From the early ’70s well into the ’90s the Philippines was a back-lot for a bevy of B-movie mavericks and cinema visionaries alike. The country was utilized for its inexpensive labour, exotic locations and distinct lack of rules. A large body of genre work emerged that somehow managed to capture the raw, chaotic energy of contemporary Filipino culture. These productions (a cavalcade of monster movies, jungle prison movies, blaxploitation and kung fu hybrids) were miraculously made at a time when the country’s political situation was repressive at best. From Mark Hartley, director of the Ozploitation doc, Not Quite Hollywood, comes Machete Maidens Unleashed! The doc is set to premiere at next month’s TIFF. Check out the trailer inside.
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