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Year: 2008
UK: Optimum Releasing
Cast: Phillip Adams, Christine Amor, Jamie Blanks, Broderick Crawford, Quentin Tarantino, Alan Arkin, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dennis Hopper, Stacy Keach, George Lazenby, Christopher Lee
Director: Mark Hartley
Country: Australia
UK: 103 mins
UK Certificate: 18 contains strong sexualised nudity, violence and horror
UK Release Date: 13 March 2009 (Limited Release - London, ICA)
UK DVD Release: 30 March 2009



This documentary's strap line - The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation - gives you a better idea of the direction in which this deliriously disreputable documentary takes us. 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. 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.


Extras: Commentary with Mark Hartley and Oxploitation auteurs / Ozploitation panel at MIFF / Quentin Tarantino speaks with Brian Trenchard-Smith / UK Exclusive Interview with Mark Hartley

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