7.7/10
3,552
35 user 98 critic

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

Writer:

Mark Hartley

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Prime Video

ON DISC
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A fast moving odyssey into the subterranean world of the rarely explored province of Filipino genre filmmaking.

Director: Mark Hartley
Stars: Roger Corman, John Landis, Pete Tombs
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The history of the independent film company, The Cannon Film Group, Inc..

Director: Mark Hartley
Stars: Sam Firstenberg, David Paulsen, Luigi Cozzi
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

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

Director: Elijah Drenner
Stars: Robert Forster, Eric Schaefer, Eddie Muller
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A documentary analyzing the furore which so-called "video nasties" caused in Britain during the 1980s.

Director: Jake West
Stars: Julian Petley, Marc Morris, Andy Nyman
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A documentary on DIY producer/director Roger Corman and his alternative approach to making movies in Hollywood.

Director: Alex Stapleton
Stars: Roger Corman, Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A documentary capturing the modern day VHS culture and VHS collectors.

Directors: Dan M. Kinem, Levi Peretic
Stars: Lloyd Kaufman, Anthony Timpone, Keith J. Crocker
Long Weekend (1978)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

When a suburban couple go camping for the weekend at a remote beach, they discover that nature isn't in an accommodating mood.

Director: Colin Eggleston
Stars: John Hargreaves, Briony Behets, Mike McEwen
Stone (1974)
Action | Drama | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Members of the Grave Diggers Motorcycle Club are being knocked off one by one, and someone needs to find out why! Sandy Harbutt's timeless Australian cult film about a bunch of renegades riding Kawasaki 900s.

Director: Sandy Harbutt
Stars: Deryck Barnes, Sandy Harbutt, Hugh Keays-Byrne
Rewind This! (2013)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Home video changed the world. The cultural and historical impact of the VHS tape was enormous. This film traces the ripples of that impact by examining the myriad aspects of society that were altered by the creation of videotape.

Director: Josh Johnson
Stars: Ben Jousan, David Gregory, Micah Matthews
Turkey Shoot (1982)
Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Deviants are held at a rehabilitation fortress until they're set into a deadly game of survival, in the hopes of returning to world society.

Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith
Stars: Steve Railsback, Olivia Hussey, Michael Craig
Road Games (1981)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A truck driver plays a cat-and-mouse game with a mysterious serial killer on a desolate Australian highway.

Director: Richard Franklin
Stars: Stacy Keach, Jamie Lee Curtis, Marion Edward
Action | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

In the near future, a teenage couple are trapped in a drive-in theater which has become a concentration camp for social outcasts. The inmates are treated to drugs, exploitation films, junk food, and new wave music.

Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith
Stars: Ned Manning, Natalie McCurry, Peter Whitford
Edit

Cast

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
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Finally an Aussie film packed full of boobs, pubes, tubes ... and a bit of kung fu. See more »

Genres:

Documentary

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

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 »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,694, 2 August 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$19,368, 21 August 2009
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Shadow Boxer
Written by John Brewster, Doc Neeson, and Rick Brewster (as Richard Brewster)
Performed by The Angels
Courtesy of Albert Productions
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
wonderful documentary, and very funny
29 August 2008 | by DrhozSee 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


7 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 35 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed