Death Race 2000

behold: the future!

Title: Death Race 2000
Year: 1975
Director: Paul Bartel
Writers: Robert Thom & Charles B. Griffith, based on the story by Ib Melchior
Starring: David Carradine, Simone Griffeth, Sylvester Stallone
Music: Paul Chihara
Length: 84 minutes
Synopsis: a cross-country race in which points are scored for killing bystanders
How I saw it: on video (rented on DVD), yesterday
Subjective Rating: 6/10 (Okay).
Objective Rating: 4/10 (gets points for concept, pacing, music and subjective rating) c. 1.8/4 (Eh).

Pulp science fiction adapted into a cornball comedy. It’s one of those bad movies that knows it’s a bad movie and has fun with it. Surprisingly entertaining for what it is.


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