I seriously doubt that we do. We don’t have an established studio system. So, even if there were safety regulations, nobody really gave a fuck, cause it was all pretty much independent. George Miller (director of the Mad Max films) was said to have crashed his own car in one of the scenes cause of their tight budget.
Another interview with Tarantino on Ozploitation:
“FANG: Besides the Asian stuff, what movies have you been into lately?
TARANTINO: IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m really, really getting into Australian genre movies, Australian action movies. I call it Aussie-exploitation. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m a real big fan of Australian horror films from the late Ã¢â‚¬â„¢70s and the Ã¢â‚¬â„¢80s. Ever see the movie BODY MELT? That was great! The best movie of its kind since RE-ANIMATOR. I thought that movie was fantastic! If I hadnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t gone on a website in Australia and got some copy off a computer, I never would have seen it. And I went to see the Australian zombie movie UNDEAD, and I really like it, but I like BODY MELT more. My only problem with UNDEAD was I had just seen BODY MELT and I preferred that. It blew me away. I had invited a whole bunch of friends over to watch it, and we were all like, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Wow, this movie is so cool!Ã¢â‚¬? [Ed. note: BODY MELT gets a VHS rerelease and DVDebut November 25 from Vanguard.] And there are a couple of really good slasher films out of Australia, like this movie called HOUSEBOAT HORROR. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m not a fan of these movies shot on video, and that was so far my favorite one IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve seen on tape. And there is this really cool old one from the early Ã¢â‚¬â„¢80s called FAIR GAME, about killers after these three girls. No matter what Aussie-exploitation movie it is, whether itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s horror or whatever, there are always some big car chases in it.
Hey, have you seen the Australian horror film about the giant crocodile called DARK AGE? IsnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t that great! ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s becoming one of my very favorite Australian movies of all time! ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a really good movie! The characters are great in it, the acting is terrific and at the end it almost turns into FREE WILLY, youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re actually on the crocodileÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s side. But with all that aboriginal stuff, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s so good, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve shown it to three different friends and I ask, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Is this movie as good as I think it is?Ã¢â‚¬? When I get off of Mt. Everest here [i.e. the KILL BILL editing suite], IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d be really interested in writing a little piece for FANGORIA about Aussie-ploitation. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s time that we started paying respect to Down Under and their drive-in movies, like DEAD END DRIVE-IN.”