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Re: Australian Cinema?
« Reply #150 on: August 04, 2017, 09:14:08 AM »
Again, unsure of geoblocking or whatnot but there's also https://www.ozflix.tv/ if you're into paid streaming.

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Re: Australian Cinema?
« Reply #151 on: August 05, 2017, 03:05:00 PM »
Lots of interesting titles on that site, I have a number of them reviewed in this thread.  Sadly, the ones I haven't seen are not available in my country :(
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Re: Australian Cinema?
« Reply #152 on: August 11, 2017, 05:32:59 AM »
Vinegar Syndrome have released their 2K restoration of Snapshot, which I snapped up as quick as I could. Not enough Australian exploitation films are getting any love release-wise locally; if they're lucky enough to have one, it's generally a very quick and nasty barebones release with little love put into it. Hopefully VS take charge on more stuff like this, especially as Australia's film industry wouldn't be anywhere near what it's like today after the ozploitation boom of this era. Quality of the films aside (and there are some really, really terrible films) they're a true landmark for national cinema.

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Re: Australian Cinema?
« Reply #153 on: September 05, 2017, 01:28:12 AM »
Watched a little-known film called Stir last night, and boy. Based around the Bathurst 1974 Prison Riot, it features constant cursing (enough so that Scorsese would likely blush) and a healthy serving of police brutality. Bryan Brown (who'd go on to Cocktail and Gorillas in the Mist) is awesomely unhinged, and there's a frankness surrounding prison sexual politics that's not something I expected in a movie from 1980. It's far from revolutionary, but it's a hard hitting film.

Also, the ozploitation doco Not Quite Hollywood is finally getting a blu-ray release with a buttload of new special features in October via Umbrella Entertainment. No link yet, and I don't know if it'll be available outside of Australia, but it's well worth watching if you've ever had a passing interest in Australian genre films.

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Re: Australian Cinema?
« Reply #154 on: September 05, 2017, 02:23:30 AM »
Interesting sounding film. Is it available on any of the Australian streaming services (SBS, etc)?

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Re: Australian Cinema?
« Reply #155 on: September 05, 2017, 05:01:59 PM »
Bryan Brown (who'd go on to Cocktail and Gorillas in the Mist) is awesomely unhinged ...

Sold! Though I firmly believe the proper reference points for Bryan Brown to be Breaker Morant and F/X.

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Re: Australian Cinema?
« Reply #156 on: September 05, 2017, 06:14:48 PM »
Interesting sounding film. Is it available on any of the Australian streaming services (SBS, etc)?

Not that I found - it's available for rent/digital purchase on Vimeo https://www.umbrellaent.com.au/on-demand/3058-stir.html?#search_query=stir&results=13

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Re: Australian Cinema?
« Reply #157 on: November 24, 2017, 01:42:29 AM »
So apparently Umbrella Entertainment, an Australian label specialising in releasing local films, is expanding to the US for home video releases, starting with Attack Force Z:

While Attack Force Z is a bit of a footnote in the careers of both Mel Gibson and Sam Neill, it's not terrible. It's just not good, either. But hopefully this is a good step for Umbrella into an overseas market, because they're also responsible for distribution of ozploitation doco Not Quite Hollywood, a large swathe of Brian Trenchard-Smith films including a recent release of The Man From Hong Kong that includes Deathcheaters, Stunt Rock, Kung-Fu Killers, Dangerfreaks, and The Stuntmen all on the same disc, and releases of genre classics like Long Weekend, Body Melt, Road Games, Mad Dog Morgan, and even more "legitimised" Australian film history such as Jedda. One to keep an eye out for, if you've any interest in Australian cinema.

 

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