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This documentary explores the hidden history of the American Exploitation Film. The movie digs deep into this often overlooked category of U.S. cinema and unearths the shameless and occasionally shocking origins of this popular entertainment.Written by
Joseph Ellison and Ray Dennis Steckler were both also interviewed for this documentary, but neither interview was used in the final finished version of the film. However, both interviews are featured as extras on the DVD. See more »
I love grindhouse films, especially the gore of Herschell Gordon Lewis, horror like The Last House on the Left, and exploitation films, whether they be blaxploitation, women in prison films, and even nunsploitation.
I guess that makes me weird, but grindhouse films in various forms have existed from the birth of motion pictures. Films like Maniac, Reefer Madness, and more have titillated moviegoers for almost 100 years.
This documentary does an excellent job of reviewing exploitation from the beginning, complete with uncensored clips from the movies they talk about.
If grindhouse is something you are not familiar with, then this documentary will enlighten you. It is for all those who want to know more.
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