Turbo Kid

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Turbo Kid - 2015



EMA & Timpson Films - 93 min.
DVD barcode #5055761906493(UK); 9338683118295(AU/NZ) ; 4260115211609(DE)
Blu-ray barcode #5055761906509(UK); 9317731118531(AU/NZ); 4260115211616(DE); 687797962393(US 3-disc set)

Principal Cast: Munro Chambers, Laurence Leboeuf, Michael Ironside, Edwin Wright, Aaron Jeffery, Romano Orzari.
Crew: Screenplay: Yoann-Karl Whissell, Anouk Whissell, Francois Simard; Director of Photography: Jean-Philippe Bernier; Editor: Luke Haigh; Original Music: Le Matos; Production Designer: Sylvain Lemaitre; Costume Designer: Eric Poirier; Makeup Department Head: Olivier Xavier; Special Effects: Jean-Mathieu Berube, Carlo Harrietha; Producers: Anne-Marie Gelinas, Ant Timpson, Benoit Beaulieu, Tim Riley; Directors: Yoann-Karl Whissell, Anouk Whissell, Francois Simard.

In a post-apocalyptic future, 'The Kid', a young solitary scavenger obsessed with comic books, must face his fears and become a reluctant hero when he meets a mysterious girl named 'Apple'. Despite their efforts to keep to themselves, 'Zeus', the sadistic and self-proclaimed leader of the Wasteland, plagues 'The Kid' and 'Apple'. Armed with little more than blind faith and an ancient turbocharged weapon, 'The Kid' learns of justice and friendship and embarks on an incredible journey to rid the Wasteland of evil and save the girl of his dreams. I'm not sure as to what demographic this blood and gore comedic sci-fi drama is aimed, but I doubt it would appeal to many over age 30. That said, I found it more worthy of a viewing than Deathgasm.

Censor Rating: R - Review Rating: C+

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AVAILABILITY OF COPIES

Starting 05 October 2015, a PAL R2 DVD can be purchased from UK sources for about 10#. The feature is presented in a 2.35:1 format, 16x9 enhanced, with a DD Surround 5.1 English language track. On the same date, it was also released on 1080p Region B Blu-ray with a DTS-HD Master Surround 5.1 English audio and optional English subtitles. The Blu-ray is also selling for about 10#. There are two extras, 'Bloody Wasteland: The Making of Turbo Kid'(23:09) and 'T is for Turbo(5:32). The extras do not have the subtitle option.

There are DVD and Blu-ray German releases that started 13 November 2015, selling for under 16eur and 20eur respectively.
It is also an Australian/New Zealand release that started 09 December 2015, selling for about $35nz/25au for the DVD and $40nz/30au for the Blu-ray.

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The US 3-disc release, starting 25 January 2016, has a Region A Blu-ray Feature disc with DTS HD MA 5.1 English or DD 5.1 English or DD 2.0 English or DD 5.1 French - subtitle options of English (SDH), Spanish or French. It also has optional English or French commentary tracks. It also has a Region 1 NTSC DVD with the same audio options as the BD except all are Dolby Digital.
It has a third DVD that contains the two shorts indicated above plus: Mini Docs: Fantasia, Gore, Stunt, Funny, The Kid, Apple, Zeus; Festival Introductions: BIFFF (Brussels), Edinburgh (UK), Sitges (Spain); Still Galleries (3): Design/On Set, Fan Art, 'The Ride' booklet; Official Trailer and some unrelated trailers.
Orders can be placed at the The Epic Pictures site, selling for $20us + shipping.

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AWARDS

2015 - SXSW Midnight Audience Award
2015 - Fantasia Audience Award
2015 - BIFAN Best Directors Award
2015 - Fantaspoa Best Art Direction Award (Sylvain Lemaitre) and Best Feature/Audience Award
2015 - Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival Best Director Award
2015 - Sitges Film Festival - Carnet Jove Jury Award - Best Feature
2015 - FANCINE Festival de Cine Fantastico de la Universidad de Malaga - Best Picture Audience Award & Best Screenplay
2015 - Fright-Fest - Best Actress (Laurence Leboeuf) & Best Death
2015 - Molins de Rei Horror Film Festival - Audience Award for Best Film
2015 - San Sebastián Horror and Fantasy Film Festival - Audience Award for Best Feature
2016 - Winner of Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films Saturn Award for Best International Film
2016 - Jutra Awards - Best Make-up
2016 - Victoria TX Indie Film Fest - Best Actor (Munro Chambers) and Frels Award





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