Death Race on DVD

by Alan Rapp on December 22, 2008

in Home Video

  • Title: Death Race
  • IMDB: link

If you missed Death Race in the theater you didn’t miss much.  If you miss it on DVD, well, the same could be said.  The movie is now available on DVD and Blu-ray.  Unless you’ve ot nothing left in your Netflix cue or you simple want to fast-forward to all the stunts you probably want ot wait until this turkey (created by the director and producer who gave us Event Horizon) hits cable.

“What we trained to do, very hard in the film, we tried to ground it in reality as much as possible”
—producer Jeremy Bolt

I was less than impressed with Paul W.S. Anderson’s remake of Death Race 2000.  The film follows a group of convicts who race around the prison yard in armored suped-up cars with machine guns, all for the camera.  For more on the plot of the film itself read the original review.

Reading the review and watching the film and features show you just how large the disconnect was with the people involved in making the film and the final result.  “Grounded in reality as much as possible.”  Yeah, like HancockDeath Race isn’t a total waste but it’s more of a cable flick to check out a 2am than something you’re going to want to put money down for – unless you simply want a mindless action flick you can get wasted to with your friends and laugh at, stare at the tame T&A, and enjoy the stunts.  I think that’s actually the target audience for the film.

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