Roger Corman's Death Race 2050 [Blu-ray/DVD] [2 Discs] [2016]

  • SKU: 5661510
  • Release Date: 01/17/2017
  • Rating: R
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
69% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (93 out of 135)

Special Features


  • Cars! Cars! Cars!
  • Cast car tours
  • Deleted scenes
  • The look of 2050
  • The making of Roger Corman's Death Race 2050

Synopsis


Death Race 2050
Souped-up speed demons race in a murderous rally across a futuristic United States where every city is named after a megacorporation and every hit-and-run "accident" is scored for points. This dystopian action thriller produced by B-movie legend Roger Corman is the sequel to his 1975 cult classic Death Race 2000. ~ Violet LeVoit, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Manu Bennett
    Manu Bennett - Frankenstein
  • Malcolm McDowell
    Malcolm McDowell - The Chairman



Overall customer rating

3.5
69%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Throwback to perfection

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    Rodlock
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    Death Race 2000 was ahead of its time when released. When the remake Death Race was announced I was excited until I saw the film. Yep, they blew it. With Death Race 2050 I have been taken back in time to see the original again. This film was a semi remake / sequel and it does not disappoint. It captures the feel of the original as well as everything that made the original such a cult classic. Check it out. You won't be disappointed

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Obviously not Oscar material

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    H2Oh
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    If you think this is anything like the Death Race movies that were released in the past few years, you are mistaking. The only similarity is driving and shooting, but even that is not done nearly as well in this movie as the other Death Race series. Clearly a B movie that was only saved by some humor. If I had spent more than $9.99 for this movie, I would be upset. I do not think this movie will ever be watched by me again.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    3.5 Stars

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    FrancisB
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    I love Roger Corman. This man has brought many great movies, actors, and directors to the screen for decades. Stallone, Carradine, Howard and dozens of others have gotten their start in one fashion or another through this man. Death Race 2050 harkens back to his 1970s smash Death Race 2000. The over-the-top acting, effects, and writing make this a camp classic. Long may Roger continue to make great movies like this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    So excited, but...

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    Matt
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    I could not believe it when I saw this in the store. I am a fan of the original Death Race 2000 (1975) with David Carradine and Sylvester Stallone. Also the new Death Race movies with Jason Statham and Luke Goss. However, I found the cars not up to par and the racing more of the lines of the Munster's.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid remake of one of the best B-movies ever.

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    RipVelcro
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    As an avid film watcher, I usually scoff at the idea of remakes. Very few have ever impressed me, and most are so awful they don't deserve any sort of recognition. However, this one, is in the very small percentage of exceptions. If you enjoyed the original, then I definitely recommend this updated piece of modern-day trash film. Way better than those stupid prison race films.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A great companion to Death Race 2000

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    Jmar
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    Fans of the original Death Race 2000 should enjoy this. This is more in the tradition of the original compared to the Paul W.S. Anderson reimagining. Don't expect any Academy Award winning effects or performances, but that's what adds to the appeal. Roger Corman still proves he can crank out a decent, fun flick on a modest budget. Just sit back and enjoy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    If you liked the original show, you might enjoy

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    JimDrees
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    This was a pretty good homage to the original show. However, the plot was too little as it was done for a full-blown movie. I enjoyed it, but there were too many times when it slowed down to a crawl in order to either promote some very obvious plot points or stretch it into full movie length.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Typical Roger Corman Cheese

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    cujoe
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    If you're any kind of fan of the original Death Race 2000 or Roger Corman in general, this one is definitely for you. Granted it's not making cinematic history, but it's campy fun and it gives you what we were missing in the Jason Stetham reboot.

    I would recommend this to a friend


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