Death Machines (1976)

R  |   |  Action, Thriller  |  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
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edward Blair ...
Bob Cori
Philip DeAngelo
Chuck Katzakian ...
Mr. Gioretti, crime boss
John Lowe ...
Frank Thomas
George Neal
Ray Rustigian
Frank Wilbur


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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Deadly Assassins Trained To Kill On Command! See more »


Action | Thriller


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Release Date:

June 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Death Machine  »

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$70,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The aptly named policeman Captain Green has a green face in the film by pure coincidence. His make-up under the fluorescent lights turned him green on film. See more »


[first lines]
[three martial arts fighters kill their respective opponents]
Madame Lee: They will do nicely.
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References Psycho (1960) See more »


Devil by the Door
Music by Don Hulette (uncredited)
Lyrics by Terry Chambers
Sung by Denny Brooks
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You call this a classic? Nooooooooo!
26 June 1999 | by (Luton, England) – See all my reviews

Death Machines. This old classic action film in a kind of tale of a difference...

This movie asks us what the plot is all about? Well basically, it's all to do with these highly trained assassins who work for some mysterious chinese woman who sends them out to terminate anyone who stands in her way...

Have you got it..? Well, to me that film was dull in some parts especially those "machines" that don't even say a word in this film. Yep! They just basically going round killing people left, right and centre..

Another thing that bothers me was that when the film finished, the three men just stood there as they're making their way off somewhere.. I don't know where.. But, as me the viewer, it didn't say "The End" to say that the film has finished. It just plays the music and the men are just standing there like a bunch of bananas..

Well, if you ever see that film, see what you think..? You may the plot but you'll never know the ending...

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