VHS Massacre (2016) – A Quick Capsule Review

VHS Massacre (2016) – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
VHS Massacre is a fascinating look at the decline of physical media through the eyes of independent cinema and filmmakers.  With some great interviews (Lloyd Kaufman is money as always) the film pitches a hopeful future where collectors and enthusiasts keep physical media alive – be it VHS or more recent variants.  If you grew up with VHS, with Troma or ever watched a no budget film then this is essential viewing.

Best Bit: I’ve seen that!  

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape, American Grindhouse, Not Quite Hollywood

 


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Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! (2008) – A Quick Capsule Review

Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! (2008) – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Ozploitation is a thing.  The low budget exploitation cinema of Australia may have rarely troubled our shores but the films, filmmakers and actors were too important to todays current crop of movie makers to not be recognised at some point.  Enter 2008’s Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation – a wild, crazy documentary that breaks down the key films, key players and key fans (including Quentin Tarantino) of these often insane and often near unwatchable movies. It’s a ball, especially if you grew up loving low budget films.  There’s stories, footage and tales here that you will relish.  A real must for fans and wannabe filmmakers a like.

Best Bit: Seeing David Hannay (an old friend) on screen! Also loads of amazing film clips

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape, American Grindhouse, American Movie

 


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