Oh, those crazy Aussies and their crazy 1970s filmmaking renaissance. Check out a red band trailer for Mark Hartley’s Aussie film industry documentary “Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation!” With a title like that, how could you resist? Okay, you could resist, but you probably shouldn’t. If you love movies, this thing is a must-see. Or if that doesn’t do it, there are plenty of boobies to gawk at. Red Band trailer for “Not Quite Hollywood” below.
Welcome to NOT QUITE HOLLYWOOD” – the wild, wonderful, untold story of OZPLOITATION cinema a time when Australian cinema got its gear off and showed the world a full-frontal explosion of sex, violence, horror and foot-to-the-floor, full bore action!
This is not your usual documentary full of boring anecdotes by dull historians, instead these are the real stories from the people who were there – wild, trail-blazing cinematic mavericks who snubbed their nose at authority, made their own rules and in the process introduced the car chase, karate kick, BMX bikes and water-bed to Oz cinema.
Jam packed full of outrageous anecdotes, lessons in guerrilla-style filmmaking, a smattering of International names (including Ozploitation devotee Quentin Tarantino) and a genuine, infectious love of Australian cinema, NOT QUITE HOLLYWOOD is a pacy, entertaining, journey through a forgotten cinematic era unashamedly packed full of boobs, pubes, tubes and a little kung fu.
The doc has already been released in Australia last year, but is currently playing the festival circuits in the States. I predict a limited run in theaters before you can find it on DVD and cable.