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Machete Maidens Unleashed! (24-Jul-2010)

Director: Mark Hartley

Writer: Mark Hartley

Keywords: Documentary, Philippines, Filmmaking, Explosions

Documentary examines the phenomenon of Filipino exploitation B-movies of the 1970s and 80s.

With non-existent labor laws and desirable scenery, the Philippines played host to some of the film industry's tackiest cult classics of the 1970s and 80s. Machete Maidens Unleashed! examines this phenomenon, featuring interviews with relevant figures and a healthy dose of archive footage to explain how the embattled Southeast Asian country became a purveyor of silver-screen cheese.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Carmen Argenziano
27-Oct-1943   Selmak on Stargate: SG-1
Allan Arkush
Film Director
30-Apr-1948   Rock 'n' Roll High School
Colleen Camp
7-Jun-1953   Police Academy 2
Steve Carver
Film Director
5-Apr-1945   Lone Wolf McQuade
Roger Corman
Film/TV Producer
5-Apr-1926   Frankenstein Unbound
Joe Dante
Film Director
28-Nov-1946   The 'burbs
R. Lee Ermey
24-Mar-1944   Drill Instructor from Full Metal Jacket
Pam Grier
26-May-1949   Blaxploitation queen, star of Jackie Brown
Sid Haig
14-Jul-1939   House of 1000 Corpses
Darby Hinton
19-Aug-1957   Israel Boone on Daniel Boone
Jayne Kennedy
TV Personality
27-Nov-1951   First female sportscaster on NBC
Leon Isaac Kennedy
Disc Jockey
1-Jan-1949   Too Sweet
John Landis
Film Director
3-Aug-1950   An American Werewolf in London
Dick Miller
25-Dec-1928 30-Jan-2019 A Bucket of Blood
Patrick Wayne
15-Jul-1939   Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger


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