Death Race 2000
In a dystopian future, a cross country automobile race requires contestants to run down innocent pedestrians to gain points that are tallied based on each kill’s brutality.
“It’s like a ’70s Marvel comic come to life, with a healthy dose of gore and nudity just to keep everybody satisfied. Without question one of the most purely entertaining films I have ever seen.” Christopher M Jones, Mubi.com
“The story, about a road race in the not-too-distant future for which the drivers are given points for running down pedestrians, becomes an elaborate and telling fantasy about our peculiar popular entertainments. Fine work carved from minimal materials.” Chicago Reader
“Script, from an Ib Melchior story, makes its satirical points economically, and director Paul Bartel keeps the film moving quickly.” Variety
- 11/23 | 11:30PM