David Carradine wears a Gimp mask and beats up Sly Stallone in a dystopian future built on corpses of unlucky pedestrians. On one level it’s a satire of America’s obsession with violence and what would become reality TV. On another, it’s just a really fun, low-budget, balls-to-the-wall racing picture.
This is one of the coolest movies to come from Roger Corman's studios. David Carradine is badass and Stallone makes a great heavy in his second non-porn performance, before he became Rocky Balboa. The remake couldn't even touch this gem.
3 1/2 out of 5 stars. Dumb but highly entertaining. Between Bartel and Mary Woronov I realized I was overdue for a viewing of Eating Raoul but a young Stallone took the cake in Death Race 2000. The futuristic political story end of things seemed just sort of tacked on and the obviously low budget seemed to handicap it, but its Corman so shut up.
Yo me cague de risa con esta. Generosas cantidades de violencia y humor negro, un muy disfrutable ambiente de naquez absoluta (tipico de Roger Corman) y la apariciòn de un Stallone pre-Rocky Balboa en un papel atipico (aqui es el malote de la pelicula) hacen de esta cosa una opciòn chingona para un viernes de chelas con los cuates.
The entire concept of a sports game where one get points after people that you kill with your car is so sick that it becomes hilarious funny. Seeing David Carradine punching the shit out of Sylvester Stallone. Sly shooting at the crowd with a tom-tom machine gun, the crazily designed cars, the hilarious hateful dialogue and insane exploitation add to the fun. A little repetitive, but otherwise great fun.
If you can say one thing for Corman, it’s that he knows his audience. I admittedly haven’t seen that many Roger Corman films, but I’ve seen a few, and this might be one of the better ones I’ve seen. Paul Bartel manages to work in the violence and gore without going overboard by sewing it into a film that understands that its supposed to be goofy and fun, and doesn’t avoid those aspects of it.
Un débordement d'humour macabre, avec quelques scènes anthologiques, pour une oeuvre réjouissante, devenue film culte et distinguée par le Grand Prix au Festival Fantastique de Paris 1976 ..... www.cinefiches.com