sports an enormous wig and whose facial expressions are truly gut busting), a dragon lady villainess. But when the trio of killers massacre the students at a karate school, the lone survivor, Frank Thomas (charisma-free John Lowe), vows vengeance. Good old Frank's not about to let the fact that they chopped off his hand deter him at all. So much of this is gloriously goofy. Let's start with our "hero", Mr. Thomas, who actually gets his ass handed to him by a rowdy old barfly. Yet somehow this turns on Mr. Thomas's new lady friend! One incredibly, deliciously moronic set piece has Marchini sitting down for a nice nourishing burger at a restaurant and being hassled by annoying bikers. Another fine bit of comedy has a target for assassination, a bank manager, handcuffed to his file cabinet while a time bomb in his office ticks away - yet his secretary takes her sweet time while helping out. From the super funky and funny music score by Don Hulette (dig that piano during a fight scene) to the thoroughly amateurish acting, "Death Machines" sizes up as a real hoot and a half. If you love silly schlock, you know you're going to be in for a good time with those opening credits. And it all leads up to a resolution that will leave you with a smile on your face. As low budget '70s cheese goes, this is a movie worth a look. Seven out of 10.


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