Taglined, “The Inside Story of Cannon Films,” this amusing and informative doc chronicles how Israeli cousins Menachem Golan and Yoram Globus’s Cannon Films became, for a while, the biggest independent studio in Hollywood, producing more than 300 films, mostly tacky, before collapsing under its own ambition. “This is not a volume business,” wryly observes one former studio head. “It’s a hits business.”

There are insights and amusement aplenty here if you can get past the half of it that’s in Hebrew and subtitled only in Japanese. Recommend trying to glom a DVD with subs in your own language. Japanese title: Cannon Films Bakusou Fuunroku. (88 min)