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Ozploitation Trailer Explosion

Intervision // 1970 // 165 Minutes // Not Rated
Reviewed by Judge David Johnson // March 23rd, 2014

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All Rise...

Judge David Johnson wants nothing to do with Oz.

The Charge

"Ockers, knockers, pubes, tubes"

The Case

Apparently, back in the day Australia was a cauldron of cinematic trash. A gurgling butthole of all manner of exploitation. And since no person would want to willingly subject themselves (I hope) to a marathon of these movies, the good people at Intervision have sewn together 165 minutes worth of trailers, and handily categorized them so you'll be able to skip directly to the sex comedy stuff or high-octane Aussie action like Stunt Rock (a.k.a. "The Greatest Movie Ever Made.")

Look, I'm going to be straight up with you: it's not easy to review a trailer compilation. However, it is easy to tell you that if you're interested in trailers for trashy movies that also happen to be trashy themselves you've come to the right place.

The selections vary in their trash of course, but you'd be hard-press to find anything on YouTube that would out-maneuver such masterworks as Alvin Purple (the nebbish with the giant how-do-you-do) and Barry McKenzie Holds His Own (starring Barry Humphries' Dame Edna Everage who's kidnapped by an eastern European vampire dictator). Trailers clock in from one minute to three, and if you're after some cheap thrills, have no fear—there's plenty of uncensored schlock here. Pasty, flabby uncensored schlock, but it was the '70s baby. There was no South Beach Diet or Curves back in those days!

On balance, it really does come to if you like watching trailers or not. For me, the experience backfired. Either the trailers teased a movie that look so horribly awesome that I was irked I didn't have full access or the movie look painfully bad and the painfully bad trailer wasted my time. It's a no-win proposition.

Still, I feel I got enough of a Cliff's Note in Ozploitation to speak intelligently about the genre should the subject come up at cocktail party, so I go that going for me.

Intervision offers up Ozploitation Trailer Explosion as a bunch of old crappy 1.33:1 full frame trailers.

The Verdict

I literally have no idea what to put here.

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Scales of Justice

Judgment: 70

Perp Profile

Studio: Intervision
Video Formats:
• Full Frame
Audio Formats:
• Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono (English)
Subtitles:
• None
Running Time: 165 Minutes
Release Year: 1970
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Genres:
• Action
• Comedy
• Crime
• Drama
• Exploitation
• Horror
• Science Fiction
• Thriller

Distinguishing Marks

• None

Accomplices

• None








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