|01.05.23||Internet|| AKA Escape 2000 AKA Blood Camp Thatcher|
This is the back half of a Brian Trenchard-Smith double feature. This is a dystopian futuristic prison camp movie that's also a Most Dangerous Game movie, two genres that I am a fan of. Stuff like Escape from New York, No Escape, Fortress, Deadlock, Surviving the Game... all very fun.
Unfortunately, this shows its budget quite a bit with the prison camp angle, and while I did enjoy the Australian wilderness location photography, I didn't care for either lead (Steve Railsback who I haven't liked in anything I've seen him in, and Olivia Hussey who didn't do much at all here). I found the bad guys more interesting, and once the prisoners leave camp and the hunt begins, there's a pretty steady score that reminded me of NES games like Commando. There's not quite enough here to keep me engaged with the world-building or the survival aspects. I didn't think it was terrible, but compared to Man from Hong Kong I thought it was a step down. There was a wolf-man though, which was nice.