The Ozploit Cast – Episode 3: ‘The Early to mid 70s’ The Adventures Of Barry McKenzie, Alvin Purple, Libido, The Cars That Ate Paris and Petersen
Welcome to a brand new Podcast series from The Super Network with The Ozploit Cast! This podcast series is all about Ozploitation Cinema! If you don’t know what that is, it is exploitation films from the land Down Under! That’s right, Australia from the 70’s to now have been making exploitation films from all genres with horror, comedy, sc-fi, thriller, erotic and action to name a few.
We are back for Episode 03 of the show, join your hosts ‘The Terrible Australian’ Bede Jermyn and Super Marcey as they continue their Ozploitation journey through the early to mid 70s with these batch of films. On the discussion table for this episode are The Adventures Of Barry McKenzie (1972), Alvin Purple (1973), Libido (1973), The Cars That Ate Paris (1974) and Petersen (1974).
The Adventures Of Barry McKenzie Synopsis: Young Australian, Barry McKenzie, travels to England with his Aunt Edna after his father dies and a request is revealed in his will.
Alvin Purple Synopsis: Waterbed salesman Alvin consults a psychiatrist about his irresistibilty to women.
Libido Synopsis: Explores adultery and jealous fantasies, the end of innocence, the moral and spiritual conflicts of a priest and a nun in love. The stories define the exploration of women and the cultural upheaval of the early 70s.
The Cars That Ate Paris Synopsis: The small town of Paris, Australia deliberately causes car accidents, then sells/salvages all valuables from the wrecks as a means of economy.
Petersen Synopsis: A married electrician and former football star begins a degree in English at university, where he has an affair with his professor’s wife.
DISCLAIMER: Some of the films discussed in the podcast contain some much dated ideas, use terms that are offensive and mostly certainly not used today. Your hosts have done their best to be as respectful as possible when discussing these issues and have not intended any discussion to be offensive or harmful.
* Who is ready for more Ozploitation?
* Did we actually enjoy Barry McKenzie and Alvin Purple?
* Libido has some interesting segments.
* Many of the same actors keep showing up in these films.
* The powerhouse performances of Jack Thompson.
* Jacki does show her Weaver!
* Early Peter Weir before Picnic At Hanging Rock
* Ratings for each film
* Plus much, much more!
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