"Raunchy, lightning-paced, hilariously gonzo documentary"
JEANNETTE CATSOULIS, NY Times
"For two glorious hours, Not Quite Hollywood returns us to a time when the price of admission was cheap and the thrills even cheaper."
"Way, way, way too much fun..."
Todd Brown, Twitchfilm
"It's a party for your eyes and memory banks."
Dave Poland, Movie City News
"The infectious love the nearly 100 interviewees have for one country's shameful output—and the insane collection of violent, perverse and downright mind-bending clips included here—makes the viewer want to dash onto the nearest computer and start tracking these lost classics down immediately. I know my Netflix queue will be stockpiled with Aussie trash cinema for months to come! You can't ask for more than that!!!"
Tex Massacre, Bloody Disgusting
NOT QUITE HOLLYWOOD is the wild, wonderful, untold story of "OZPLOITATION" films. It irreverently documents 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.
Free-wheeling sex romps! Blood-soaked terror tales! High-octane action extravaganzas! They're the main ingredients of NOT QUITE HOLLYWOOD, the first detailed examination and celebration of Australian genre cinema of the 70s and 80s.
In 1971, with the introduction of the R-certificate, Australia's censorship regime went from repressive to progressive virtually overnight. This cultural explosion gave birth to art house classics, such as PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK and MY BRILLIANT CAREER, but also spawned a group of demon-children: maverick filmmakers who braved assault from all quarters to bring films like ALVIN PURPLE, THE MAN FROM HONG KONG, PATRICK, TURKEY SHOOT and MAD MAX to the big screen.
As explicit, violent and energetic as their northern cousins, Aussie genre movies presented a unique take on established conventions. In England, Italy and the grind houses and drive-ins of America, audiences applauded Australian homegrown marauding "rev heads" with brutish cars, spunky well-stacked heroines and stunts - unparalleled in their quality and extreme danger.
Full of outrageous anecdotes, a large cast of local and International names and a genuine, infectious love of Australian movies, NOT QUITE HOLLYWOOD is a fast-moving journey through an unjustly forgotten cinematic era.