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OZPLOITATION TRAILER EXPLOSION (Severin/Intervision DVD) – Party’s Not Over! It’s Only Just Begun

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on 07/09/2014 by Dr. Jimmy Terror

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I adore a good trailer reel, and I’m not above picking up any of them even if it contains trailers I’ve seen a thousand times as long as the theme is solid. With the most recent reel from Severin Films, Ozploitation Trailer Explosion, you get a healthy dose of the essential and underground films of Ozploitation era in a well organized, entertaining amalgam that demands an Aussie party in its honor. It’s no secret that I’m a fan of Severin Films and Intervision. They put out a bunch of classic Franco and, on their Intervision label, have given us some sexploitation Oz flicks in the past. This continues that flavor by highlighting movies that may not be on your radar.

From Severin/Intervision:

In the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, films like MY BRILLIANT CAREER and BREAKER MORANT put Australia’s ‘New Wave’ on the map. But at the same time, a depraved generation of young Aussie filmmakers was putting a very different kind of movie on screens. This is the ultimate collection of ‘Ozploitation’ trailers, packed with ockers, knockers, pubes, tubes, comatose killers, outback chillers, high-octane disasters and kung fu masters.
What we have here, is a nice way to round out a collection with trailers from yesteryear. You have the ability to watch them all in sequence or separate them by concentration. Sexplotation, Action/Crime, Horror. In my opinion this is what really distinguishes a solid trailer reel from a dirty stinking mess you might find elsehwere. There’s order or at least the option for order. You can also elect to screen each trailer separately from a handsome title screen. The quality is good. Trailers don’t often get as much attention as some full length releases. These look like well cared for shorts, and not a bunch of direct-from-VHS captures. The cover art is perfect combining some well crafted artistic interpretations of some classic Oz features.

Some of the movies on the disc are as follows:

Alvin Purple, Patrick (just reviewed from Severin), Road Games, Mad Dog Morgan, Stunt Rock, Stone, Barry McKenzie Holds His Own, Fantasm, Wake in Fright, Dead Kids (which we will review shortly), Felicity (the movie that I am going to be pick up shortly), Turkey Shoot (one of the best damn “most dangerous game” flicks out there), Thirst (to be reviewed shortly), The Man From Hong Kong, BMX Bandits, Dead End Drive-In (which I watched this past year on Netflix Instant and enjoyed some of the violence). There’s quite a bit more as I just pulled this list from the highlight list, but that’s part of the fun of at trailer reel. Discovering new shit.

If you’ve picked up Severin’s trifecta of Aussie horror, Patrick, Dead Kids and Thirst this is the perfect balance to those exceptionally strong releases. Lots of violence. Nude people with abundant pubic mounds. More fun than a pack of kangaroos getting slaughtered by a giant truck (well… almost) Combined with the documentary Not Quite Hollywood, you might even feel like you’ve taken a entry level course into the wonderful world of OZ. You can pick it up now. This will set you up for Wolf Creek 2 later this year when you can finally own that amazing new Oz picture.


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