Here’s some of the best home video news for September: Severin will be releasing Turkey Shoot on blu-ray. This flick, also known as Escape 2000 or Blood Camp Thatcher to some viewers, is one of the all-time Ozsploitation classics and offers an anti-authoritarian riff on The Most Dangerous Game. Severin has done a new HD transfer of the film’s uncut version and packaged with an array of extras old and new. Read on for all the Aussie awesomeness details, including a breakdown of the extras and cover art…
Blu-ray debut 9/8/15
The Infamous Ozploitation Splatter Classic
Now Presented Totally Uncut In HD For The First Time Ever!
Severin Films will release Brian (STUNT ROCK, DEAD END DRIVE-IN) Trenchard-Smith’s outrageous guts and gore, Most Dangerous Game-inspired gem on Blu-ray on 9/8/15. In addition to the brand new HD transfer a slew of exclusive extras, including featurettes, commentary and a wealth of never-before-seen out-takes from the acclaimed Ozploitation doc NOT QUITE HOLLYWOOD, will accompany the release.
In a totalitarian near future, defiant citizens are labeled ‘deviants’ and sentenced to brutal ‘behavior modification’ camps. But when new prisoners Anders (Steve Railsback of THE STUNT MAN and HELTER SKELTER) and Walters (Olivia Hussey of ROMEO & JULIET and BLACK CHRISTMAS) are chosen as human prey for rich people to hunt, they will be thrust into a nightmare of depravity, dismemberment, cleaved skulls, exploding heads, lesbians with crossbows, the insane hungers of a deformed cannibal circus freak, and more. Michael Craig (THE VAULT OF HORROR), John Ley (BMX BANDITS) and Roger Ward (MAD MAX) co-star in this notorious blood-and-thunder shocker – also known as ESCAPE 2000 and BLOOD CAMP THATCHER – from maverick Ozploitation director Brian Trenchard-Smith and producer Antony I. Ginnane (PATRICK, THIRST), now fully restored in HD from the original vault negative.
Full Special Features:
NOT QUITE HOLLYWOOD Out-Takes (1hr17) featuring:
Brian Trenchard Smith
Antony I. Ginnane
THE OZPLOITATION RENAISSANCE (26 mins)
Discussion with Director Brian Trenchard-Smith, Producer Antony I. Ginnane and Cinematographer Vincent Morton
TURKEY SHOOT: BLOOD & THUNDER MEMORIES making-of featurette (24 mins)
Audio Commentary with Director Brian Trenchard-Smith
Escape 2000 Alternate Title Sequence
Blood Camp Thatcher Alternate Title Sequence