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Death Machines (1976)

R | | Action, Thriller | June 1976 (USA)
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)
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 ...
Mary Carole Frederickson ...
Chuck Katzakian ...
Mr. Gioretti, crime boss
Colleen Kinsley ...
Adams' daughter
John Lowe ...
Frank Thomas
Felix McGill ...
Capt. Green
George Neal ...
Ray Rustigian ...
Tony, chef


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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Nothing and nobody can stop them! 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 mysterious mastermind man was kept in the shadows in case there was a sequel and that another actor could fill the role if required. See more »


[first lines]
[three martial arts fighters kill their respective opponents]
Madame Lee: They will do nicely.
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Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »


Devil by the Door
Music by Don Hulette (uncredited)
Lyrics by Terry Chambers
Sung by Denny Brooks
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A lot of fun, if you appreciate the genre
19 June 2003 | by (Parts Unknown) – See all my reviews

If you remember the great Lee Marvin movie "Point Blank" you'll recognize the "pipe-smoking assassin" character originally played by James B. Sikking. As you watch "Death Machines" you find yourself constantly reminded of some of the great scenes or clichés you've seen in other movies. It's almost as if the makers just grabbed a handful of as much fun stuff as they could remember from other movies and tossed it all into one. Of course it makes for one very silly and (in that context) very entertaining movie. Can you see actress Mari Honjo actually biting the blood capsule after she is shot? Clearly this is one of the reasons she has never been seen on the screen again. Or anywhere else, at least lately. C'mon, how can you not appreciate a movie with a one-armed bartender?

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