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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.

Director:

Paul Kyriazi

Writers:

Joe Walders (screenplay), Paul Kyriazi (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ronald L. Marchini ... White Death Machine (as Ron Marchini)
Michael Chong ... Asian Death Machine
Joshua Johnson Joshua Johnson ... Black Death Machine
Mari Honjo ... Madame Lee
Ron Ackerman Ron Ackerman ... Lt. Clay Forrester
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edward Blair Edward Blair ... Jerry
Bob Cori Bob Cori ... Mike
Philip DeAngelo Philip DeAngelo ... Rossi
Mary Carole Frederickson Mary Carole Frederickson ... Nurse
Chuck Katzakian Chuck Katzakian ... Mr. Gioletti - Crime Boss
Colleen Kinsley Colleen Kinsley ... Adams' Daughter
John Lowe John Lowe ... Frank Thomas
Felix McGill Felix McGill ... Capt. Green
George Neal George Neal ... Doyle
Ray Rustigian Ray Rustigian ... Tony - Italian Restaurant Owner
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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

Taglines:

The Killers Of The Future Are Ready Now See more »

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Death Machine See more »

Filming Locations:

Stockton, California, USA

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Budget:

$70,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The distributor decided to present this film as a science-fiction movie, which explains the advertising poster for it which shows a tower building separating to show teeth. The mastermind scene was shot later and inserted at the beginning of the film. See more »

Goofs

The police car seen at about 49 minutes in had a civilian California license plate (456LNX). Police vehicles have California Exempt plates. 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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A lot of fun, if you appreciate the genre
19 June 2003 | by Ivar_BiggenSee 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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