Turkey Shoot 1982
Take The Most Dangerous Game and mix in a generous helping of ‘70s Nazisploitation brutality (a la Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS or SS Camp 5: Women’s Hell) and you have Brian Trenchard-Smith’s Turkey Shoot, an odd but ultimately entertaining 1982 action / drama set in a dystopian future where freedom and democracy have given way to martial law.

In the near future, ‘social deviants’ are sent to prison camps for modification. Among the new arrivals at one particular Camp, are escaped protester Paul Anders (Steve Railsback), Chris Walters (Olivia Hussey) a wrongly accused shop worker, and Rita Daniels (Lynda Stoner) a suspected prostitute. One day, Camp Commandant Thatcher (Michael Craig), organizes a deadly game (‘Turkey Shoot’) for a group of VIP guests. The rules are simple: kill before you get killed. Paul, Chris and Rita are promised their freedom if they can prevent themselves from being re-captured before the following morning. Agreeing to the deal, they make a run for the forest, where they eventually turn the tables on their hunters, which leads to an all-out slaughter of survival and revenge.

Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith
Cast: Steve Railsback, Olivia Hussey, Michael Craig, Carmen Duncan, Noel Ferrier, Lynda Stoner, Roger Ward, Michael Petrovitch, Gus Mercurio, John Ley, Bill Young
Country: Australia, United Kingdom
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 01:33:15 | 7.04 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: none

• Audio commentary by director Brian Trenchard-Smith
• "Blood and Thunder Memories: Cast Interview" featurette with Michael Craig, Roger Ward and Lynda Stoner (24 min)
• "A Good Soldier" interview with director Brian Trenchard-Smith (10 min)
• Alternate credit sequences for "Escape 2000" and for "Blood Camp Thatcher"
• Theatrical trailer
• Poster & Still gallery

Download Turkey Shoot / Escape 2000, Blood Camp Thatcher (1982) DVD9 Anchor Bay:


BD50 + CD | 1080p AVC, WAV | 01:33:18 | 45.1 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English

• Audio Commentary with producer Antony I. Ginnane and filmmaker Mark Hartley (2021)
• Audio Commentary by director Brian Trenchard-Smith (2003)
• "Blood and Thunder Memories" cast interviews (24:45)
• "Not Quite Hollywood" extended interviews with Brian Trenchard-Smith, Anthony I. Ginnane, Steve Railsback, Lynda Stoner, Roger Ward, Gus Mercurio, and Bob McCarron (77:02)
• "The Ozploitaiton Renaissance" featurette (26:34)
• "A Good Soldier" Interview with director Brian Trenchard-Smith (10:21)
• "Escape 2000" US version from a VHS source (78:37)
• Stills and Poster Gallery (3:24)
• Trailer with commentary by Brian Trenchard-Smith from Trailers from Hell (3:49)
• Original Theatrical Trailer (2:46)
• TV Promo (1:04)
• Antony I. Ginnane Trailer Reel (28:23)
• Original soundtrack CD