Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild Untold Story of Ozploitation!

(Mark Hartley, 2008) doco


I’m very grateful to Mark Hartley, the director of Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! (2008). To make his documentary about the genre films of the 1970s and 1980s he has had access to about sixty features and a similar number of film-makers and actors. Of course, it’s all sensationalised in presentation and quite a bit of it is disgusting. But for me the point is to be able actually to see for the first time bits of some films that have never been released on DVD and of which I thought I would never see any (bits). I’ll give just the one example for now: Philippe Mora’s The Return of Captain Invincible (1983). Tho some of Mora’s films are sold on disk ostensibly as part of the ‘Philippe Mora Collection’, this one is not among them, tho Mad Dog Morgan (1976) and Howling III: The Marsupials (1987) are.

Films which are identified and from which clips are taken for this film, in the order shown.

Age of Consent (Michael Powell, 1969)
Ned Kelly (Tony Richardson, 1970)
Wake in Fright (Ted Kotcheff, 1971) aka Outback (US)
Walkabout (Nicholas Roeg, 1971)

Ockers, Knockers, Pubes and Tubes

The Naked Bunyip (John B. Murray, 1970)
Stork (Tim Burstall, 1971)
The Adventures of Barry McKenzie (Bruce Beresford, 1972)
Barry McKenzie Holds His Own (Bruce Beresford, 1974)
Number 96 (Peter Barnardos, 1974)
Alvin Purple (Tim Burstall, 1973)
Alvin Rides Again (David Bilcock & Robin Copping, 1974)
Eliza Fraser (Tim Burstall, 1976)
Australia After Dark (John D. Lamond, 1974)
ABC of Love and Sex Australian Style (John D. Lamond, 1978)
Felicity (John D. Lamond, 1979)
Plugg (Terry Bourke, 1975)
Inn of the Damned (Terry Bourke, 1975)
Breakfast in Paris (John D. Lamond, 1982)
True Story of Eskimo Nell, The (Richard Franklin, 1975)
Hoodwink (Claude Whatham, 1981)
Centrespread (Tony Paterson, 1981)
Fantasm ('Richard Bruce' [Richard Franklin], 1976)
Razorback (Russell Mulcahy, 1984)
Fantasm Comes Again ('Eric Ram' [Colin Eggleston], 1977)
Pacific Banana (John D. Lamond, 1981)
Picnic at Hanging Rock (Peter Weir, 1975)

Comatose Killers and Outback Chillers

Inn of the Damned (Terry Bourke, 1975)
Lady Stay Dead (Terry Bourke, 1980)
Brothers (Terry Bourke, 1982)
Patrick (Richard Franklin, 1978)
Patrick vive ancora (Mario Landi, 1980) Italian ripoff
Long Weekend (Colin Eggleston, 1978)
Snapshot (Simon Wincer, 1979)
Thirst (Rod Hardy, 1979)
Harlequin (Simon Wincer, 1980)
Survivor, The (David Hemmings, 1981)
Roadgames (Richard Franklin, 1981)
Wolf Creek (Greg McLean, 2005)
Nightmares (John D. Lamond, 1980)
Howling 3: The Marsupials (Philippe Mora, 1987)
Razorback (Russell Mulcahy, 1984)
Rogue (Greg McLean, 2007)
Dark Age (Arch Nicholson, 1987)
Next of Kin (Tony Williams, 1982)

High Octane Disasters and Kung Fu Masters

Stone (Sandy Harbutt, 1974)
Mad Dog Morgan (Philippe Mora, 1976)
The Man from Hong Kong (Brian Trenchard-Smith, 1975)
Deathcheaters (Brian Trenchard-Smith, 1976)
Stunt Rock (Brian Trenchard-Smith, 1978)
Mad Max ([Dr] George Miller, 1979)
Saw (James Wan, 2004)
Chain Reaction, The (Ian Barry, 1980)
Midnite Spares (Quentin Masters, 1983)
Race for the Yankee Zephyr (David Hemmings, 1981)
Turkey Shoot (Brian Trenchard-Smith, 1982)
BMX Bandits (Brian Trenchard-Smith, 1983)
Fair Game (Mario Andreacchio, 1986)
Sky Pirates (Colin Eggleston, 1986)
Return of Captain Invincible, The (Philippe Mora, 1983)
Dead End Drive-In (Brian Trenchard-Smith, 1986)
Bloodmoon (Alec Mills, 1990) aka Blood Moon
Wolf Creek (Greg McLean, 2005)


Entry in the Directory of World Cinema
Entry in IMDb
IMDb page with list of films cited


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