The boom in cheap action flicks in the 1970s fuelled the exploitation cinema trend all over the world. In Australia, for example, Mel Gibson featured in a low-budget piece called Mad Max (1979) and became a sensation.
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 03, 2020, with the headline 'Film Picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe
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