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« on: March 05, 2012, 04:44:04 PM »

Prisoners at a futuristic government work camp are picked to become human game for politicians and their cronies.  This is yet another version of "The Most Dangerous Game," but it is entertaining in its excess.  One of the rich hunters has a pet werewolf!

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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2012, 03:16:21 AM »

There must be a whole generation of kids who have been imprinted on Olivia Hussey.

For years, the go-to version of Romeo and Juliet was Zeffirelli's 1968 version, which featured a young Olivia Hussey. Hussey is "interesting," and to be presented with her talents in high school English, pre-internet, is an experience I don't think many young men will forget.

All I can say is "Thank you, Shakespeare."

Then her career went on to Escape 2000 and Psycho IV. C'est la vie.
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« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2012, 01:42:41 PM »

I did not find Chris (Olivia Hussey's character) attractive at all.  It's probably the characters complete and utter lack of recognition that the government and society are completely screwed.  She just goes her way, pretending that everything is hunky-dory.  Not so much a "babe in the woods" like she played in "Romeo and Juliet" as "completely clueless." 

Whoever they picked to be her body double for the shower scene was an interesting choice.  The woman looks to have had children, and was a bit more endowed than Hussey.

Speaking of which, Paul is played by the same actor (Steve Railsback) who hooks up with the incredibly sexy space vampire babe in Lifeforce.  What is so special about that guy?
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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2012, 07:43:47 PM »

Aha, thought I recognised "Fifi" (Ritter) from Mad Max!
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« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2012, 04:42:26 AM »

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Charles Thatcher - The warden of Camp 47. He wears George Peppard's hair and Bruce Lee's jacket.

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« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2012, 07:38:59 AM »

For the other Aussies out there, this is also known as "Turkey Shoot".... features prominently in Tarantino's Ozploitation, too.
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« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2012, 08:25:25 AM »

For the other Aussies out there, this is also known as "Turkey Shoot".... features prominently in Tarantino's Ozploitation, too.
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« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2012, 11:08:38 AM »

For the other Aussies out there, this is also known as "Turkey Shoot".... features prominently in Tarantino's Ozploitation, too.

Yep, I found a copy of it last fall, while on an Ozploitation kick started by watching Not Quite Hollywood. Absolutely insane movie. Apparently some of the funding dried up while it was in production, so they gave up any attempt at seriousness and went for all-out crazy, violent exploitation.

In addition to Railsback and Mad Max's gay leather daddy, Roger "Fifi" Ward, the werewolf was played by Steve Rackman, who is almost recognizable as Donk from the Crocodile Dundee movies.

Is it just me, or does anyone else have a problem with describing Alph as a werewolf when he very clearly has cat eyes. He strikes me more as a generic beast man. I suppose he's only ever referred to in the movie as a "circus freak." For such a cheesy character, he's actually pretty disturbing to look at, especially when he cheerfully pulls off a guy's toe and pops it in his mouth.
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