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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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Cast

Credited cast:
Ronald L. Marchini ...
White death machine (as Ron Marchini)
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Asian death machine
Joshua Johnson ...
Black death machine
Mari Honjo ...
Madame Lee
Ron Ackerman ...
Lt. Clay Forrester
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edward Blair ...
Jerry
Bob Cori ...
Mike
Philip DeAngelo ...
Rossi
Mary Carole Frederickson ...
Nurse
Chuck Katzakian ...
Mr. Gioretti, crime boss
Colleen Kinsley ...
Adams' daughter
John Lowe ...
Frank Thomas
Felix McGill ...
Capt. Green
George Neal ...
Doyle
Ray Rustigian ...
Tony, chef
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Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Nothing and nobody can stop them! See more »

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Action | Thriller

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Release Date:

June 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Death Machine  »

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Budget:

$70,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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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Connections

Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Devil by the Door
Music by Don Hulette (uncredited)
Lyrics by Terry Chambers
Sung by Denny Brooks
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Mush Mouth Woman meets One Armed Sissy Bartender
24 August 2005 | by (Central Midwest, USA) – See all my reviews

Hi, Everyone, Oh, Boy... This one is a lulu. It has really bad background music whenever they can squeeze it in. There are three bad guys who, I guess, are the stars of this. They beat people up and chop people up and crash trucks and bulldozers into people. Usual stuff.

The woman who is sending them on their missions is unable to move her mouth when she speaks. It's sort of like watching a bad ventriloquist who is her own dummy. She walks like she is balancing an egg on her head.

The wardrobe is 70s leisure style for the men and blah for the female lead who is supposed to be a good nurse. The bad novocain mouth woman wears red. A silk frock perhaps, or maybe just a poplin windbreaker that is too big.

I actually liked the ending even though it did not make a lot of sense. It lets us in on what happened earlier in the film.

The police officers are OK. Some bad, some good, all stupid except two. The two bright ones could have worked again in Hollywood.

The movie starts interestingly enough and ends with a surprise. The middle sucks. The guy in the diner who gives a free hamburger to the star does a good job. He is like a 1940s character actor. Great voice.

This one is a bit too long. The lady with marbles in her mouth could have had just a couple of lines and the rest could have been said by a parrot. It would have been easier to understand a bird.

Her scene with a sword could have been handled by a trained woodpecker.

Tom Willett


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