Machete Maidens Unleashed!
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Machete Maidens Unleashed!
In the 1960s and 70s, drive-in movie theaters and big city grindhouses were eager to book the wildest and most action-packed fare they could find, and low-budget producers were always on the lookout for something unique to offer their viewers. Many of them found it in the Philippines, a country full of exotic locations, cooperative officials and folks willing to work cheap. Local producer Eddie Romero began exporting his cut-rate horror and crime pictures to American distributors in the 60s, and before long U.S. filmmakers were traveling there to shoot crazed jungle epics, women in prison… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This unofficial sequel to Not Quite Hollywood isn't as enjoyable as that title, its selection of films is less varied and less passionately produced, but it is still a wild and hysterical time at the movies."
‑ Glenn Dunks, Trespass
"as engaging as it frequently is, Hartley's latest offers only a tourist's-eye view of its subject matter, crafting a unique, interesting documentary that fails to feel truly immersive."
‑ Todd Gilchrist, CraveOnline
"It's ultimately the same story as any Roger Corman bio, but it's a fun highlight reel."
‑ Fred Topel, Screen Junkies
"More fun from the director of NOT QUITE HOLLYWOOD. A total blast."
‑ Chris Bumbray, JoBlo's Movie Emporium
"Mr. Hartley has proven himself to be quite the excellent curator of globally tacky cinema."
‑ Scott Weinberg, FEARnet
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