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Not Quite Hollywood (2010)

Jamie Lee Curtis , Cassandra Delaney , Mark Hartley  |  R |  DVD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Jamie Lee Curtis, Cassandra Delaney, Rebecca Gilling, Gregory Harrison, Stacy Keach
  • Directors: Mark Hartley
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Magnolia Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: October 6, 2009
  • Run Time: 93 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002I41KO6
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #52,735 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Not Quite Hollywood" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Commentary with Director Mark Hartley and The Ozpoloitation Auteurs
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes
  • Quentin Tarantino Interviews Brian Trenchard-Smith
  • Audio Interview with Director Richard Franklin
  • Funding Pitches from Quentin Tarantino and John D. Lamond
  • Photo Gallery

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Free-wheeling sex romps! Blood-soaked terror tales! High-octane extravaganzas! Welcome to NOT QUITE HOLLYWOOD, the wild, wonderful story of 'OZPLOITATION'
films. Join QUENTIN TARANTINO, JAMIE LEE CURTIS, DENNIS HOPPER and many others as they take you on an irreverent journey through the 70 s and 80 s, an era when Australian cinema got its gear off and showed the world a full-frontal explosion of sex, violence, horror and foot-to-the floor action.

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars EXPLOITATION FROM DOWN UNDER October 6, 2009
Format:DVD
Most people think of two movies when they think of films from Australia. The most popular was CROCODILE DUNDEE, a film which a friend of mine from Australia says most folks there would like to forget. The other is MAD MAX.

This low budget exploitation films kick started the career of Mel Gibson as well as a slew of apocalyptic visions on film that involved car chases in rusted out, souped up, turbo charged vehicles. A world where marauding packs of gun toting savages ruled the streets until the hero came along.

But there was more to films coming from Australia than these. And the recent release NOT QUITE HOLLYWOOD celebrates those films as well as informs viewers of gems they might have missed. Comprised of clips and interviews, this well rounded documentary gives us examples of everything from sexploitation films to the already mentioned road chase flicks.

The DVD begins in the seventies when the restraints of censorship were somewhat lifted and there was an influx of films that were bawdy but harmless in the long run. Think back to films like CANDY STRIPE NURSES and STUDENT TEACHERS and you get the picture. Films that were the mainstay for many drive-ins across this country were sprouting up in Australia with a decidedly Aussie flavor.

But the rest of the world began to pick up on these gems as well. Exploitation films had arrived and were re-dubbed ozploitation. Films like ALVIN PURPLE that told the tale of a young man who women found irresistible, who all wanted to bed, started as far back as 1973. The film was so successful that it spawned a sequel. And many more films featuring over exposed men and women followed.

But it wasn't just sex that sold. There were monsters and gore films as well.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Very Fun January 18, 2011
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A great overview of a few wild years in the Aussie film scene. Will send you to your netflix que to look up some of these movies, although for a lot of these movies it's just the best bits of a bad movie that made it into the documentary. Very fun- watch it with friends and some beer.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Documentary for Shock Film Fans October 3, 2013
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This documentary is hosted by Quentin Tarantino, Jamie Lee Curtis and Dennis Hopper. It was released in 2008 and it is a very interesting look at Oz-ploitation films from the 1970's and early 1980's. Many film clips are sprinkled throughout the documentary. If you like horror or cult films you will probably enjoy this because it is a lot of fun. It's far better than many similar documentaries but it won't suit everyone. Not Quite Hollywood meets some needs because many fans of this film genre are starved for coverage and production stories anyway. It is at least a step above any slasher movie doc I have watched. Not Quite Hollywood may offend some people but if you don't like the subject matter you probably won't watch it anyway. The 70's was known for soft-core sex, gory horror, car chases and shock value in Australia (and the US). I have not seen all the Aussie films covered so if you are not an expert on Oz cinema you will appreciate the info because most of it will be new. The frequent movie clips will be enough for some people but other fans will be inspired to track down those old exploitation classics to judge the films for themselves.

Special Features: Commentary with Director Mark Hartley and The Ozploitation Auteurs, Deleted and Extended Scenes, Quentin Tarantino Interviews Brian Trenchard-Smith, Audio Interview with Director Richard Franklin, Funding Pitches from Quentin Tarantino and John D. Lamond, Photo Gallery

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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Before watching this I had never heard the term Ozploitation. Here's an eye opening look at movies many of us in North America have never seen, but can appreciate. Aussie Exploitation films share a sensibility with the Grindhouse features produced in the US, but take things to an even more bizarre level. Worth a look!
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5.0 out of 5 stars a great, fun watch that works on several levels July 2, 2012
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You can watch NOT QUITE Hollywood as an eye-opening history of a somewhat under-appreciated subgenre or as simply a "greatest hits" of mind-blowing genre film moments. You will quite literally lose track of all the boobs, explosions, car crashes, mutilations, exploding heads and insane stunts offered up here. (I wanted to immediately watch it again to see all the stuff I missed!) A fantastically entertaining documentary, highly recommended to fans of action, horror, or any kind of exploitation film.

The film serves as a great starting point to research some fun flicks (I immediately sought out TURKEY SHOOT). But if you just want to watch a string of crazy, outrageous movie moments regardless of appreciating their context, go for it. You win either way.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended for genre fans! April 26, 2012
Format:DVD
The worst part about seeing this documentary was that I found dozens of movies that I was interested in seeing only to find that most/all of them were unavailable on dvd/streaming websites!

If you are a fan of 70's cinema (horror, exploitation, low-budget comedy, etc.) then you won't be dissapointed!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SENSATIONAL DOCO August 31, 2009
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This fantastic film serves as a Valentine to the halcyon days of Aussie genre movies, indeed 'Not Quite Hollywood' is all the things that Australian movies of today aren't: Fast paced, energetic and hilariously entertaining.

Even if some of the films weren't that great, the stories about them by the people who made them are often riotously funny. And it serves up two unsung heroes of the Australian film industry in director Brian Trenchard-Smith and superhumanly tough stuntman Grant Page.

The anecdotes fly thick and fast about a more free wheeling time in Australian movies when men were men, women were women, giant feral pigs threatened the box office - while vomiting on US 80's heartthrob Gregory Harrison- and political correctness didn't exist. It's a roaring good time, fuelled by the memories of the main players on both sides of the camera.

It's also a slap in the face to the ghastly, inbred navel gazing films that are mainly the Hellspawn offspring of the government teat today. These anti audience abominations are all Oz seems interested in producing (with a few notable exceptions like 'Kenny' and 'Wolf Creek'). Part social realism, part cultural relevence (whatever the Hell that might be) and all complete tripe that can only be enjoyed by people who store their eye's in the same glass they put their teeth at night.

'Not Quite Hollywood' is something of a retrospective vaccine to all that. In fact it's transcendantly good. You don't have to be particularly interested in the subject matter to have a great time watching people having a great time making some great -and not so great- genre movies.

Highly recommended.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Aussie movie madness!
After watching this, you'll most likely want to track down each film reviewed. And it has Quentin Tarantino!
Published 24 days ago by Steven
4.0 out of 5 stars Wild old days of film making
For a brief time in the seventies Australia produced some entertaining films, mostly B grade, notable for gratuitous nudity (but not porn) and frequently lots of fake blood. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Davo
5.0 out of 5 stars Director Hartley captures another genre perfectly
Fantastic! Right up there with "Machete Maidens Unleashed." Cannot wait for Mark Hartley to take on "Cannon Films" from the wacky and wild days of the '80s.
Published 7 months ago by Frank Farina
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best films about film I've ever seen.
If you like your movies to be intense, vulgar, action packed, obscene, and just plain insane, you'll love deep dive into the explosion of Aussie film in the 1970's.
Published 9 months ago by James Hancock
1.0 out of 5 stars No words are necessary
An excuse to waste celluloid, which is what this was. And I wish I had the 20 minutes back before I shut it off.
Published 13 months ago by Paul Cooper
4.0 out of 5 stars Not Quite Hollywood but still Quite Worthwhile
Disclaimer: I viewed this film as a streaming rental, and as such, cannot comment on the audio or visual quality of this product. Read more
Published on September 20, 2011 by Bryan Byrd
1.0 out of 5 stars documentary? about what? 1969?
I buy almost anything as long its not mainstream and hoped to learn about Australian cinema. Big mistake. Read more
Published on September 3, 2011 by aferdman
5.0 out of 5 stars Videos To Add To Your List
I really liked this one. If you are a fan of 70's exploitation cinema, this one will give you a nice list of videos to look up. Read more
Published on May 10, 2011 by Kevin Theiss
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