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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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Cast

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 ...
Policeman
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 Ultimate Exterminators . . . See more »

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Action | Thriller

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June 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Death Machine  »

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$70,000 (estimated)
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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 »

Quotes

[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 »

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Devil by the Door
Music by Don Hulette (uncredited)
Lyrics by Terry Chambers
Sung by Denny Brooks
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Look beneath the surface for the deeper meaning
8 January 2013 | by (Swigmore University) – See all my reviews

Everyone on this site is bashing Death Machines, but its cool. I understand. Some of you just haven't taken the time to look under the surface and see just how deep this movie is. I'm talking Moodys deep, man. Really deep.

Three racially diverse assassins, unstoppable, even with bullets, unless you shoot the white assassin in the head, then he lets out a girly scream and gets arrested. What does it all mean? That unstoppableness transcends all racial and social boundaries? I don't know. Evil mushmouthed, giant-haired Asian dragon lady, the mastermind behind it all. Are all Asian women with gigantic wigs evil? The blackmailing henchman who carries incriminating photos in a wicker basket? Who is he really? The wimpy by-default hero who takes karate lessons only to have his hand cut off then have disappointing sex with his nurse-turned-girlfriend? Why did the director turn him into a human water fountain? The religious old guy who gives the white assassin a hamburger? Was he a direct descendant of the similar character from "I Accuse My Parents"? Like I said, deep. Think about it.


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