Being a fan of both documentaries and exploitation films, when I stumbled upon this little gem, it (almost) immediately became mine. I took it home and lost myself in the glory of the world of oddball Australian cinema. I was familiar with some of the films which they delved into, but nowhere near all of them. The films in question run the gamut from action to sexploitation, to horror, to what the heck is that? Clips of films are presented along with expert commentary on pretty much all of the films. True, some of the films are very lowbrow, but some of them should definitely be viewed by anyone who has a taste for the bizarre. I'd never really given Ozploitation films a thought until I saw this wonderful documentary, but just like Janet sang in the Rocky Horror Picture Show, "I've tasted blood and I want more (more, more, more)". If you're a fan of Australian cinema, or a fan of exploitation films, or are just looking for a way to kill some time and maybe even learn something in the process, step right up, have I got just the thing for you, you might just end up roaming the aisles looking for that copy of Road Games or Barry McKenzie hold his own.
Explore the unofficial history of Australian cult film with this provocative documentary on the Ozploitation flicks of the 1970s and '80s. Filmmaker Mark Hartley explores the violence, sex and nudity rampant during this period of lax restrictions. Jam-packed with film clips, poster art and international advertisements, the film also features anecdotes from numerous celebrities about this dynamic period in Australian cinema.