Brian May Turkey Shoot [Original Soundtrack]
Vinyl LP Details
- Released: December 2, 2014
- Originally Released: 2014
- Label: Dual Planet
Vinyl LP pressing of this previously unreleased Ozploitation soundtrack from Brian May, the composer of Mad Max, Patrick and the Day After Halloween. The notorious 1982 Australian film, TURKEY SHOOT (Also known as ESCAPE 2000 in the US and BLOOD CAMP THATCHER in the UK) has long been considered the ultimate of Australian Video Nasties. Set in a dystopian future where a totalitarian regime imprison a group of 'deviants' to a high security prison destined for rehabilitation and social re-programming. The story involves the group of inmates fleeing from the camp controlled by the draconian warden, a sadistic alopecic henchmen and a bizarrely scripted lycanthropic carnival-mutant -shall we read on? Scored by renowned Australian film composer Brian May, the predominantly electronic soundtrack hints stylistically to brooding horror-synth of John Carpenter, the mutant patch bay of Gil Melle's soundtrack THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN as well as some of the sonic characteristics found in Italian B-cinema (Fabio Frizzi & Goblin). Pulsing synth oscillations and pounding percussion together with inspired sound design all encapsulate the confused and claustrophobic human big-game hunt.