MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 409 this week

Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! (2008)

7.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.7/10 from 2,649 users   Metascore: 76/100
Reviews: 31 user | 78 critic | 15 from Metacritic.com

The story of the Australian exploitation genre cinema of 1970s and 80s.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 45 titles
created 01 Apr 2011
 
a list of 24 titles
created 01 Jul 2011
 
a list of 40 titles
created 08 Jul 2011
 
a list of 24 titles
created 05 Nov 2011
 
a list of 45 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! (2008)

Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! (2008) on IMDb 7.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation!.
1 win. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

From 1970-1977, six low budget films shown at midnight transformed the way we make and watch films.

Director: Stuart Samuels
Stars: John Waters, Ben Barenholtz, Alejandro Jodorowsky
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A documentary about the history of exploitation movies, from the silent movie era to the 1970s.

Director: Elijah Drenner
Stars: Robert Forster, Eric Schaefer, Eddie Muller
Documentary | Action | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A one-of-a-kind story about two-of-a-kind men who (for better or worse) changed film forever.

Director: Mark Hartley
Stars: Alex Winter, Molly Ringwald, Dolph Lundgren
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A documentary on DIY producer/director Roger Corman and his alternative approach to making movies in Hollywood.

Director: Alex Stapleton
Stars: Roger Corman, Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino
Long Weekend (1978)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

When a suburban couple go camping for the weekend at a remote beach, they discover that nature isn't in an accommodating mood.

Director: Colin Eggleston
Stars: John Hargreaves, Briony Behets, Mike McEwen
Stone (1974)
Action | Drama | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Members of the Grave Diggers Motorcycle Club are being knocked off one by one, and someone needs to find out why! Sandy Harbutt's timeless Australian cult film about a bunch of renegades riding Kawasaki 900s.

Director: Sandy Harbutt
Stars: Ken Shorter, Sandy Harbutt, Deryck Barnes
Dragon Flies (1975)
Action | Drama | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Hong Kong Inspector Fang Sing Leng travels to Australia to extradite a drug dealer. When the hood is assassinated on his way to court, everyone suspects Jack Wilton, a crime lord who the local police haven't been able to pick up.

Directors: Brian Trenchard-Smith, Yu Wang
Stars: Yu Wang, George Lazenby, Hugh Keays-Byrne
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

MAKE IT FUNKY! tells the story of New Orleans through words, sound and picture in this extraordinary documentary featuring the best of New Orleans' musicians, plus special guests Ahmet Ertegun, Bonnie Raitt, and Keith Richards.

Director: Michael Murphy
Stars: Aaron Neville, Allen Toussaint, Amadee Castenell
Road Games (1981)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A truck driver plays a cat-and-mouse game with a mysterious serial killer who uses a young female hitchhiker as bait to lure victims on a desolate Australian highway.

Director: Richard Franklin
Stars: Stacy Keach, Jamie Lee Curtis, Marion Edward
Documentary | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

American Scary is a look at the nation's tradition of horror hosting, from Ghoulardi to Ghoul-A-Go-Go. Follow this American folk art form from its glamorous beginnings, through repeated ... See full summary »

Director: John E. Hudgens
Stars: Mike Price, Joseph Fotinos, George 'E-Gor' Chastain
Action | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

In the near future, drive-in theatres are turned into concentration camps for the undesirable and unemployed. The prisoners don't really care to escape because they are fed and they have a ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith
Stars: Ned Manning, Natalie McCurry, Peter Whitford
Next of Kin (1982)
Horror | Thriller | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In a rest home for elderly people, a daughter reads her mother's diary. Soon events that are mentioned in the mother's diary begin to happen to the daughter.

Director: Tony Williams
Stars: Jacki Kerin, John Jarratt, Alex Scott
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Phillip Adams ...
Himself
Glory Annen ...
Herself
Christine Amor ...
Herself
Victoria Anoux ...
Herself
Briony Behets ...
Herself
...
Himself
...
Himself
Graeme Blundell ...
Himself
...
Himself
Richard Brennan ...
Himself
Tom Burstall ...
Himself
Dan Burstall ...
Himself
Robin Copping ...
Himself
Barry Crocker ...
Himself
Lynette Curran ...
Herself
Edit

Storyline

The story of "Ozploitation" movies - a time when Australian cinema showed an explosion of sex, violence, horror and action. Includes anecdotes, lessons in maverick filmmaking and a genuine love of Australian movies. It moves through Aussie genre cinema of the 70s and early 80s - claiming it's an unjustly forgotten cinematic era of boobs, pubes, tubes... and even a little kung fu. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Finally a documentary full of gratuitous nudity, senseless violence, car crashes ... and a bit of kung fu. See more »

Genres:

Documentary

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for graphic nudity, sexuality, violence and gore, some language and drug use | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

28 August 2008 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Além de Hollywood: O Melhor do Cinema Australiano  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$4,694 (USA) (31 July 2009)

Gross:

$19,368 (USA) (21 August 2009)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Features Fair Game (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Living In The 70s
Written by Greg Macainsh
Performed by Skyhooks
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Don't miss this
20 November 2008 | by (Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile) – See all my reviews

This is an excellent documentary on the "Oz-ploitation" films of the 1970's and 80's. It covers a number of genres from sexploitation comedies ("Alvin Purple") to horror ("Patrick", "Long Weekend") to Down-Under Westerns ("Mad Dog Morgan") to auto-obsessed action flicks ("Mad Max"). They interview many of the directors/producers of these films including Brian Trenchant-Smith, Richard Franklin, Tony Ginane, and John Le Monde. They also interview a number of the English and American "name" actors (Jamie Lee Curtis, Stacy Keach, Dennis Hopper, Steve Railsback, George Lazenby) that came to work in Australian exploitation during this time. They all have some funny stories to tell (a drug-addled Dennis Hopper managed to wreak havoc even in the hard-drinking Australian outback). They even interview many of the local Aussie stuntmen and T-and-A queens, who certainly made their own daring contributions to these films. Moreover though, there are A LOT of clips from these films, and they serve to make this documentary more fast-moving and entertaining than most of the movies it covers.

It's unfortunate that many of the important figures from that era have died, like actor/director David Hemmings, but even they show up in archival footage. It also might have been nice to hear from people like Jenny Agutter and Olivia Hussey, who both made some memorable films Down Under. The omnipresent Quentin Tarantino, on the hand, had nothing to do with Australian films, but he certainly is VERY knowledgeable about them.

The only disappointing thing about this is the short shrift it gives to the more arty Australian films of this era--"Walkabout" is represented only by a single full-frontal still of Jenny Agutter, and some of the interviewees refer disparagingly to films like "Picnic at Hanging Rock". It's understandable that some of these "exploitation hacks" would resent the more arty, "culturally important" Australian films that received most of the international recognition (and government support), but the line between exploitation and art is a lot less clear than it's made out to be sometimes. Peter Weir who directed art films like "Picnic" and "The Last Wave" also directed much more straight-forward 70's genre films like "The Cars that Ate Paris" and "The Plumber". And if you look at the career of someone like Canadian David Cronenberg, it's certainly possible in many countries to start out as a genre/exploitation director and become an arty, more mainstream one. These resentments were more the result perhaps of the Australian film financing policies of the era than of any real differences between the two kinds of film. Whatever the case, this definitely an entertaining documentary. Don't miss it.


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
More DVDs on way???? mattslittlebrother
The 2-disc Aussie DVD is great, but... johnnycourageous
Anyone else here really want to make action movies after seeing this? Conrad_Jupiters
anyone know what this secne this movie is from whitelion45
Seen any Ozploitation films?? Bleste123
Beach scene - which movie? smithsmith182

Contribute to This Page