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->''"I am a deviant! The lowest form of life on Earth! The Re-education and Behaviour Modification Centre is my salvation!"''

Also known as ''Escape 2000'' (in the US) or ''Blood Camp Thatcher'' (in the UK), this CultClassic 1982 Australian [[ExploitationFilm 'ozploitation']] sci-fi action film was directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith, of ''BMXBandits'', ''[[DeadEndDriveIn Dead End Drive-in]]'', ''Film/TheManFromHongKong'' and ''Leprechaun 4'' fame.

The plot of the film is fairly [[{{Troperrific}} archetypal]]: it's TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture and Australia is controlled by a fascist totalitarian government. For the slightest percieved offenses, "deviants" are sent to prison camps to be subjected to reformative torture. The new arrivals at Re-Ed Camp 47 are Chris Walters (Olivia Hussey), a shopkeeper accused of helping a rebel; Rita Daniels (Lynda Stoner), a suspected sex worker; and Paul Anders (Steve Railsback), a political dissident who has escaped from several other camps. After suffering brutal treatment at the hands of Camp Master Charles Thatcher (Michael Craig) and his chief enforcer, Ritter (Roger Ward), the prisoners accept a deadly deal. They will be [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame human prey in a 'turkey shoot']] Thatcher has organised for Secretary Mallory (Noel Ferrier), and fellow [=VIPs=] Jennifer (Carmen Duncan) and Tito (Michael Petrovich). If they can evade the heavily armed guests in the surrounding jungle until sundown, Chris, Rita and Paul will be set free, or so Thatcher claims...

The film is a [[NarmCharm charmingly cheesy]], campy, over-the-top BMovie, that can be a lot of fun if you acknowledge it for what it is and [[MST3KMantra don't think too hard about it]]. Recommended for anyone interested in Australian cinema, or who enjoyed ''Film/MadMax''. Creator/QuentinTarantino has cited both the film and its director as among his favorites.

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!!This film provides examples of:

* AbnormalAmmo: Jennifer's crossbow bolts, with explosive and pyrotechnic heads.
* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: Averted when Chris finds that Griff has got his hands on a rifle and tries to hook up with him. Griff refuses as he figures they're all dead anyway and plans on killing as many hunters as he can. Of course the hero runs into a burning canefield to save FinalGirl Chris, so it's not completely averted.
* AnnoyingArrows: Averted with Jennifer's quarrels [[HumanPincushion as Griff finds out.]] She'd mentioned earlier that the arrowheads were designed to be very difficult to tear out.
* AssholeVictim: Apart from the bad guys there's prison trustee Dodge, who appears to think the hunt (at least in his case) is a ruse to release him for his loyalty. He [[RewardedAsATraitorDeserves discovers otherwise]].
* BeardOfEvil: Tito. Ritter naturally is a case of BaldOfEvil.
* BeastMan with AnimalEyes: Former circus freak Alph, whom Tito uses as an attack dog.
* BlindWithoutEm: Ritter removes Dodge's glasses before making him run. He should have known then and there he was being set up to be killed.
* BottomlessMagazines: Griff with his [=L2A1=] rifle in the shootout with Thatcher. In fairness the actor is shown fiddling with the magazine pretending he's about to insert a new one, so he was clearly aware of this trope.
* TheBaroness / PsychoLesbian: Jennifer. Or as critic DiamandaHagan called her, the "crazy, aggressive, rapist, predatory, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking crossbow-obsessed]] lady!"
* BuryYourGays (InUniverse): Thatcher announces that while promiscuity is allowed among the inmates, homosexuality is punishable by death.
* CarFu: Those red buggys are used to kill people and later [[spoiler:to help break out the prisoners.]]
* ChewingTheScenery: Roger Ward as [[TheBrute Ritter]].
* CoolCar: Averted. Attaching machine guns, bulldozer blades or a big-ass fan to a bright red all-terrain buggy does not make it look any less ridiculous.
* DeadlyGame: Football played with large jugs of gasoline. Which are [[ManOnFire chained to a prisoner]].
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The entire conversation about Jennifer's SniperPistol. Not to mention Thatcher's long red buggy, according to critic DiamandaHagan.
* EnforcedMethodActing: Rumor has it that real bullets were fired at the actors in some scenes, though they may have just been BB's (still [[EyeScream capable of causing injury though]]).
* EvilLaugh: More of an evil snigger actually -- Red and Dodge.
* FanDisservice: Cutting away from IHaveYouNowMyPretty LesYay to other scenes, then returning to Lynda Stoner's naked, blood-splattered, quarrel-impaled corpse. Even for an ExploitationFilm (perhaps [[GirlOnGirlIsHot especially for an exploitation film]]) that's pretty shocking.
* FinalGirl: It's no surprise that innocent Chris survives while whore Rita gets lesbianed to death.
* FriendOrFoe: [[spoiler:The guards attack just in time to get blown up by their own air force, leaving the prisoners free to escape into the jungle.]]
* {{Gorn}}: People get run over, burnt alive, chopped by machete and bulldozer blade, impaled by arrows, and in one notable case ripped apart by machine gun bullets.
* GroinAttack: Red forces himself on Chris in the shower; she pretends to respond favourably, reaching into Red's pants [[spoiler:then suddenly yanking up the zip. Not only this, but Red is later kicked in the crotch by Griff, and finally impaled between the legs by a jungle BoobyTrap. Mallory also cops a dart in the groin moments before he burns to death in the canefield.]]
* GunStripping: Jennifer assembles her SniperPistol blindfolded.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:Mallory is shot with his own tranquilizer gun, leaving him unable to flee the burning canefield his GiantMook set alight. Ritter has his hands cut off by his own machete. Jennifer gets an explosive-head quarrel in the neck.]]
* HowWeGotHere: Chris and Anders in the VanInBlack taking them to Camp 47, showing how they got arrested.
* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame
* IHaveYouNowMyPretty
-->'''Red:''' "And now my little flower, I'm going to taste your honey!"
* IKnowYouKnowIKnow: Thatcher telling Anders about the hunt; it's obvious that Anders knows it's a set-up, and that [[StepfordSmiler Thatcher realises this]].
* ImAHumanitarian: Alph
* JungleJapes: Ritter does the "hacking insignificant branches in your path with a machette" and [[spoiler:"avoid great swinging BoobyTrap"]] clichés.
* KarmicDeath: The two men who threaten Chris with rape both fall victim to {{Groin Attack}}s.
* {{Make an Example of Them}}: A scene which impressed even Creator/QuentinTarantino is [[TheBrute Ritter]] (played by [[GiantMook 6ft, 3"]] Roger Ward) shadowboxing and then beating to death a tiny female inmate, picked at random as a 'lesson' to the NewMeat.
* NaiveNewcomer / WrongfullyAccused: Chris is arrested when the police chase a man into her shop and start beating him. When she protests, they say he must have been seeking shelter there (why else would she defend him?) and haul Chris off for 'questioning'.
* OhCrap: Thatcher when he discovers Secretary Mallory has been killed.
* OminousMultipleScreens: Used for spying on prisoners and entertaining guests.
-->'''Tito:''' ''(after watching an inmate being burnt alive)'' "Better than network television."
* PenalColony: Re-Ed Camp 47 [[spoiler:turns out to be on an island, so there's no escape.]]
* PunishmentBox: Anders is put in a cage out in the sun where he's forced to hold up a heavy weight.
* RapeAsDrama: So much so that DiamandaHagan invented a DrinkingGame -- every time a character threatens, indicates or suggests they're going to rape someone, take a shot.
-->"I guarantee by the film's end you'll be blind."
* RegretEatingMe: Dodge after Alph bites off his little toe and eats it.
-->"I hope you fucking choke you oaf!"
* SentryGun: Twin remotely-controlled 20-calibre guns are in the towers (actually they're [[AKA47 7.62mm MG3's]]). The one time they're used they prove [[AwesomeButImpractical completely incapable]] of destroying a [[ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy slow, red-painted unarmoured buggy]] and its blatantly-exposed occupants.
* ShowerScene: With equal-opportunity {{Fanservice}} as the inmates have a co-ed shower.
* StockFootage: Used quite effectively for the opening credits [[spoiler:and the bombing raid at the end.]]
* TestedOnHumans: Mallory tests his tranquilizer dart gun on a passing prisoner.
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: There's a mass prison break-out and you can't get the Camp Master on the phone? [[spoiler:Send in the [[DeathFromAbove Royal Australian Air Force]] to KillEmAll ([[WeHaveReserves guards included]]) with a [[KillItWithFire napalm strike]]!]]
* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture
* VillainBall: Lampshaded by DiamandaHagan.
-->'''Hagan:''' "Ritter goes off to start a fire and smoke out Chris and, it's a good plan -- I'm sure it'll fuck up somehow."
-->''(Mallory walks into the canefield that's about to be burned, instead of waiting for Chris to be flushed out)''
-->'''Hagan:''' "Oh, that was fast. Fuck-up achieved."
* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: Justified because Thatcher wants to break Anders' will first. And when he first catches Anders in his sights early in the hunt he doesn't fire because it would be too easy. After all, the whole point of HuntingTheMostDangerousGame is to get a thrill out of doing it.
* WhipItGood: Red.

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