Death Race

Death Race

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson Cast: Jason Statham, Tyrese Gibson, Ian McShane

Blu-ray (Wide Screen / Uncensored / Repackaged / Edited)

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The Transporter star Jason Statham takes the wheel in director Paul W.S. Anderson's remake of the Roger Corman classic about a hyper-violent cross-country race that breaks all of the traditional rules of the road. The time is the not-so-distant future, and as America's prisons begin overflowing with violent criminals, the powers that be devise a grisly game that will free up space in the cells and entertain the masses at the same time. Jensen Ames (Statham) is a three-time speedway champion with a dark past. A survival expert and ex-con whose sordid history comes back to haunt him when he is framed for a murder he didn't commit, Ames is forced to choose between donning the metallic mask of a mythical racer known as Frankenstein or languishing away on Terminal Island -- America's most notorious penitentiary. Over the course of the next three days, this unlikely champion will get behind the wheel of a nightmare machine outfitted with machine guns, grenade launchers, and flamethrowers in a desperate attempt to outrun some of the most violent criminals ever imprisoned. Should Ames be the first to cross the checkered flag, he will win his freedom; should he come in second, however, death would be preferable to a grim future in a cramped concrete cell. Co-stars include Joan Allen, Ian McShane, Natalie Martinez, and Tyrese Gibson, who takes over the role of Machine Gun Joe, made famous by Sylvester Stallone in the original.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/30/2011
UPC: 0025192102677
Original Release: 2008
Rating: NR
Source: Universal Studios
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 3:36:00
Sales rank: 33,944

Special Features

Featurettes; Feature commentary with director Paul W.S. Anderson and producer Jeremy Bolt

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jason Statham Jensen Ames/Frankenstein
Tyrese Gibson Machine Gun Joe
Ian McShane Coach
Joan Allen Hennessey
Natalie Martinez Case
Max Ryan Pachenko
Jason Clarke Ulrich
Fred Koehler Lists
Jacob Vargas Gunner
Justin Mader Travis Colt
Robert La Sardo Grimm
Robin Shou 14K
Janaya Stephens Suzy

Technical Credits
Paul W.S. Anderson Director,Original Story,Producer,Screenwriter
Paul Denham Austerberry Production Designer
Scott Boland Casting
Jeremy Bolt Producer
Victoria Burrows Casting
Nigel Churcher Art Director
Roger Corman Executive Producer
Mark Egerton Asst. Director
Don Granger Executive Producer
Paul Haslinger Score Composer
Niven Howie Editor
Dennis E. Jones Executive Producer
Ryan Kavanaugh Executive Producer
Scott Kevan Cinematographer
Michele Laliberte Art Director
Gregory Mah Costumes/Costume Designer
Ib Melchior Original Story
Paula Wagner Producer

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Death Race 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Kinger-From-Bako More than 1 year ago
You probably could guess how this movie was going to turn out, but the special effects partnered with a great cast and dynamite special effects made it a great movie to watch!
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JenniferEvette69 More than 1 year ago
Totally not appropriate for any child, adults only. Brainless movie. For young men only LOL Which I'm sure they will enjoy the action, heads coming off and all.
Bryan_Cassiday_author More than 1 year ago
What is modern filmmakers' penchant for bleached-out sepia-tinted color that looks like moldy black and white? It does not seduce me. To be frank, it looks just plain ugly. I suppose, in the case of this movie, it signifies the ugliness of the future that awaits us.

Despite its ugly-duckling appearance, "Death Watch" is a serviceable action flick starring the charismatic and appealingly imperturbable Jason Statham (of "The Bank Job" fame). Short on plot, "Death Watch" is long on action, the explosive action of racing between souped-up, armor-plated, rocket-mounted, grotesque-looking vehicles. Stathatm's killing machine is an unrecognizable modified V-8 Mustang GT.

There's one catch to these races: they're not about winning, they're about killing the other competitiors. The more racers that are killed, the higher the ratings of the televised matches. It's an interesting theme, but it seems to lack the necessary acerbic wit to pull it off to complete satisfaction.

--Bryan Cassiday, author of "Fete of Death"