A roller-coaster ride through the history of American exploitation films, ranging from Roger Corman's sci-fi and horror monster movies, 1960s beach movies, H.G. Lewis' gore-fests, William ... See full summary »
A roller-coaster ride through the history of American exploitation films, ranging from Roger Corman's sci-fi and horror monster movies, 1960s beach movies, H.G. Lewis' gore-fests, William Castle's schlocky theatrical gimmicks, to 1970s blaxploitation, pre-"Deep Throat" sex tease films, Russ Meyer's bosom-heavy masterpieces, etc, etc. Over 25 interviews of the greatest purveyors of weird films of all kind from 1940 to 1975. Illustrated with dozens of films clips, trailers, extra footage, etc. This documentary as a shorter companion piece focusing on exploitation king David F. Friedman. Written by
I have always been a huge fan of the exploitation film and this fascinating documentary is the perfect showcase for them. It is packed with funny and insightful interviews with famous exploitation film directors and loads of footage of various kinds of exploiters, from 50's monster movies to violence horror films.The most interesting part about Ed Wood, who all the directors describe as a 'genius'.
If you previously had no interest in these sort of films prior to seeing this, I guarantee you'll appreciate them after watching it. You'll definitely want to go out and rent some.
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