Sunday, December 21, 2008

Death Race 2000 (1975)

R2 UK



"Low-budget films allow one to experiment, to take chances with a zany idea like Death Race 2000 Paul Bartel had the type of black humor that was required to direct this cross-country racing mayhem; while Chuck Griffith handled 2nd unit direction for the action sequences, featuring futuristic fast cars created by an award-winning designer. To compete with David Carradine's dark hero, I cast Sylvester Stallone as the heavy, whom I had first noticed with his brilliant performance in The Lords Of The Flatbush. This combination was particularly effective, and Death Race 2000 remains one of my most successful films of all time." - Roger Corman.

In the year 2000, hit and run has become the national sport. It's a no-holds barred cross-country race, in which the aim is to kill off not only your opponents, but as many pedestrians as possible. David Carradine takes on Sylvester Stallone in this classic adrenaline thriller that will make you look both ways twice before you cross.

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