For fans of modern exploitation and over the top insanity, January, 2017 is here and you can now comfortably put a smile on your face. Roger Corman’s Death Race 2050 is officially available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD as of today, January 17th, 2017.
The movie looks bonkers and it’s got some great talent involved, so we’re stoked. But we’re also curious, particularly about the rules of the race.
It’s a good thing Frankenstein is here to clear everything up!
G.J. Echternkamp directs. Manu Bennett (30 Days of Night), Malcolm McDowell (Rob Zombie’s Halloween), Marci Miller (Most Likely to Die) and Burt Grinstead (Better Half) star.
Synopsis: Legendary filmmaking icon, Roger Corman, is back with his most outrageous film yet in this sensational, action-packed and darkly humorous reboot of the original Death Race 2000! It’s the year 2050 and America is controlled by an all-powerful corporate government ruled by The Chairman (Malcolm McDowell). The masses have been brainwashed with violent virtual-reality entertainment. The event of the year is the Death Race, in which a motley crew of violent drivers compete in a cross-country road race, scoring points for shamelessly running people over and driving each other off the road. The reigning champion and fan favorite, Frankenstein (Manu Bennett), who’s half-man half-machine, wants to take the crown, but his rebel spy co-pilot threatens his legacy.