Mel Gibzetti
August 23, 2009 11:41 AM   Subscribe

In the recent documentary not quite hollywood , the talking heads mention the Australian influence on Italian genre films, where an entire genre of Mad Max–style rip-offs emerged. What are these movies, and can I get them on netflix?

If there is a whole Italian sub-genre of Mad-Max rip-offs, I have high hopes. Spaghetti apocalypse?
posted by kittensofthenight to Media & Arts (6 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
 
Hey Kittensofthenight, you have just stumbled upon one of the most wonderful B-movie experiences ever: watching Italo-apocalypse flicks in which guys in early 1980s cars do battle with cruel, flamethrower-slinging mutants in the ruins of used to be called civilization.

I recommend:

* After the Fall of New York

* 1990: The Bronx Warriors
posted by Kirklander at 12:04 PM on August 23, 2009 [1 favorite]


Oh and Exterminators of the Year 3000.
posted by Kirklander at 12:05 PM on August 23, 2009 [1 favorite]


To be clear 1990: BRONX WARRIORS is most assuredly a rip-off of THE WARRIORS.

But, check out movies by Enzo Castellari, Joe D'Amato, and Lucio Fulci.
posted by paperzach at 12:20 PM on August 23, 2009 [1 favorite]


Yeah, you're right, it's actually a little more like THE WARRIORS + ESCAPE FROM NY.
posted by Kirklander at 12:23 PM on August 23, 2009 [1 favorite]


Oh that's so great. I wonder how I missed this? I have cannibal holocaust on vhs, love Fulci, et. all...


Thanks!
posted by kittensofthenight at 12:53 PM on August 23, 2009


Warrior of the Lost World seems like a lo-budget experiment related to this genre that completely failed. Link goes to the MST3K version...
posted by tss at 1:02 PM on August 23, 2009


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