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Karate-kicking midgets! Paper-mache monsters! Busty babes with blades! Filipino genre films of the '70s and '80s had it all. Boasting cheap labour, exotic scenery and non-existent health and safety regulations, the Philippines was a dreamland for exploitation filmmakers whose renegade productions were soon engulfing drive-in screens around the globe like a tidal schlock-wave! At last, the all-too-often overlooked world of drive-in filler from Manilla gets the Mark Hartley (NOT QUITE HOLLYWOOD) treatment in Machete Maidens Unleashed! This is the ultimate insiders' account of a faraway backlot where stunt men came cheap, plot was obsolete and the make-up guy was packing heat! Machete Maidens Unleashed! features interviews with cult movie icons Roger Corman, Joe Dante, John Landis, Sid Haig, Eddie Romero and a large assembly of cast, crew and critics, each with a jaw-dropping story to tell about filmmaking with no budget, no scruples, no boundaries and - more often than not - no clothes....Written by
"Machete Maidens Unleashed" turned out to be a rather entertaining documentary about the golden days of exploitation cinema. And this is definitely a documentary that is worth your time and effort to watch if you have any interest in the history of cinema.
This documentary offers a great insight into the history and evolution of the exploitation genre, and also offers some great details on the main players both in front and behind the camera. And that wide array of aspects really spiced up the documentary and kept it interesting. And it was further spiced up with lots of footage and clips from the movies, as well as good interviews with numerous people from the genre.
I learned a great many things about the exploitation genre, and many of those things really put a new perspective on the genre for me.
I especially enjoyed the in-depth interviews with the various cast, directors and production crew, as they offered some interesting views and insights into the movies, the genre and how the movies were made and what conditions people worked under back in the day.
"Machete Maidens Unleashed" proved to be a nice documentary, and it is one that I can recommend if you have any interest in the exploitation genre.
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