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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.

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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 ... 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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References Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) See more »

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Sky High
Written by Clive Scott and Des Dyer
Performed by Jigsaw
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wonderful documentary, and very funny
29 August 2008 | by dolphins-15See all my reviews

Thoroughly enjoyable - a few notes I made afterwards follow, including quotes from my wife First section of the movie covered how the new R-rating allowed an explosion in the Australian film industry. Specifically, as much nudity ( boobs, pubes, and tubes ) as the filmmakers could squeeze in...

"And here was me thinking Australian film in the 70s was prudish." On John Holmes rather, ah, prominent role in the doco - Australia's first exposure to him ( or possibly the other way around )

"Wouldn't his head implode when he got an erection?" and about paying to see the movies covered

"We're supporting the Australian film industry!"

"Given that quite a few of those movie were made to *lose* money...." The stories about the incredibly lax safety procedures at these flicks were pretty alarming. Take just one example from Mad Max ( where the head stuntman arrived on his first day with one limb already broken! ).

Do you recall the shot in that movie, from the motorcyclist's POV, where the bike is screaming along the highway and the odometer is hitting 180? The director got that shot by leaning over the motorcyclist's shoulder with a camera. Helmet? Hell no - protective equipment is for sane people.

Tarantino's excited fan-boy bouncing was amusing.

Regarding one of the very few movies they covered that I actually recall seeing ( I may well have seen more but have protected myself by blanking the memory ) - Razorback. I wonder if this movie is the reason my old D&D group would blithely deal with a pack of animated skeletons, but leg it for the nearest tree when an ordinary wild boar showed up? Also - The Return of Captain Invincible? Australia made a superhero musical? All I can say is that Australia made some amazingly bad movies, *that actually managed to get theatrical release*. Still, it made me miss the old days of drive-in cinema, even if the only one I recall seeing at such a cinema was Death Race 2000 ( the exploding baby scene - which I still find hugely funny).

If you have any interest in Australia's contribution to cinematic immortality, you have to see this documentary :D


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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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Color | Black and White (archive footage)

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1.85 : 1
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