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Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation!

by Coheed 2.5
Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! by Coheed 2.5
‘Free-wheelin’ sex romps! Bloodsoaked 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 arthouse 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,… Read more

‘Free-wheelin’ sex romps! Bloodsoaked 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 arthouse 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 grindhouses and Drive-ins of America, audiences applauded our homegrown marauding revheads with brutish cars, our spunky well-stacked heroines and our 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 that was unashamedly packed full of boobs, pubes, tubes… and even a little kung fu.’

From the official website of the film – http://www.notquitehollywood.com.au/

Pre-Ozploitation:

Wake in Fright, 1971

Sexploitation:

The Naked Bunyip, 1970
Stork, 1971
The Adventures of Barry McKenzie, 1972
Alvin Purple, 1973
Alvin Rides Again, 1974
Barry McKenzie Holds His Own, 1974
Australia After Dark, 1975
Eliza Fraser, 1976
Felicity, 1978

Number 96, 1972-1977
The ABC of Love and Sex Australia Style, 1978
The True Story of Eskimo Nell, 1974
Hoodwink, 1981
Centrespread, 1981
Fantasm, 1976
Fantasm Comes Again, 1977
Pacific Banana, 1980

Blood and Guts:

Night of Fear, 1972
Inn of the Damned, 1974
Patrick, 1976
Long Weekend, 1978
Snapshot, aka Day After Halloween, 1979
Thirst, 1979
Harlequin, 1980
Road Games, 1981
Strange Behavior aka. Dead Kids, 1981
Next of Kin, 1981
Razorback, 1984
Howling III: The Marsupials, 1987

Lady Stay Dead, 1982
Brothers, 1982
The Survivor, 1980
Nightmares, 1980
Dark Age, 1985
Blood Moon, 1990

Action, Cars and Fists:

Stone, 1974
Mad Dog Morgan, 1976
The Man from Hong Kong, 1975
Death Cheaters, 1976
Stunt Rock, 1978
Mad Max, 1979
Chain Reaction, 1979
Turkey Shoot, 1981
Race for the Yankee Zephyr, 1981
The Return of Captain Invincible, 1982
Midnight Spares, 1982
BMX Bandits, 1983
Fair Game, 1985
Dead End Drive-In, 1985
Sky Pirates, 1986

Modern Ozploitation:

Undead, 2003
Wolf Creek, 2004
Rogue, 2007
Storm Warning, 2007

BOLD = Not on the Auteurs yet

[Still under construction]

Thank you to Max J. Pell and Apocalypse Salem for their significant contributions to creating this list. Read less