When Roger Corman’s Death Race 2000 came out in 1975 it spooked a lot of people. If you haven’t seen it, it’s about a race in the future (now the past) where the contestants got points for running down pedestrians. The tagline was “In The Year 2000 Hit And Run Driving Is No Longer A Felony. It’s The National Sport.” The movie inspired the first video game to gain serious bitch-pitching among concerned parents. And they were TOTALLY within reason. Here’s a picture of the ultra violent Atari version:
The upcoming Death Race opens on August 22. It has a different, but similar concept: people trying to kill other people with crazy cars. Honestly, I’ll watch any movie where Jason Stratham punches people. Here’s the trailer.
Classic Line fromDeath Race 2000: “Go for the Baby! The baby!”
What we are excited about for the new Death Race: Women Prisoners.