Set to premiere at FrightFest tomorrow night (keep an eye out for our review), the ultra-violent VHS love letter Turbo Kid is, ironically, heading to Blu-Ray and DVD on October 5th.
The BMX Bandits meet Mad Max in this hugely entertaining and ultra-violent love letter to the VHS era. Set in a vision of the future, Turbo Kid will be instantly recognisable to anyone who spent a wasted youth in the video store – it’s a retro-adventure for the ages!
It’s packed with nods to 1980s pop culture (even down to Atari-style credits and its synth-tastic score) and riffs on the kids’ adventure movies such The Monster Squad and The Goonies.
And for the hardcore fans, there’s another staple of the VHS – bucketloads of gore and violence. With its crazy decapitations, disembowelments, and dismembered limbs, Turbo Kid follows in the footsteps of other hyper pastiche movies such as Wolfcop and Hobo With A Shotgun, with director Jason Eisener bringing his grindhouse touch as a producer!
Also on hand is legendary actor Michael Ironside (Total Recall, Starship Troopers), who brings some serious genre credentials to the movie and leads a cast of up-and-coming talent.
Turbo Kid is available for Digital Download on September 28th and Blu-Ray and DVD on October 5th.