If you were a fan of Mark Hartley’s fantastic documentary Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation!, well, there’s a pretty good chance that you’re going to dig his next film as well. Machete Maidens Unleashed! is another investigation into the outrageous low budget genre movies of a particular country, this time focusing on the Philippines. The movie features interviews with John Landis, Joe Dante, Roger Corman, and Sid Haig and looks at the making of such cult classics as Blood Island, Cleopatra Wong and For Y’ur Height Only.
Although this might seem like a rehash of the same kinds of movies and stories featured in Not Quite Hollywood, I don’t think anyone is complaining. Personally I think Hartley has positioned himself perfectly to make an endless series of documentaries about b-movies from every corner of the globe… and I’d watch every single one. Machete Maidens Unleashed! plays at TIFF next month although it does not have a theatrical release date yet. The trailer is embedded after the jump, and it is definitely NSFW… but would you want it any other way?
Originally posted at Film Junk