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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

Writer:

Mark Hartley

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Phillip Adams Phillip Adams ... Himself
Glory Annen ... Herself
Christine Amor Christine Amor ... Herself
Victoria Anoux Victoria Anoux ... Herself
Briony Behets ... Herself
Steve Bisley ... Himself
Jamie Blanks ... Himself
Graeme Blundell ... Himself
Russell Boyd ... Himself
Richard Brennan Richard Brennan ... Himself
Tom Burstall Tom Burstall ... Himself
Dan Burstall Dan Burstall ... Himself
Robin Copping Robin Copping ... Himself
Barry Crocker ... Himself
Lynette Curran ... Herself
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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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The wild, untold story of OZploitation! 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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Official Sites:

Official site [Australia]

Country:

Australia | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 August 2008 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Além de Hollywood: O Melhor do Cinema Australiano See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,694, 2 August 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$19,368, 21 August 2009
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Dolby Digital

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Excellent Informative doco...
6 September 2008 | by braindead_666See all my reviews

as a lover of 'Ozploitation" films from way back, (hell im a card carrying member of the Turkey Shoot fanclub hahha) to say that Not Quite Hollywood was going to be essential viewing is quite an understatement. And so i finally made the 3 hour trek to Melbourne to see this thing and all i can say is WOW! Mark Hartley has done good with what was available to him, however there were a few other films that never got a mention that are quite vital to the "ozploitation" story.

To my knowledge COSY COOL was the first independent Aussie exploitation film, and it never even got a mention! (admitedly its not a really great "film", but is still an interesting watch).

1979 slasher flick ALISON'S BIRTHDAY never received a mention either, and quite crucially RUNNING ON EMPTY is only shown in a collage of car crashes, but nothing is said about it at all. And don't even get me started on the absence of genuine classics like STIR, THE MONEY MOVERS, LAST OF THE KNUCKLEMEN.

However it all really comes down to time. 2 hours is only really long enough to just skim the surface, which is what NQH does, and does a commendable job of it.

In my eyes there are only 2 problems with NQH, one which is inevitable.. it has to end sometime. The second is why does everyone hate Turkey Shoot so bloody much? It is a genuine classic and is definitely one of the most entertaining films to come out of Australia! In summary a commendable effort and hopefully we will get all of these films appearing on DVD (and yes i already know that most of them are)


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