An affectionate, hilarious sex-and-violence studded celebration of the 'Ozploitation' films the 70s and 90s. With George Miller, Quentin Tarantino and a cast of thousands.
Screened as part of NZIFF 2008
After watching Not Quite Hollywood, Mark Hartley's affectionate, hilarious ode to the wonderful "Ozploitation" films of the 70s and 80s, it's likely you'll be scouring your video stores for movies by hitherto unsung directors such as Richard Franklin and Brian Trenchard-Smith. Stuffed with film clips that'll rouse your appetite for Ocker-style drive-in sex and violence, Not Quite Hollywood really astounds with its eye-opening line-up of interviews with prominent actors, writers and directors of the period. Naturally, Ozploitation fanatic Tarantino pops up for a word or two. Essential viewing for genre buffs, this is an entertaining and exceptionally well-researched appreciation of a time in Aussie filmmaking that's gone unnoticed for too long, arguing that for every prestigious classic like Picnic at Hanging Rock, there is an outrageously trashy gem like Turkey Shoot waiting to be discovered. — AY