Machete Maidens Unleashed!

Overview

In the 1960s and 70s, drive-in movie theaters and big city grindhouses were eager to book the wildest and most action-packed fare they could find, and low-budget producers were always on the lookout for something unique to offer their viewers. Many of them found it in the Philippines, a country full of exotic locations, cooperative officials and folks willing to work cheap. Local producer Eddie Romero began exporting his cut-rate horror and crime pictures to American distributors in the 60s, and before long U.S. ...
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Overview

In the 1960s and 70s, drive-in movie theaters and big city grindhouses were eager to book the wildest and most action-packed fare they could find, and low-budget producers were always on the lookout for something unique to offer their viewers. Many of them found it in the Philippines, a country full of exotic locations, cooperative officials and folks willing to work cheap. Local producer Eddie Romero began exporting his cut-rate horror and crime pictures to American distributors in the 60s, and before long U.S. filmmakers were traveling there to shoot crazed jungle epics, women in prison thrillers, bloody horror stories and violent wartime dramas. It certainly helped that Philippine extras and technicians would work hard for low pay, and that local stuntmen didn't seem to worry much about risking their necks for a good shot; as one producer put it, "Human life was cheap, film was cheap -- it was a great place to shoot a movie!" Filmmaker Mark Hartley, who shared the crazed true story of the Australian exploitation movie scene in his documentary Not Quite Hollywood, shares the inside scoop on the wild and wooly world of filmmaking in the Philippines in the 1960s and 70s in Machete Maidens Unleashed! Featuring interviews with Gloria Hendry, Colleen Camp, Sid Haig, R. Lee Ermey, Roger Corman, Joe Dante, Allan Arkush and many more eyewitnesses to the madness of movie making in the Philippine jungles, Machete Maidens Unleashed! was an official selection at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival.
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Special Features

Director and crew commentary; Bonus interviews; Trailers; Still galleries
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/1/2011
  • UPC: 030306818993
  • Original Release: 2010
  • Rating:

  • Source: Dark Sky Films
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 1:28:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 35,916

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Roger Corman Participant
Joe Dante Participant
John Landis Participant
Sid Haig Participant
Eddie Romero Participant
Technical Credits
Mark Hartley Director, Associate Producer, Editor, Screenwriter
Jamie Blanks Score Composer
Sara Edwards Editor
Veronica Fury Producer
Jock Healy Sound/Sound Designer
Andrew Leavold Associate Producer
Rob McKenzie Sound/Sound Designer
Karl VonMoller Cinematographer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Machete Maidens Unleashed
1. The Wild East [5:19]
2. Hemisphere Pictures [3:00]
3. The Blood Island Films [7:15]
4. New World [3:46]
5. The Big Doll House [5:17]
6. Cages and Cobra Women [3:25]
7. The Corman Heroine [3:32]
8. The Hot Box [3:07]
9. Martial Law [5:25]
10. R is For Romero [6:20]
11. Cirio Meets Corman [4:31]
12. Tricks of the Trade [7:09]
13. Cirio Gone Rogue [5:19]
14. The Wild World of Bobby Suarez [5:17]
15. Apocalypse Wow [6:14]
16. Weng Weng [4:48]
17. The End is Nigh [5:30]
18. End Credits [2:09]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Machete Maidens Unleashed
   Play
   Chapters
   Bonus
      More Stories From the Cast
      Filipino Exploitation Trailer Reel
      The Oath of Green Blood
      "Up From the Depths" Monster Test Footage
      Fantastic Fest Red Carpet Featurette
      Fantastic Fest Q&A
      Rue Morgue Radio Interview
      Poster and Stills Gallery
      Behind the Scenes Gallery
      Original Trailer
   Setup
      Audio: 5.1 Dolby Surround
      Commentary With Director and Crew [Production Crew]
      Subtitles - English
      Subtitles - Off
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