Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! Image
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Summary: Not Quite Hollywood is the wild, wonderful, untold story of “Ozploitation” films. It irreverently documents an era when Australian cinema got its gear off and showed the world a full-frontal explosion of sex, violence, horror and foot-to-the-floor action. Free-wheeling sex romps! Blood-soaked terror tales! High-octane action extravaganzas! They’re the main ingredients of NOT QUITE HOLLYWOOD, the first detailed examination and celebration of Australian genre cinema of the 70s and 80s. In 1971, with the introduction of the R-certificate, Australia’s censorship regime went from repressive to progressive virtually overnight. This cultural explosion gave birth to art house classics, such as PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK and MY BRILLIANT CAREER, but also spawned a group of demon-children: maverick filmmakers who braved assault from all quarters to bring films like ALVIN PURPLE, THE MAN FROM HONG KONG, PATRICK, TURKEY SHOOT and MAD MAX to the big screen. As explicit, violent and energetic as their northern cousins, Aussie genre movies presented a unique take on established conventions. In England, Italy and the grind houses and drive-ins of America, audiences applauded Australian homegrown marauding “rev heads” with brutish cars, spunky well-stacked heroines and stunts - unparalleled in their quality and extreme danger. Full of outrageous anecdotes, a large cast of local and International names and a genuine, infectious love of Australian movies, Not Quite Hollywood is a fast-moving journey through an unjustly forgotten cinematic era. (Magnolia)
Runtime: 103 min
Rating: Rated R for graphic nudity, sexuality, violence and gore, some language and drug use.
Production: Film Finance
Genre: Documentary
Countries: USA, Australia
Language: English
Home Release Date: Oct 6, 2009
Director Credit
Mark Hartley Director
Writer Credit
Mark Hartley Writer
Cast Credit
Barry Crocker Himself
Briony Behets Herself
Christine Amor Herself
Dan Burstall Himself
Glory Annen Herself
Graeme Blundell Himself
Jamie Blanks Himself
Lynette Curran Herself
Phillip Adams Himself
Richard Brennan Himself
Robin Copping Himself
Russell Boyd Himself
Steve Bisley Himself
Tom Burstall Himself
Victoria Anoux Herself
Producer Credit
Bruno Charlesworth Executive Producer
Craig Griffin Producer
Jonathan Shteinman Executive Producer
Michael Lynch Producer
Nick Batzias Executive Producer
Paul Wiegard Executive Producer
Roslyn Walker Line Producer
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