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(aka "Hunting Season" or "Open Season 2 - Die Jagd geht weiter" or "She Was Fair Game" or "Death Game: The Return of Jessica" )

 

directed by Mario Andreacchio
Australia 1986

 

Cassandra Delaney is Jessica, a smart farmer girl who (I think) owns a safe-heaven for animals. One day on the road she bumps into three rednecks who almost forces her off the road. She complains to the law, but no one cares, and soon the rednecks is out for revenge - just for fun. So they kill her animals and sexually abuse her (including putting her undressed in front of one of their trucks, driving like crazies at the same time). When they're finished with her they leave her... and now she's ready for her revenge! And it's gonna be brutal!

Every Aussie movie seem to have car chases and this one sure has a lot of car-related stunts, from the insane beginning - which has some very cool climbing-on-top-of-vehicles-stunts - to the violent driving later, often with one of the characters - who must have been a stuntman also - doing the most dangerous stuff on top and around the car. Lotsa cool stuff. But this is mostly a fantastic and very simple story about a woman who just won't give up. Cassandra Delaney is great. This is the first time I've seen her, but she rules the screen every time she's in frame - and she's visible most of the movie, in one state or another.

 Excerpt from NinjaDixon located HERE

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Theatrical Release: July 24th, 1986

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Long Weekend (1978)

Snapshot (1979)

The Survivor (1981)

Wake in Fright (1981)

Turkey Shoot (1982)

Dead-End Drive-in (1986)

Hounds of Love (2016)

 

and DVD:

 

Nightmares (1980)

Savage Attraction (1983)

Wolf Creek (2005)

Monstro (2010)

Death Passage (2015)

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Comparison:

Vanguard - Region 0 - PAL vs. Umbrella - Region FREE - Blu-ray

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Distribution

Vanguard Cinema

Region 0 - PAL

Umbrella Entertainment
Region
FREE Blu-ray

Runtime 1:22:12 (4% PAL speedup)

1:25:48.685

Video

1.31:1 Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 4.92 mb/s
PAL 720x480 29.97 f/s
 

Disc Size: 42,039,098,466 bytes

Feature Size: 18,526,366,848 bytes

Average Bitrate: 25.27 Mbps

Dual-layered Blu-ray MPEG-4 AVC Video

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Audio English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

DTS-HD Master Audio English 1509 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 24-bit (DTS Core: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Commentary:

Dolby Digital Audio English 384 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 384 kbps

Subtitles none None
Features Release Information:
Studio: Vanguard

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 1.82:1

Edition Details:
� Double Bill Trailer with 'I Dismember Mama' (16:9; 1:32)

DVD Release Date: 23 May 2000
Amaray

Chapters 24
 

Release Information:
Studio: Umbrella

 

Disc Size: 42,039,098,466 bytes

Feature Size: 18,526,366,848 bytes

Average Bitrate: 25.27 Mbps

Dual-layered Blu-ray MPEG-4 AVC Video

 

Edition Details:
• Audio Commentary by director Mario Andreacchio and writer Rob George
• Extended Interview with Cassandra Delany from NOT QUITE HOLLYWOOD (15:24)
• On Location with FAIR GAME' featurette (3:39)
• Behind the Scenes 1985 TV Report from NWS9 Action News (0:36)
• Behind the Scenes 1985 TV Report from ADS-7 State Affair (2:21)
• Behind the Scenes with Dean Bennett documentary (52:01)
• Image Gallery (24:18)
• Storyboard (8:05)
• Mario Andreacchio Short Films (1:29:30)
• Theatrical Trailer (1:03)
 

Blu-ray  Release Date: January 12th, 2018
Standard (thick) Blu-ray case

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Comments

NOTE: The below Blu-ray captures were taken directly from the Blu-ray disc.

ADDITION: Umbrella Blu-ray - February 18': Umbrella bring this 'Ozploitation' classic to 1080P in a stellar advancement over the 2000 1.33:1 DVD that was teaming with artifacts and combing. The image significantly advances with a 1.85:1 aspect ratio presentation and every facet is superior from detail to colors to grain texture. This is on a dual-layered disc with a decent bitrate and is dramatically ahead of the previously weak SD transfers. It looks just fine in-motion.

DTS-HD Master 2.0 channel (24-bit) lossless audio, for the original English audio, with a score by Ashley Irwin (1999's The Thomas Crown Affair) with some syntho-rifts and the audio has a few, cringe-worthy, aggressive effects including fire, rifles, hood-mounting and more. The quality seems indicative of the original production -  clear with heavy accents and reasonably consistent. There are no subtitles and the disc is Region FREE - playable worldwide.

Extras offer a new wonderfully relaxed audio commentary with director Mario Andreacchio and writer Rob George with plenty of pauses and reminiscing about the production. There is a 1/4 hour extended interview with Cassandra Delany (star of Fair Game and ex-wife of John Denver) from Mark Hartley's 2008 Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! and some production featurettes; On Location with FAIR GAME', two short Behind the Scenes 1985 TV Reports and a 52-minute Dean Bennett (oft credited stuntman) documentary. There is an image gallery with film and video artwork as well as some storyboards and a trailer. But many may be pleased to have access to five Mario Andreacchio short films; Under Pressure (1984), Abduction... Who's Next? (1984), Break-in (1983), Taken by Storm (1983) and Vandalism (1981.)

Umbrella have given us a quintessential Ozploitation classic in a much-welcomed HD release loaded with extras including a director commentary. It amounts to  must own purchase for those desirable to own more of this category of modestly-budget efforts out of Australia post the introduction of the 'R' rating that was established in 1971. This is pure, notorious, exploitation cinema, vengeance, pulp! Strongly recommended! 

 - Gary Tooze


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Distribution

Vanguard Cinema

Region 0 - PAL

Umbrella Entertainment
Region
FREE Blu-ray

More 'Ozploitation' on Blu-ray:

Long Weekend (1978)

Snapshot (1979)

The Survivor (1981)

Wake in Fright (1981)

Turkey Shoot (1982)

Dead-End Drive-in (1986)

Hounds of Love (2016)

 

and DVD:

 

Nightmares (1980)

Savage Attraction (1983)

Wolf Creek (2005)

Monstro (2010)

Death Passage (2015)

 




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