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Machete Maidens Unleashed!

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Karate-kicking midgets! Paper-mache monsters! Busty babes with blades! Filipino genre films of the '70s and '80s had it all. Boasting cheap labour, exotic scenery and non-existent health and safety regulations, the Philippines was a dreamland for exploitation filmmakers whose renegade productions were soon engulfing drive-in screens around the globe like a tidal schlock-wave! At last, the all-too-often overlooked world of drive-in filler from Manilla gets the Mark Hartley (NOT QUITE HOLLYWOOD) treatment in Machete Maidens Unleashed! This is the ultimate insiders' account of a faraway backlot where stunt men came cheap, plot was obsolete and the make-up guy was packing heat! Machete Maidens Unleashed! features interviews with cult movie icons Roger Corman, Joe Dante, John Landis, Sid Haig, Eddie Romero and a large assembly of cast, crew and critics, each with a jaw-dropping story to tell about filmmaking with no budget.


Allan Arkush
Bobby A. Suarez
Brian Trenchard-Smith
Celeste Yarnall
Christopher Mitchum
Cirio H. Santiago
Colleen Camp
Danny Peary
Dick Miller
Eddie Garcia
Eddie Romero
Gloria Hendry
Jack Hill
Joe Dante
John Landis
Jonathan Kaplan
Judith Brown
Leo Fong
Leon Isaac Kennedy
Margaret Markov
Marlene Clark
Pam Grier
Paul Koslo
R. Lee Ermey
Roger Corman
Sid Haig
Vic Diaz
Weng Weng



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