Skin Central Reviews Machete Maidens Unleashed!

MMU 2Director Mark Hartley made quite a skinpression here at Skin Central with his Ozploitation opus Not Quite Hollywood (2008), and we’re slappy to report that his newest movie, Machete Maidens Unleashed!, is a wildly entertaining documentary that follows the first criteria for a good exploitation flick: it lives up to the promise of its title.

Have you ever seen a drive-in movie about sexy female prisoners in an unidentified jungle hell fighting the Man with sub-machine guns, kung fu, and yes, even sometimes machetes? Those were all shot in the Philippines, and this is their story.

Machete Maidens Unleashed
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(hereafter referred to as MMU) tells the largely unknown story of American exploitation filmmaking in the Philippines. From the late 1960s through the early 1980s, Americans flocked to Manila, home of cheap film and cheaper labor, to churn out movies that featured a different, but still pretty great, kind of three Bs: boobs, blood, and beasts.

More about Machete Maidens Unleashed! after the jump!

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