Shop Books. Add to Wishlist. USD Buy Online, Pick up in Store is currently unavailable, but this item may be available for in-store purchase. Sign in to Purchase Instantly. The issues of integrity, equality, dedication and liberty are as vital in the 21st Century as they were in the trying years leading up to the American Civil War. Includes excerpts from other Fletcher Rhoden books! Product Details About the Author. Average Review. Write a Review. Related Searches. Hussey is Chris Walters, an apolitical young woman who gets arrested when she tries to aid someone who is being brutalized by the state security forces.
The two find themselves whisked to a "re-education" camp in a remote jungle setting. The place is actually a concentration camp run by a sadist named Thatcher Michael Craig, whose character's name is a not so subtle rebuke of the British prime minister of the era.
In fact, in some countries the film was released with the alternate title "Blood Camp Thatcher". Anders continues to defy authority and Thatcher delights in torturing him. Chris tries to keep a low profile but it isn't long before the predatory guards headed by Chief Ritter Roger Ward have targeted her and other young women for chronic sexual abuse. The nightmarish situation only becomes worse when Paul, Chris and two other inmates- Rita Daniels Lynda Stoner and Griff Bill Young - are chosen to be prey in a high stakes game of life or death.
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The four prisoners are sent unarmed into the wilds with a bit of a head start before Thatcher and some elitist cronies begin hunting them with hi-tech weaponry as well as a crossbow, wielded with deadly skill by Jennifer Carmen Duncan , a vivacious but particularly cruel woman with lesbian tendencies who has some distasteful plans for Rita, to whom she is sexually attracted. It takes quite some time to get to the main theme of the film which is the "turkey shoot" of the hapless prey, all of whom delight the hunters by proving to be especially inventive in their methods of staying alive.
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The victims also prove to be masters of turning the tables on their pursuers and killing several of them. Things tend to get very bizarre when, out of the blue and without explanation, a half-man, half-beast creature is unleashed by the hunters to help track down the exhausted fugitives. It's like someone inserted some outtakes from the version of "The Island of Dr.
Moreau" into the movie. Along the way viewers are treated to an unending feast of sadism, sexism, and all-around general cruelty complete with torturous deaths, some of which are over-the-top and seem included only for the sake of the gore factor. When "Turkey Shoot" was originally released it apparently was the subject of quite a bit of controversy in Australia and the UK, where critics and media watchdogs griped about the film's violent content.
Over the decades, however, the movie seems to have built a loyal cult following that may have been at least in part attracted by the film's back story, which is more compelling than what ended up on screen. All of this is explored in Severin Films' outstanding bonus features, many of which were imported from a previously released edition from another company. Combined with some fascinating interviews culled from the acclaimed documentary "Not Quite Hollywood" an excellent history of the Australian film industry by director Mark Hartley , this hodge podge of bonus features adds up to one of the most compelling special editions I've experienced.
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Most of the major participants are seen reminiscing about the movie. Since they were interviewed separately there wasn't the stigma of offending another participants sensibilities. The interviews play out like a real-life version of "Rashomon" with so many distinctly different versions of the same experience that you wonder if these folks are referring to the same movie. Their candor is both amusing and fascinating as they mostly recall their work on the movie as a very unpleasant experience. Olivia Hussey is notable by her absence from the extras and this is perhaps the reason why.
The real fun starts when the blame game goes into effect with various actors, producers and Trenchard-Smith assigning responsibility for a film most consider to be least somewhat of a disaster. Trenchard-Smith points out that just before shooting started his production funding was cut substantially.
This resulted in key sequences being scrapped. He could have quit there but you have to admire the guy.
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As a true professional he stuck with the truncated version of the script and began shooting in an inhospitable climate with an unhappy cast and trying to cope with often sub-par special effects caused by the budget cuts. He admits that the negative reaction to the film derided his career although apparently it made a good deal of money. There is a new round table discussion with Trenchard-Smith, producer Anthony Ginanne and cinematographer Vincent Monton who did not film "Turkey Shoot" but who had worked for Ginanne on other productions.
The discussion is polite but leaves little doubt that both Trenchard-Smith and Ginanne both harbor different views about who is to blame for the film's artistic failings. Lynda Stoner remains especially bitter about her experience on the movie and is still angry that she was pressured into doing a nude scene. Hussey was, too, but stuck to her guns only to have a completely unconvincing body double play the scene.
Stoner also harbors resentment toward actor David Hemmings who did not appear in the film, but who served as one of the producers for being a dictatorial presence on the set and even insisting upon directing some sequences.
For all its faults there is much to admire in "Turkey Shoot" especially when one becomes aware of the extreme obstacles that the director and cast had to overcome. The gore factor has become somewhat less shocking in our desensitized era and the good things about it notably the performances and direction hold up well. The movie is definitely an acquired taste for select viewers but the Severin special edition should be recommended as a "must have" for anyone who wants an insightful look at how major productions can be sabotaged by factors that neither the case or crew have any control over.
Social protest has been part of human society going back to Paleolithic times when the first homo-protestapien complained "What, nuts and berries again? By the year the earth was awash with protesters for good reason who had developed protesting into an art form.
The art form of choice was the protest song. Americans like to think they had a patent upon it but Eastern Europe was at the forefront of something other than Vietnam, their own social unrest. WWII had been over for more than twenty years but there still were countries in upheaval. The Prague Spring had come to Czechoslovakia and led to another Communist invasion. Yugoslavia was beset with protests from ethnic Albanians in Kosovo and Western Macedonia that led to concessions that angered Serbians and Montenegrins.
This caused not only a Serbian emigration from Kosovo but also further religious tensions as Macedonians created their own Orthodox Church and Muslim nationalism rose in Bosnia irritating Serbian churchmen.
And, of course, the Cold War was in full swing in Germany with the Berlin Wall, just seven years old, still 21 years away from demolition. It is in the politically turbulent year of that "Fatherland," aka "Singing the Blues in Red" begins. We meet protest singer-songwriter Klaus Drittemann Gerulf Pannach, whose biography mirrors his character's as he is interrogated by officials of the Stalinist-Communist East German government who look to convict him of crimes against the state and exile him.
Drittemann whose name translates from the German as "third man," make of that what you will is a Marxist-socialist whose criticism leads to being denied to perform any longer and eventually, at the age of 40, gets him a one-way exit visa to West Germany and he leaves his son and an ex-wife behind.
Whereas some people may think that a good thing with the opportunity to make a living again and become a success in the west - there is already a record company waiting to sign him, Klaus does not. In his, and "Fatherland's" world view capitalism is just as terrifyingly corrupt as hard-line Communism. He is besieged as soon as he steps into the west, turned into a celebrity and faces a choice of signing his life away to the record company or maintaining his ethics. At his press conference in West Berlin he is asked a number of times about his father Sigfrit Steiner who was also a musician forced into exile back in the s.
When he opens a safe-deposit box in a bank there the key to which was passed to him by his mother back in East Berlin he discovers personal effects from his father that turn his life upside down. He now wants to find his father and with the assistance of Emma, a French-Dutch journalist Fabienne Babe who seems to be withholding information, he begins his journey and heads to England. Though made mostly in Germany and in German, "Fatherland" is an English film. Written by Trevor Griffiths, who collaborated with Warren Beatty on "Reds", it was directed by Ken Loach who made a number of politically charged films in the s that ran him afoul of the Conservative Margaret Thatcher government.
That government influence extended to the film and television industries and Loach found it harder and harder to work in the UK. This film could be viewed as Loach's and Griffith's response. The dichotomy of Germany's two faces materialistic consumerism v. Loach eventually found partners in West Germany and France. The ones that are ruled carry others; the ones who rule are carried by others.
Any life is better than no life. The disc contains an isolated score track and an informational collector's booklet. The vulture seems to be looking down at a group of soldiers on a burial detail.