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

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

Director:

Mark Hartley

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Mark Hartley
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Phillip Adams Phillip Adams ... Self
Glory Annen ... Self
Christine Amor Christine Amor ... Self
Victoria Anoux Victoria Anoux ... Self
Briony Behets ... Self
Steve Bisley ... Self
Jamie Blanks ... Self
Graeme Blundell ... Self
Russell Boyd ... Self
Richard Brennan Richard Brennan ... Self
Tom Burstall Tom Burstall ... Self
Dan Burstall Dan Burstall ... Self
Robin Copping Robin Copping ... Self
Barry Crocker ... Self
Lynette Curran ... Self
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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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29 August 2008 | by GhostXXXSee all my reviews

I have wanted to see this film since I saw it advertised at the Melbourne Film festival so naturally I had to see it opening night when it came to my local cinema, I saw it last night and what can I say, it was fantastic, I had no idea that Australia made so many films in the 70's and 80's.

The film features interviews with a lot of Australian directors, filmmakers, critics, some A list Hollywood actors and even Quentin Tarantino, who has an unbelievable knowledge of Australian exploitation cinema.

The film explores the good, the bad and the ugly of Australian genre films. There is no doubt that there were some pretty dodgy ones made at the time but there is no denying that there were also some real gems made as well, it's just a shame that they seemed to do better overseas than they did here.

Weather you are interested in Australian film, Australian culture, or just film in general I highly recommend seeing this film. Listening to the filmmakers stories about how they made there films is both amusing and inspiring.

Over all this is a fun movie that should be seen in the theater.


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Country:

Australia | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 August 2008 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,694, 2 August 2009

Gross USA:

$21,152

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$180,957
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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