Ozploitation Night II

Edinburgh Zombie Club Present
Ozploitation Night II
featuring…

The Man From Hong Kong (1975, dir. Brian Trenchard-Smith)
Asian superstar Wang Yu (The One-Armed Boxer) leaves a long wide trail of destruction Down Under – all in the name of justice – as he pursues crime boss Jack Wilton (Australia’s very own George Lazenby) in this action-packed, home-grown martial arts extravaganza directed by Ozploitation auteur Brian Trenchard-Smith (Turkey Shoot).

Fast and furious, with tongue planted firmly in cheek, The Man from Hong Kong boasts a legendary hatchet and fish hook duel between Wang Yu and Aussie stunt legend Grant Page (Mad Max), the incredible sight of Lazenby set on fire (no double was used!), spunky Rebecca Gilling in the buff and an iconic hang gliding sequence accompanied by Jigsaw’s Number one smash hit, SKY HIGH. No wonder it smashed box office records around the globe!

Bursting with foot-to-the-floor high octane car carnage and equally spectacular kung fu mayhem, THE MAN FROM HONG KONG is a pure, unadulterated 70s thrill ride from first karate kick to last!.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073343/

Road Games (1981, dir. Richard Franklin)
Stacy Keach is Pat Quid, a lone trucker who plays games to keep his sanity on long hauls through the desolate Outback. Jamie Lee Curtis is a free-spirited hitchhiker looking for excitement with a game of her own. And somewhere up ahead is a maniac in a van whose game may be butchering young women along the highway. But when the killer decides to raise the stakes, Quid’s game becomes personal…and the rules of this road are about to take some very deadly turns.

Director Richard Franklin (Psycho II, Link) packs plenty of Hitchcock-like twists and suspense into this sly shocker that was nominated for four Australian Film Institute Awards and remains one of the most surprising thrillers of the ’80s.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083000/

 

Wednesday 28th May
The Banshee Labyrinth
Niddry Street
Edinburgh
7.30pm, free

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