Death Race 2000

IMDB

(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.

2.0/5.0

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

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