Screen cap from promotional trailer
form y Melvin, Son of Alvin single work   film/TV  
Issue Details: First known date: 1984 1984
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Melvin Purple is a shy young man and, just like his father Alvin, irresistible to women.

Notes

  • The trailer for this film is available to view via YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNZ3NTIDRrE (Sighted: 31/8/2012)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Cremorne, Cremorne - Mosman - Northbridge area, Sydney Northeastern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: McElroy and McElroy , 1984 .
      Screen cap from promotional trailer
      Extent: 85 min.p.
      Description: Colour
      Series: form y The 'Alvin Purple' Films Australia : 1973-1984 7579192 1973 series - publisher film/TV

      A series of films centring on Alvin Purple and, later, his son Melvin, who share the trait of being irresistible to women.

      Alvin Purple and Alvin Rides Again were made back-to-back and by the same creative team: Melvin, Son of Alvin was made significantly later with a different writer and director.

      Number in series: 3

Works about this Work

y Not Quite Hollywood : The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! Paul Harris , Collingwood : Madman Entertainment , 2008 Z1636275 2008 single work criticism (taught in 1 units)

Not Quite Hollywood is the story of Ozploitation.

More explicit, violent and energetic than anything out of Hollywood, Aussie genre movies such as Alvin Purple, The Man From Hong Kong, Patrick, Mad Max and Turkey Shoot presented a unique take on established cinematic conventions.

In England, Italy and the grindhouses and Drive-ins of North America, audiences applauded our homegrown marauding revheads with their brutish cars; our sprnky well-stacked heroines and our stunts - unparalleled in their quality and extreme danger!

Busting with outrageous anecdotes, trivia and graphic poster art - and including isights from key cast, crew and fans - including Quentin Tarantino - this is the wild, untold story of an era when Aussie cinema got its gear off and showed the world a full-frontal explosion of boobs, pubes, tubes...and even a little kung fu!

y Not Quite Hollywood : The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! Paul Harris , Collingwood : Madman Entertainment , 2008 Z1636275 2008 single work criticism (taught in 1 units)

Not Quite Hollywood is the story of Ozploitation.

More explicit, violent and energetic than anything out of Hollywood, Aussie genre movies such as Alvin Purple, The Man From Hong Kong, Patrick, Mad Max and Turkey Shoot presented a unique take on established cinematic conventions.

In England, Italy and the grindhouses and Drive-ins of North America, audiences applauded our homegrown marauding revheads with their brutish cars; our sprnky well-stacked heroines and our stunts - unparalleled in their quality and extreme danger!

Busting with outrageous anecdotes, trivia and graphic poster art - and including isights from key cast, crew and fans - including Quentin Tarantino - this is the wild, untold story of an era when Aussie cinema got its gear off and showed the world a full-frontal explosion of boobs, pubes, tubes...and even a little kung fu!

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