Death Race 2000


(1975, Paul Bartel)

Out-there low-budget sci-fi (that’s three concurrent hyphenated modifiers: fan-freaking-tastic!) movie about a futuristic race across the U.S. where racers earn points for killing pedestrians. Roger Corman produced and zany/brilliant Paul Bartel directed this schlock-shock-comedy. (More hyphens! This must stop! Instead, interjections! Hey! Wow!)

David Carradine shakes off the subdued character from “Kung Fu”, and a pre-Rocky Sylvester Stallone eats up his role as his rival. Silly, but fun in parts and completely watchable. Also, not nearly as gory as one might think. I wonder if the 2008 remake directed by Paul W.S. Anderson (Alien vs. Predator, Mortal Kombat, Resident Evil) will follow suit. Hmm, kinda doubt it.



Posted on May 22, 2008, in Film log and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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