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Director:
Writers:
Philip Brophy (screenplay) &
Rod Bishop (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
28 October 1994 (Australia) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The first phase is hallucinogenic... the second phase is glandular... and the third phase is... BODY MELT
Plot:
Residents of peaceful Pebbles Court, Homesville, are being used unknowingly as test experiments for a new 'Body Drug' that causes rapid body decomposition (melting skin etc.) and painful death. | Add synopsis »
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Strikingly original, absurd and wonderfully gory horror comedy ... See more (46 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Gerard Kennedy ... Det. Sam Phillips
Andrew Daddo ... Johnno
Ian Smith ... Dr. Carrera
Regina Gaigalas ... Shaan
Vincent Gil ... Pud
Neil Foley ... Bab

Anthea Davis ... Slab

Matthew Newton ... Bronto
Lesley Baker ... Mack
Amy Grove-Rogers ... Old Woman
Adrian Wright ... Thompson Noble
Jillian Murray ... Angelica Noble

Ben Geurens ... Brandon Noble
Amanda Douge ... Elloise Noble
Brett Climo ... Brian Rand

Lisa McCune ... Cheryl Rand
Nick Polites ... Sal Ciccone
Maurie Annese ... Gino Argento
William McInnes ... Paul Matthews
Suzi Dougherty ... Kate

Bill Young ... Willie
Tommy Dysart ... Sergeant
Stig Wemyss ... Jordan
Matthew Green ... Forensic Cop
Philip Green ... Station Cop
Russell Allan ... Patrol Cop #1
Lance Anderson ... Patrol Cop #2
Robert Simper ... Ryan
Parthena ... Dimitra
Matt McLean ... Beauville
Barry Whitnell ... Boughman
Roberto Micale ... Attendant
Lucinda Cowden ... Andrea
Graham Dow ... Doctor

Tiffany Lamb ... Secretary
Gaby Porras ... Punk
Chris Whitmore ... Punk's Boyfriend
Greg Tingate ... Accountant
Rosemary Margan ... Bag Lady

Dean Measor ... Police Station Visitor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carlo Giardina ... Police Station Visitor
Maria Kozic ... Melting Shaan (uncredited)

Directed by
Philip Brophy 
 
Writing credits
Philip Brophy (screenplay) &
Rod Bishop (screenplay)

Philip Brophy (short stories)

Produced by
Rod Bishop .... producer
Lars Michalak .... associate producer
Daniel Scharf .... producer
 
Original Music by
Philip Brophy 
 
Cinematography by
Ray Argall 
 
Film Editing by
Bill Murphy 
 
Casting by
Gregory Apps 
 
Production Design by
Maria Kozic 
 
Art Direction by
Peta Lawson 
 
Costume Design by
Anna Borghesi 
 
Makeup Department
Bob McCarron .... makeup supervisor
Bob McCarron .... special makeup effects supervisor
Christine Miller .... hair stylist
Paul Pattison .... additional makeup artist
Paul Pattison .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Michael Batchelor .... unit manager
Yvonne Collins .... production manager
Kevin Morrison .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rod Bishop .... second unit director
Tony Gilbert .... second assistant director
Euan Keddie .... first assistant director
Andy Pappas .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Hamish Appleby .... assistant stand-by props
Graham Blackmore .... stand-by props
Philip Brophy .... storyboard artist
Denise Goudy .... set dresser
Zlatko Kasumovic .... art department runner
Paul Macak .... additional art department assistant
Colin Robertson .... props buyer
Walter Sperl .... construction manager
 
Sound Department
Philip Brophy .... sound designer
Steve Burgess .... foley artist
Steve Burgess .... sound mixer
Craig Carter .... sound designer
Craig Carter .... sound editor
Daniel Gadd .... assistant sound engineer
Chris Goldsmith .... boom operator
James Harvey .... sound editor
Gerry Long .... foley artist
Steve Murphy .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby (as Stephen Murph)
Paul Pirola .... assistant sound engineer
Phil Stirling .... additional sound recordist
Mark J. Wasiutak .... boom operator (as Mark Wasiutak)
Gary Wilkins .... sound recordist
 
Special Effects by
Peter Armstrong .... special effects
Philip Brophy .... testicles
Jan Crockett .... special effects
Jeff Little .... special effects
Angelo Sahin .... special effects crew
Sonja Smuk .... special effects makeup artist
Peter Stubbs .... special effects
Kevin Turner .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Colin Tyler .... opticals
 
Stunts
Russell Allan .... stunts
Brett Anderson .... stunts
Szumai Anderson .... stunts
Wally Dalton .... stunts
Lana Darby .... stunts
Chris Peters .... stunt coordinator
Garth Stone .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Kattina Bowell .... focus puller
Stuart Crombie .... key grip
Freddo Dirk .... grip
Mark Dundon .... still photographer
Warik Lawrance .... clapper loader
Jenni Meaney .... camera operator
Ian Phillips .... additional assistant camera
Battista Remati .... best boy
Angelo Sartori .... additional assistant camera
Rory Timoney .... gaffer
Travis Walker .... additional grip
 
Casting Department
Nick Hamon .... casting assistant (as Nick Harmon)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Leonard Cossari .... wardrobe attachment
Louise McCarthy .... wardrobe assistant
Rachel Nott .... wardrobe stand-by
 
Editorial Department
Ian Letcher .... color grader
Jane Usher .... assistant editor
Rowan Wilson .... negative cutter
 
Music Department
Philip Brophy .... music mixer
 
Other crew
David Arundell .... accountant
John Bachous .... armorer
Annette Blonski .... script editor
Bernadette Breitkreuz .... production accountant
John Fox .... armorer
Jo Friesan .... production coordinator (as Jo Friesen)
Dean Measor .... voice: Beauville (as Dean Meazer)
Chris Odgers .... location manager
Megan Spencer .... production runner
Oliver Streeton .... title designer
Kristin Voumard .... continuity
Tantau Wallis .... accountant
 
Thanks
Lynn Gailey .... thanks
Ian Pringle .... thanks
 

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81 min
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Certification:
Australia:MA | Canada:16+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-18 | Germany:18 | New Zealand:R18 | Norway:15 (video premiere) | UK:18 | USA:AO (Film Advisory Board)

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Trivia:
This film is considered an "Ozploitation" (Australian exploitation) picture.See more »
Quotes:
spokeswoman:[first lines - commercial spot] In today's fast-moving world with its fast-moving lifestyles, you owe your body all the nourishment, energy, and sensational pleasure it deserves. Vimuvial, state of the art in health and leisure centers. Vimuvial will provide your whole family with health and leisure programs that will turn your annual holiday into an unforgettable revitalization of your well being. Come and find out what it's all about at Vimuvial.See more »
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Referenced in Found (2012/III)See more »
Soundtrack:
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Strikingly original, absurd and wonderfully gory horror comedy ..., 28 October 2014
Author: cafm from Australia

As an Aussie it is gratifying seeing other reviewers express their appreciation for Philip Brophy's little horror film from 1993. Brophy wears many hats as a musician, film theorist, anime authority, and busy academic working out of Melbourne's RMIT university. He's a smart cookie and his film cleverly blends satires of a variety of Australian television dramas (most notably "Neighbours", the long-running prime time Aussie soap opera set in the neighborly cul-de-sac of Ramsay Street) and 70s Aussie police procedurals. Even most of his cast come from Australian television series, such as Gerard Kennedy, the face of Crawford Productions 70s cop show, Division 4.

I was at the old Valhalla cinema back in 1993 where Brophy premiered his film to an appreciative audience who belly-laughed at the over- the-top comedy and lurid special effects that showed bodies liquifying in various imaginative ways (Brophy had previously made a film called Salt Saliva Sperm and Sweat in which he explores corporeality and Body Melt can be read as an extension of these particular thematic preoccupations). Brophy explained that he incorporated ideas he had for shorter films that appear in Body Melt as side-stories, admitting that they do not contribute towards a cohesive narrative but nevertheless fit within the thematic contact of the film. Indeed, I would argue that these moments of suburban Gothic psychedelia and outback redneck cannibalism add to the overall disorienting effect of the film.

It's nice to see people from other countries getting into this film, which deserves a higher rating than 4.3, even if some of the humour is incredibly parochial. Thanks to those who took the time to watch and appreciate this forgotten gore-laden zany little gem.

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