Cult Chops (August) – Ozploitation

by Elwood Jones · August 9, 2016 · Chops and Scores · No Comments


This month “Cult Chops” is heading down under to look at the wild and often incredibly strange world of Australian exploitation cinema better known as “Ozploitation”!!

A genre which always existed lurking beneath the surface as it wormed its way in seemingly every sub-genre of cult cinema while bringing with it a very distinctive style of film making as reckless and visionary directors like Brian Trenchard Smith and George Miller showed a whole different and much wilder side to their homeland.

A genre packed with exciting car chases, explosions, nudity, violence and some of the most random footage in cult cinema, this is an exciting and fascinating genre to discover!

If your stuck for ideas though the Wikipedia page has a great list –
I would also highly recommend checking out Mark Hartley’s documentary “Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation!” which is not only packed with fantastic interviews and footage from these films, but also provides a great shopping list of titles to hunt down.

How to get involved

All you have to do is submit any of the following

  • Reviews
  • Articles
  • Essays
  • Podcast episodes

Really anything relating to the theme of the month can be submitted either via e-mail – or on the LAMB forums with all submissions featured in a round at up at the end of each month. The hope being that LAMB’s already writing about these genres will get alittle more exposure while perhaps tempting others to wander away from the path of mainstream cinema and maybe check out some films they might not have otherwise watched.

Submission Deadline: 7th July

Round up to be posted: 8th July