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

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28 August 2008 (Australia)  »

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Além de Hollywood: O Melhor do Cinema Australiano  »

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$4,694 (USA) (2 August 2009)

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$19,368 (USA) (21 August 2009)
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An absolute must see.
22 August 2008 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Fantastic! A great documentary focusing on a long unsung faction of cult cinema known as Ozploitation. Tarantino features heavily as an expert of the genre. As an Australian, it's scary watching how a foreigner could have so much knowledge and enthusiasm for films that have been almost purposely forgotten in their own homeland.

Like any good documentary, it's a real eye opening experience to get an insight into the lost world of blood, bikers and boobs. The directors, actors and those influenced (Greg McLean (Wolf Creek/Rouge), James Wan and Leigh Whannell (Saw)) share the stories of a fledgling film industry that embraced a Guerrilla style of film-making that stuck it to the stuffy cinema elite that wished they would disappear.

An absolute must watch for anybody who thinks they're an expert on cult/trash cinema.


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