The Ozploit Cast – Episode 5: ‘1975 Films’ The Great McCarthy, The True Story Of Eskimo Nell, The Man From Hong Kong, Plugg & Australia After Dark
Welcome to our 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 5 of the show, join your hosts ‘The Terrible Australian’ Bede Jermyn and Super Marcey as they continue their Ozploitation journey through the year 1975. Bede and Marcey welcome first time guest of The Super Network and The Ozploit Cast with Lindsay Wilkins (Schlock & Awe Podcast) to take a deep dive into these five very different films, including one that all three wished they didn’t have to sit through!
The Great McCarthy Synopsis: Macarthy is a country football player who is kidnapped by the South Melbourne Football Club and made a star player in the city.
The True Story Of Eskimo Nell Synopsis: The film’s unlikely protagonist is a mild-mannered window peeper named Dead-Eye Dick (Max Gillies), who spies on a Mexican couple. The husband is very jealous and is about to discover that his wife has a lover when Dick rescues the lover, whose moniker is Mexico Pete (Serge Lazareff). The worldly Pete counsels the shy Dick on his problems approaching women. Dick claims that he is waiting for an Alaskan Eskimo named Nell. Pete and Dick decide to travel to Alaska to find this fantasy woman, and they have several wacky misadventures along the way.
The Man From Hong Kong Synopsis: While on dispatch in Australia to extradite a drug courier, a tough Hong Kong cop wages a one-man war against Sydney’s most powerful kingpin.
Plugg Synopsis: Plugg, a seedy private detective, is hired to watch over a suspected brothel, but with the tenacious inspector Closer on his tail, this assignment will prove to be a difficult one.
Australia After Dark Synopsis: A 1970s ‘Ozploitation’ documentary looking at a random collection of stories from the “dark side” of Australian culture.
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 Lindsay to the show!
* We don’t know much about AFL, does The Great McCarthy help us understand it?
* The True Story Of Eskimo Nell proves to be more than an ocker sex comedy, we are surprised!
* Australian Cinema meets Hong Kong with amazing results!
* George Lazenby steals the show with The Man From Hong Kong.
* Is Plugg the worst film we’ve watched so far for the podcast? Marcey says yes!
* Australia After Dark is confusing, weird, not at all sexy and is very much a ‘mondo’ film.
* Ratings for each film
* Plus much, much more!
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