The Ozploit Cast – Episode 4: ‘1974 to 1975’ Stone, Alvin Rides Again, Barry McKenzie Holds His Own, The Love Epidemic and Sidecar Racers
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 4 of the show, join your hosts ‘The Terrible Australian’ Bede Jermyn and Super Marcey as they continue their Ozploitation journey. In this one, Leslie Morris from Bounty Films (who they previously interviewed back on episode 2 to talk about his company’s DVD release of The Set) returns to talk with our hosts about 5 films that were released between 1974 to 1975. On the discussion table for this episode are Stone (1974), Alvin Rides Again (1974), Barry McKenzie Holds His Own (1974), The Love Epidemic (1975) and Sidecar Racers (1975).
Stone Synopsis: After one of its members witnesses a political assassination, an outlaw motorbike gang becomes the target of a string of murders, prompting a cop to join their ranks to determine who is responsible.
Alvin Rides Again Synopsis: Alvin Purple, the world’s most unlikely sex symbol stumbles from woman to woman and job to job in this zany, sexy Australian comedy.
Barry McKenzie Holds His Own Synopsis: Barry McKenzie’s Aunt Edna is kidnapped by Count Von Plasma, the vampire head of an isolated Eastern European dictatorship who mistakes her for the Queen of England and thinks that kidnapping her will draw tourists to his country. Barry and his mates set out to rescue her and bring her back to Australia.
The Love Epidemic Synopsis: A series of risque sketches highlighting the dangers of venereal diseases.
Sidecar Racers Synopsis: Two young people pursue their dream of being champion motorcycle sidecar racers on the Australian speedway circuit.
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.
* Marcey & Bede welcome Leslie back to the show!
* Does Stone deserve its status as a cult biker classic?
* Marcey thinks that Alvin Rides Again is better than the first film
* We don’t know how it’s possible, but Barry McKenzie Holds His Own is even more zanier than the first
* Wait! Hold the phone! Alvin Rides Again and Barry McKenzie Holds His Own both have their stars playing twins in them?!
* There are some images in The Love Epidemic that Bede is never going to get out of his head
* We don’t have much to say about Sidecar Racers, and there is a good reason why that is
* Ratings for each film
* Plus much, much more!
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