King of the B movies, Roger Corman, is revisiting the theme of his 1975 camp classic Death Race 2000 with a direct-to-video sequel set a half-century later, Death Race 2050. A pre-Rocky Sylvester Stallone starring in the original alongside David Carradine.
The film's plot is still the same: Competitors race weaponized cars across the country, scoring points along the way by running down pedestrians and bystanders for television viewers' entertainment.
Think the story sounds far-fetched? Maybe Corman is just ahead of his time. Corman's second film, in 1955, was The Fast and the Furious, which depicted the story a man wrongly imprisoned for murder who breaks out of jail and hits the road with a beautiful woman riding shotgun in a fast sports car.
On second thought, never mind. Nobody would want to see a movie like that...especially not with that silly title.
This new spin on the tale hits Blu-Ray Jan. 17, 2017.