- Directed by Sig Shore
- Starring Steve Railsback, Sandra Lea, Tara Trimble, Jason Healey
- Written by John V. Kraft, John V. Kraft
The Survivalist (1987) -- A potentially potent and exciting Panic in Year Zero-type premise gets fatally hamstrung by a lackluster execution in this merely passable doomsday thriller. Steve Railsback (who also toplined in the futuristic Aussie The Most Dangerous Game variant Escape 2000 around the same time) stars as Jack Tillman, a tough and fiercely self-reliant take-charge Texas suburbanite who's more than ready when the news of an imminent nuclear war causes society to degenerate into a barbarous every-man-for-himself mass hysteria state. Martial law is declared, looters run rampant in the streets, the cops fail to maintain order, and Tillman's wife and daughter are killed in the ensuing violent fracas. So Tillman makes a perilous cross country trek to the North to find his son before it's too late. Wimpy idealist doctor Cliff De Young and his more sensible nurse wife Susan Blakely tag along for the dangerous ride.
Quality Note: Pretty good quality, however there is a slight tracking block at the bottom, which doesnt interfere with the overall movie. Picture is at times grainy however is still nice to watch, so Ive given this a 4 (3.7/5). Check movie clip if in doubt.
The Survivalist DVD is offered as a compact edition. This transfer is manufactured on demand and is presented on premium DVD-R with thermal disc print in a clear plastic wallet. Important: This title has been manufactured from the best-quality video master (rated 8/10) currently available and has not been remastered or restored.