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    Ozploitation Top 10

    I've seen some Ozploitation, but not a lot. About to watch Nightmares on Amazon Prime. Looking forward to Next Of Kin from Umbrella. Curious about Fair Game, Chain Reaction, Dark Age, Patrick and Body Melt.

    I thought Wake In Fright was pretty badass, but not sure it really qualifies as prime Ozploitation anymore than Revenge does.

    That said, here's my under construction top 10 in no kind of order:

    01- Long Weekend
    02- Razorback
    03- The Man From Hong Kong
    04- Turkey Shoot
    05- Stone
    06- Road Games

    Mad Max broke so big internationally that I left that off my list, but I suppose that should actually be there as well. More than anything though, it'll be good to get some insights and recommendations on where to go next.

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    All the ones that you list are essential but I'd throw Turkey Shoot/Escape 2000 and the two Fantasm movies into the mix as well. And Dead End Drive-In. And Stunt Rock. I find a lot to like about all of Brian Trenchard Smith's 70s and early 80s work, actually. Dark Age is also really good, and Body Melt is really fun too.

    A few more worth checking out...

    Nightmares
    Mad Dog Morgan
    Inn Of The Damned
    Felicity

    A few so-so ones...
    Money Movers
    Run Chrissie Run
    Rock! Shock! Pop!

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    Most of my favourites are already mentioned. I'd add Patrick, the original one, to the list.

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    Besides the Mad Max films, here's a list of 25 I really like, in chronological order:
    NIGHT OF FEAR (1972)
    END PLAY (1975)
    PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK (1975)
    LONG WEEKEND (1978)
    PATRICK (1978)
    ALISON’S BIRTHDAY (1979)
    THIRST (1979)
    HARLEQUIN (aka DARK FORCES; 1980)
    NIGHTMARES (aka STAGE FRIGHT; 1980)
    STRANGE BEHAVIOR (1981)
    THE SURVIVOR (1981)
    THE DARK ROOM (1982)
    TURKEY SHOOT (ESCAPE 2000; 1982)
    INNOCENT PREY (1984)
    CASSANDRA (1986)
    FAIR GAME (1986)
    DARK AGE (1987)
    OUTBACK VAMPIRES (aka THE WICKED; 1987)
    VICIOUS (1988)
    BLOODMOON (1990)
    STORM WARNING (2007)
    THE LOVED ONES (2009)
    THE TUNNEL (2011)
    THE BABADOOK (2014)
    OTHERLIFE (2017)

    I can't believe there's a 17-year gap between BLOODMOON and STORM WARNING.

    I also have some in my collection that I haven't watched yet:
    SUMMER CITY (aka COAST OF TERROR; 1977)
    THE OCCULT EXPERIENCE (1985)
    DYING BREED (2008)
    VHS will never die!

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    THE OCCULT EXPERIENCE (1985)
    I know nothing about this one, please post once you get to it!
    Rock! Shock! Pop!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Jane View Post
    I know nothing about this one, please post once you get to it!
    Here you go https://youtu.be/5aevtHVs6LY
    Last edited by fatboyslim142; 09-17-2018 at 05:43 PM.

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    From what I've seen in Chronological order:

    Stork (1971)
    Wake in Fright (1971)
    Night of Fear (1972)
    The Adventures of Barry McKenzie (1972)
    Alvin Purple (1973)
    Barry McKenzie Holds His Own (1974)
    Stone (1974)
    Alvin Rides Again (1974)
    The True Story of Eskimo Nell (1975)
    Mad Dog Morgan (1976)
    Fantasm (1976)
    Patrick (1978)
    Mad Max (1979)
    Felicity (1979)
    Harlequin (1980)
    Mad Max 2 (1981)
    Turkey Shoot (1982)
    Razorback (1984)
    Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
    Dead End Drive-In (1986)
    Howling III (1987)
    Les Patterson Saves the World (1987)
    Undead (2003)

    Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! (2008)

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    These recommendations are great. Just watched the Umbrella Blu-Ray of Fair Game and I'm about halfway through Thirst. Wildly entertaining shit. Pretty sure the director of last year's revenge saw Fair Game at some point. The three dudes all seem cut from the same character cloth and the set up (down to the shot of the imperiled heroine trapped on the edge of a cliff) is pretty similar.

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