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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

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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Finally a documentary full of gratuitous nudity, senseless violence, car crashes ... and a bit of kung fu. See more »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Color:

Color
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References Halloween (1978) See more »

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Black Eyed Bruiser
Written by Harry Vanda and George Young
Performed by Stevie Wright
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A one of a kind documentary
22 August 2009 | by preppy-3See all my reviews

Documentary of Australian exploitation films from the late 1970s to the early 1980s. They're presented in three section--the sex movies, the horror movies and the action movies. There's generous clips from various movies with LARGE doses of nudity (male and female), sex, blood and gore (I'm really surprised this got by with an R rating). There's also some very interesting interviews with the directors, producers, film critics and actors from the various films. Quentin Tarantino introduces each film.

I was looking forward to this a lot. I love exploitation films and thought this might be fun. It was--but I felt it was lacking somewhat. For one thing Tarantino gets annoying. It seems he loves each and every film which I question ("Road Games" is one of the most boring "thrillers" I've seen). Also with the exception of a few I haven't seen any of these films. They do explain them and why they're here--but I didn't know what EXACTLY they were talking about. The best parts were the interviews with the actors and actresses who talk about why they did the films and how they feel about them. It was especially surprising to see Jamie Lee Curtis discussing "Road Games"! This is (obviously) for a very limited audience but it is fun and interesting. Just quite lacking something to put it over. I wanted to like it so much more but, as it stands, I can only give it a 7.


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