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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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Phillip Adams Phillip Adams ... Self
Glory Annen ... Self
Christine Amor 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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a gold mine
18 March 2009 | by jonathan-577See all my reviews

Subtitled "The Wild, Untold Story of Ozsploitation", and that's what we get: a 100-minute cavalcade of all (?) the dizzy highlights of Australian exploitation cinema. The parceling into sex comedy/horror/action subheadings serves the material quite nicely, giving us a broad view of the aesthetic: ideologically working class, plain-spoken, and very male. That latter point is given just enough emphasis as the female participants offer their diverse bewildered reactions to the paces the filmmakers put them through, without getting all superior; the one pompous ass film critic who tries THAT trick is roasted on a spit. There's a lot of initiative, energy, and inspiration on display in this exhausting avalanche of quick clips; I was writing down titles like a mad man, there's a lot of stuff I'd never heard of that I'm dying to see. Genre film-making is presented, rhetorically, as a polar alternative to the classy upmarketing of familiar exports like Peter Weir, Bruce Beresford et al...even though Beresford was responsible for the Barry McKenzie series and Weir bequeathed us The Cars That Eat People. But dichotomy or not, I can tell you with certainty that Patrick has now jumped The Last Wave on my must-see list. Quentin Tarantino is dispensed in quantity, but I didn't get annoyed; he knows of what he speaks, and he's well-mixed with the folks who were there.


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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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Opening Weekend USA:

$4,694, 2 August 2009

Gross USA:

$21,152

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$180,957
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1.85 : 1
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