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

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



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


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

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



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

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Além de Hollywood: O Melhor do Cinema Australiano  »

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$19,368 (USA) (21 August 2009)

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Had a Subsequent Profound Effect On Taratino and His Films
20 October 2013 | by (Pasto, Colombia) – See all my reviews

........................................................from Pasto,Colombia...Via: L.A. CA...and ORLANDO, FL

If you like Quentin Tarantino, you'll simply Love NOT QUITE Hollywood! There are many contributing/ participating narrators, but Tarantino has, by far, the most ON-SCREEN time. (Storyline Blurb doesn't even mention his crucial participation!)

This extremely entertaining and informative low-budget documentary traces the revival of the Australian film industry, which all but died at the mid-30's Pacific onset of WWII, from its fledgling late 60's re-birth, through its multi-faceted heyday in the 70's and early 80's.

Initially, NOT QUITE seemed determined to go the direction of a soft-core documentary, but this was only during the initial 20 to 25 minutes. In the early and mid-70's, the industry saw nudity and sex as an easy road to making big Aussie Dollars! Be forewarned, however... There's a LOT of frontal nudity and some mildly simulated sex during this opening segment!

Throughout, CLIPS from SCORES of films appear, some from movies considered rather mainstream like MAD MAX and RAZORBACK, but the vast majority are from obscure cult classics like '78's PATRICK and '79's LONG WEEKEND, or totally unknown, never released in the U.S. or on DVD, titles like The CHAIN REACTION-'80 and MANGO TREE-'77.

NOT QUITE is truly a veritable treasure trove of early Aussie Titles! I'm not the BIGGEST Tarantino fan on the planet, but most of his films are GREAT. On a personal level; he's one of my favorite famous people. Talk about not being affected by fame! He's a joy to watch! Despite being in his mid-40's, he's the same rather nerdy, little-kid-at-heart, goof-ball genius he was when he burst onto the entertainment scene nearly 25 years ago, God Bless him! A Must See for ALL "GENRE" and history of cinema Buffs! 9*.....ENJOY/DISFRUTELA!

Any comments, questions or observations, in English o en Español, are most welcome!

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