Movie Discussion: George Miller’s Mad Max (1979)

Monthly Theme: Ozploitation The Film: Mad Max Country of origin: Australia Date of Australian release: April 12, 1979 Date of U.S. release: May 9, 1980 Studio: Crossroads, et al. Distributer: American International Pictures [AIP] Domestic Gross: $8.7 million Budget: $650,000 (estimated) Director: George Miller Producers: Byron Kennedy & Bill Miller Screenwriters: James McCausland & George […]

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Movie Discussion: Ted Kotcheff’s Wake in Fright (1971)

Monthly Theme: Ozploitation The Film: Wake in Fright Country of origin: Australia Alternate title: Outback (U.K. title) Date of Australian release: October 9, 1971 Date of U.S. release: October 13, 1971 Studio: Group W, et al. Distributer: Drafthouse Films Domestic Gross: $49,000 Budget: $800,000 (estimated) Director: Ted Kotcheff Producers: Howard G. Barnes, et al. Screenwriter: […]

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Movie Discussion: Richard Franklin’s Patrick (1978)

Monthly Theme: Ozploitation The Film: Patrick Country of origin: Australia Date of Australian release: October 1, 1978 Date of U.S. release: September 7, 1979 Studio: Filmways Australasian, et al. Distributer: Monarch Releasing Corporation Domestic Gross: ? Budget: $400,000 (estimated) Director: Richard Franklin Producers: Antony I. Ginnane, et al. Screenwriter: Everett De Roche Adaptation? No. Cinematographer: […]

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Movie Discussion: Peter Weir’s Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)

Monthly Theme: Ozploitation The Film: Picnic at Hanging Rock Country of origin: Australia Date of Australian release: August 8, 1975 Date of U.S. release: February 2, 1979 Studio: The Australian Film Commission, et al. Distributer: Atlantic Releasing Corporation Domestic Gross: $85,000 Budget: $440,000 (estimated) Director: Peter Weir Producers: A. John Graves, et al. Screenwriter: Cliff […]

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Movie Discussion: Russell Mulcahy’s Razorback (1984)

Monthly Theme: Ozploitation The Film: Razorback Country of origin: Australia Date of Australian release: April 19, 1984 Date of U.S. release: November 16, 1984 Studio: McElroy & McElroy, et al. Distributer: Warner Bros. Domestic Gross: $150,000 Budget: $5.5 million (estimated) Director: Russell Mulcahy Producers: Hal McElroy & Tim Sanders Screenwriter: Everett De Roche Adaptation? Yes, […]

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Movie Discussion: Greg McLean’s Wolf Creek (2005)

Monthly Theme: Highbrow/Lowbrow The Film: Wolf Creek Country of origin: Australia Date of Australian release: November 3, 2005 Date of U.S. release: December 25, 2005 Studio: The Australian Film Finance Corporation, et al. Distributer: Dimension Films Domestic Gross: $16.1 million Budget: $1 million (estimated) Directors: Greg McLean Producers: George Adams, et al. Screenwriter: Greg McLean […]

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