Tag: Ozploitation

James Herbert’s The Survivor (1981)

James Herbert’s The Survivor (1981)

March 14, 2017 | By

Review of David Hemmings and Anthony Ginnane’s 1981 film version of James Herbert’s plane crash thriller The Survivor, new on Blu from Severin Films, plus some bitching about the lack of a definitive Blu-ray edition of The Lighthorsemen (1987).

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BR: Survivor, The (1981)

BR: Survivor, The (1981)

March 14, 2017 | By

Riding on the unlikely international success of the somewhat supernatural thriller Harlequin / Dark Forces (1980), Anthony Ginnane decided to produce an adaptation of James Herbert’s novel – the first time Ginnane gambled on an existing property rather than an original screenplay…

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DVD: Strange Behavior / Dead Kids (1981)

DVD: Strange Behavior / Dead Kids (1981)

October 10, 2016 | By

As Elite Entertainment continues its productive association with producer Anthony Ginnane, another cult film makes its debut on DVD. Originally titled Dead Kids (and released under that name outside of North America), the name was changed to Strange Behavior…

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BR: Turkey Shoot / Escape 2000 (1982)

BR: Turkey Shoot / Escape 2000 (1982)

February 18, 2016 | By

Set in 1995, Turkey Shoot (released as Escape 2000 in America) begins when political activist Paul, lippy knick-knack seller Chris, and ‘whorish’ Jennifer arrive at an Orwellian re-education camp and quickly witness a variety of brutalities inflicted upon attractive inmates by sadistic overlords…

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R.I.P. Everett De Roche

R.I.P. Everett De Roche

April 3, 2014 | By

A key player in Australia’s film industry during the 1970s and 1980s and best known for a series of clever and sometimes vicious Ozploitation films, prolific writer Everett De Roche passed away yesterday at the age of 67.

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