Machete Maidens Unleashed! unleashed

13. 5. 2011, Renington Steele, 0 Kommentare

Die Doku „Machete Maidens Unleashed!“, ein Film über philipinische Exploitationfilme von den Machern von „Not Quite Hollywood“ (einer Doku über australische Exploitationfilme), hatte gestern Premiere auf dem australischen Sender ABC-1, die DVD kommt am Montag, aber natürlich nicht bei uns. Deshalb huste ich mal kurz das Wort „Bucht“ in die Runde, denn dort wird man fündig. Hier nochmal der Trailer:

(Youtube Direktmaidens, via MeFi)

Karate-kickin‘ midgets! Paper-mâché monsters! Busty babes with blades! Filipino genre films of the ’70s and ’80s had it all.

Boasting cheap labour, exotic scenery and non-existent health and safety regulations, the Philippines was a dreamland for exploitation filmmakers whose renegade productions were soon engulfing drive-in screens around the globe like a tidal schlock-wave!

At last, the all-too-often overlooked world of drive-in filler from Manila gets the Mark Hartley (NOT QUITE HOLLYWOOD) treatment in Machete Maidens Unleashed!. This is the ultimate insiders‘ account of a faraway backlot where stunt men came cheap, plot was obsolete and the make-up guy was packin‘ heat!

Machete Maidens Unleashed! features interviews with cult movie icons Roger Corman, Joe Dante, John Landis, Sid Haig, Eddie Romero and a large assembly of cast, crew and critics, each with a jaw-dropping story to tell about filmmaking with no budget, no scruples, no boundaries and – more often than not – no clothes.