Machete Maidens Unleashed

Machete Maidens Unleashed

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We like documentaries here at Zombie Popcorn so it should be no surprise that we have one for you to watch now.

This one is Machete Maidens Unleashed!  I could go on for hours on why this film is a must see but I think the film’s website hits it on the head.

Karate-kickin’ midgets! Paper-mâché monsters! Busty babes with blades! Filipino genre films of the ’70s and ’80s had it all.  [singlepic id=1661 w=320 h=240 float=right]

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 Manila 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 packin’ 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, no scruples, no boundaries and – more often than not – no clothes.

Machete Maidens Unleashed! is the first detailed examination and celebration of Filipino genre filmmaking – a world where stunt men came cheap, plot was obsolete and the make-up guy was packin’ heat!
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Jason Bayless

Jason Bayless is a life-long activist and is currently working at The Pachamama Alliance. When he is not working he spends, working with Center for Farmworker Families and spending his time recording shows, writing blogs, collecting 3D movies, and playing VR games.

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