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

Release Date: July 31st, 2009

DVD Release Date: October 6th, 2009

R|1 hr 43 min

Plot Summary
As Australian cinema broke through to international audiences in the 1970s through respected art house films like Peter Weir's "Picnic At Hanging Rock," a new underground of low-budget exploitation filmmakers were turning out considerably less highbrow fare. Documentary filmmaker Mark Hartley explores this unbridled era of sex and violence, complete with clips from some of the scene's most outrageous flicks and interviews with the renegade filmmakers themselves.

Cast: Gregory Harrison, Dennis Hopper, John Jarratt, Barry Humphries, Stacy Keach, Quentin Tarantino, Henry Thomas, Russell Boyd

Director: Mark Hartley

Genres: Documentary

Distributors: Magnolia Pictures

Keywords: 1970s, Lighthearted, Transformation, 2000s, Office, Underdog, 1980s, Creative

Ratings & Reviews

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  • You might not want to watch all of "The ABC of Love and Sex Australian Style," "Turkey Shoot" or "The True Story of Eskimo Nell," but the clips on view in "Not Quite Hollywood" are a hoot. show more

  • Beyond mere titillation -- and some good-natured laughs at the expense of genre cliches -- Not Quite Hollywood has a sociological edge. show more

  • A survey of the week wouldn't be complete without a left-handed salute--not to be confused with a backhanded compliment--to the gleeful rubbish of Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! show more

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