Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation!
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Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation!
Filmmaker Mark Hartley explores Australia's hidden genre in this documentary that casually casts aside "official" film history to celebrate the demented genius of director Brian Trenchard-Smith, and the exciting wave of little-known but supremely entertaining films that entertained adventurous Australian filmgoers throughout the 1970s and '80s. Every film student worth his or her weight in celluloid has seen Breaker Morant and Picnic at Hanging Rock, but what about the lesser-known gems that didn't make the film-school textbooks? In his forward to Tim Lucas' book… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 94%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This is as insightful a glimpse into a country's cinema as you're likely to see at this running time."
‑ Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
"Tarantino's enthusiasm notwithstanding, backstage gossip about movies of no importance is enough to bore even certified film geeks."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"It's almost criminal, the amount of fun filmmaker Mark Hartley has conducting this wildly salacious, enormously entertaining documentary."
‑ Kelly Vance, East Bay Express
"It's a ribald and entertaining documentary, filled with great yarns and astonishing images from not only the finished films but from the making of them."
‑ Shawn Levy, Oregonian
"As recounted in Mark Hartley's entertaining documentary, twisted imaginations went wild after the post-'60s liberation from censorship and the introduction of tax breaks."
‑ Betsy Sherman, Boston Phoenix
"It's all very foul, and completely entertaining."
‑ Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle
"If Not Quite Hollywood is not quite convincing, it is quite entertaining."
‑ Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"What's nice about a movie like this is that it gives you a sampling of this genre without making you sit down and watch hours and hours of movies."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"The onslaught of tastelessness begins even before the opening credits and continues nonstop for 103 deliciously sleazy minutes."
‑ Robert W. Butler, Kansas City Star
"It's a Documentary that's celebrating obscure films by showing a crapload of clips. I loved it! Film lovers who crave cult cinema aren't going to want to miss this opportunity to expand their knowledge."
‑ Austin Kennedy, Sin Magazine
"Not Quite Hollywood is jammed with well-preserved clips of the Aussie movies that started pushing the limits after censorship was essentially dropped in 1971."
‑ John Hartl, Seattle Times
"What's cool and always kicky is seeing a country's irreverent movie trash being treated with such, well, reverence."
‑ Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News
"If you don't already love the underground world of masochistic movies, this will be a real eye-opener."
‑ Mike Edwards, What Culture
"You'll get more bang, boobs and blood for your buck here than with any other show in town."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Not Quite Hollywood - lousy title, great peek back at the Ozploitation movement."
‑ Christian Toto, What Would Toto Watch?