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

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Himself - Director, Animal House
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Himself - Director, Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers
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Herself - Director, Mi Vida Loca
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Himself - Director, Gremlins
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Himself - Director, Scum of the Earth
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Himself - Director, Wizard of Gore
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Himself - Director, Cujo
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Himself - Actor, The Last House on the Left
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Himself - Actor, Foxy Brown
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Himself - Director, Coffy & Foxy Brown
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This documentary explores the hidden history of the American Exploitation Film. The movie digs deep into this often overlooked category of U.S. cinema and unearths the shameless and occasionally shocking origins of this popular entertainment. Written by Anonymous

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Giving Audiences What They Want Since the Dawn of Motion Pictures.

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$986 (USA) (4 February 2011)

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$4,584 (USA) (4 February 2011)
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The makers of this documentary originally planned on doing a movie on Jack Hill, but when that didn't work out they decided to make this film instead. See more »

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Grindhouse from the beginning to present day
6 August 2011 | by (Leesburg, FL) – See all my reviews

I love grindhouse films, especially the gore of Herschell Gordon Lewis, horror like The Last House on the Left, and exploitation films, whether they be blaxploitation, women in prison films, and even nunsploitation.

I guess that makes me weird, but grindhouse films in various forms have existed from the birth of motion pictures. Films like Maniac, Reefer Madness, and more have titillated moviegoers for almost 100 years.

This documentary does an excellent job of reviewing exploitation from the beginning, complete with uncensored clips from the movies they talk about.

If grindhouse is something you are not familiar with, then this documentary will enlighten you. It is for all those who want to know more.


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