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Turkey Shoot

Turkey Shoot (Brian Trenchard-Smith, 1982) aka Escape 2000, Blood Camp Thatcher; prod. Antony I. Ginnane, William Fayman for Second FGH Film Consortium, wr. Jon George, Neill Hicks, story George Schenck, dp John McLean, music Brian May, design Bernard Hides, ed. Alan Lake; Steve Railsback, Olivia Hussey, Michael Craig, Carmen Duncan, Noel Ferrier, Lynda Stoner, Roger Ward, Michael Petrovich, Gus Mercurio, John Ley, Bill Young, Steve Rackman, John Godden, Oriana Panozzo; Kodak colour, 35mm, 94 min.

This piece of shit includes a scene in which the director allows huge (gay) stunt actor Roger Ward to actually beat up some poor little female extra. It also has the worst breast double for Olivia Hussey. I won't go on. It's not worth talking about.

Luke Buckmaster:
Turkey Shoot’s combination of high and lowbrow impulses creates a strange heady mixture – a sort of schlocky intellectualism. Its dreadfully serious, thought-provoking setup is blasted to smithereens by video-game style carnage engineered by people clearly in part motivated by the desire to blow things up.
These mixed messages might have been why critics refused to come to the party. Phillip Adams spoke out against the film, describing it as “unrivalled sadism and brutality”. David Stratton observed “a catalogue of sickening horrors”. The Guardian.

See also: Turkey Shoot (Jon Hewitt, 2014)

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