Death Race 2000/Death Sport Specs
By: Craig Villinger on October 16, 2008  |  Comments ()  |  Share 
With Paul W.S. Anderson's big budget re-imaging hitting cinemas on October 30 there couldn't be a better time to re-release Roger Corman's original B-movie classic Death Race 2000, and that is exactly what Umbrella Entertainment will be doing on November 1 when they unleash the film as part of a 2 disc set that will also feature another Corman quickie, Death Sport.

Death Race 2000 revolves around a futuristic cross-country road race where drivers can score extra points by running down pedestrians! David Carradine stars as the enigmatic national driving champion "Frankenstein", while a pre-Rocky Sylvester Stallone plays his fiercest rival Machine Gun Joe Viterbo. In Death Sport Carradine returns, this time as a rebel warrior in the year 3000 who is forced to participate in a deadly tournament. Barbarians, mutants, bikers, and 70s stunner Claudia Jennings are featured prominently.

Previously seen locally on a couple of cruddy budget discs (one of which we reviewed here) Umbrella's release will finally give Death Race 2000 the treatment it deserves with the feature being presented in a 16:9 enhanced widescreen aspect ratio along with an audio commentary by Roger Corman and star Mary Woronov and a theatrical trailer. Death Sport will feature a 4:3 presentation.

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