Blu-ray Disc Features:
- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 18 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: June 22, 2010
- Originally Released: 1975
- Label: Shout Factory Theatr
- Note: David on death race: interview with David Carradine
- Audio commentary with Roger Corman and Mary Woronov
- New audio commentary with assistant director Lewis Teague and editor Tina Hirsh
- Playing the game: looking back at Death Race 2000
- Ready to wear: interview with costume designer Jane Ruhm
- Designing dystopia: a detailed look at the design and costume crew
- Start your engines: interview with author Ib Melchoir
- Killer score: an all-new interview with composer Paul Chihara on the creation of the film's eclectic score
- Leonard Maltin interviews Roger Corman about Death Race 2000
- Theatrical trailer
- Theatrical trailer with commentary by John Landis, courtesy of trailersfromhell.com
- TV and radio spots
- 12-page booklet
- New world trailers
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Total Film - 11/01/2000
"...Paul Bartel mocks the media's appetite for carnage and the public's bloodlust while working miracles on a slim budget..."
Sight and Sound - 11/01/2000
"...Very lively....ROLLERBALL was never this much fun..."
Uncut - 08/01/2001
"An all-time gonzo classic."
Entertainment Weekly - 06/24/2010
"[A] campy sci-fi cheapie about a cross-country demolition derby where drivers score points by turning pedestrians into roadkill." -- Grade: B-
A.V. Club - 07/07/2010
"What really makes RACE such a classic...is that Bartel manages to mix ruthless satire, absurdism, and sincerity without ever softening or compromising any of them."
More delightfully sick humor from Bartel (EATING RAOUL). In a boorish future, the government sponsors a popular, but bloody, cross-country race in which points are scored by mowing down pedestrians--with bonus points for the elderly! Five teams, each comprised of a male and female, compete using cars equipped with deadly weapons. Frankenstein, the mysterious returning champion, has become America's hero, but this time he has a passenger from the underground resistance. A legendary cult film.
Black Comedy |
Cult Film |
Sci-Fi / Horror / Fantasy |
- The source story by Ib Melchior is from 1956.