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Roger Corman’s DEATH RACE 2050 Available on Blu-ray January 17

Death-Race-2050A delirious blend of high-octane action, razor-sharp political satire and full-throttle mayhem, Roger Corman’s Death Race 2050arrives on Blu-raycombo pack, DVD and Digital HD January 17, 2017, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The highly anticipated reboot of the cult classic Death Race 2000, the Universal 1440 Entertainment original production straps viewers into the driver’s seat of the ultimate auto showdown, a blood-splattered no-holds-barred virtual-reality show that gleefully pits hardened road warriors against each other — and their audience. Exclusive bonus features reveal how filmmakers transformed the deadliest competition on wheels into a hair-raising, savagely funny game of life or death. 

ROGER CORMAN’S DEATH RACE 2050

MALCOLM MCDOWELL AND MANU BENNETT 
RATCHET UP THE ACTION AND THE MAYHEM IN THE NO-HOLDS-BARRED MODERN REIMAGINATION OF THE CULT CLASSIC, DEATH RACE 2000

AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY, DVD AND DIGITAL HD ON JANUARY 17, 2017, FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT

Legendary filmmaking icon, Roger Corman, is back with his most outrageous film yet in this sensational, action-packed and darkly humorous reboot of the original Death Race 2000! It’s the year 2050 and America is controlled by an all-powerful corporate government ruled by The Chairman (Malcolm McDowell). The masses have been brainwashed with violent virtual-reality entertainment. The event of the year is the Death Race, in which a motley crew of violent drivers compete in a cross-country road race, scoring points for shamelessly running people over and driving each other off the road. The reigning champion and fan favorite, Frankenstein (Manu Bennett), who’s half-man half-machine, wants to take the crown, but his rebel spy co-pilot threatens his legacy.

Produced by Roger Corman, the king of cult classics, Roger Corman’s Death Race 2050 stars Manu Bennett (The Hobbit) as Frankenstein and Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange) as the Chairman. The cast also features Burt Grinstead (“NCIS”), Marci Miller (Viper), Folake Olowofoyeku (The Beaver), Anessa Ramsey (Footloose), Yancy Butler (Hard Target) and Charlie Farrell (Cantar).

BLU-RAYTM, DVD AND DIGITAL HD’s exclusive BONUS FEATURES:

  • The Making of 2050 – This featurette goes behind the scenes of Roger Corman’s Death Race 2050 to explore why, over four decades later, the original Death Race 2000 has been remade, including what made this project appealing to cast and crew, what changes have been made, and what fans of the original will still love. Discover the movie magic behind the deaths, stunts and of course — the cars! Includes interviews with stars, director G.J. Echternkamp and Corman himself.
  • Cars! Cars! Cars! – Go on the set with the drivers of Death Race 2050 as they introduce their one-of-a-kind killing machines: Frankenstein and his Monster, Perfectus and his Piece of Art, Tammy and the Tank, Minerva and her Sound Box and ABE.
  • The Look of 2050 – An insider look at how the film’s visual style came together, including how shooting in Peru helped set the tone of the picture and how the costumes became stars in and of themselves.

The Blu-ray Combo Pack includes a Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD with UltraViolet.

  • Blu-ray features a pristine high-definition picture, theater quality sound and  extras.
  • DVD offers the flexibility and convenience of playing movies in more places, both at home and away.
  • DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet™ lets you watch movies anywhere, and plays on your mobile devices.

FILMMAKERS:
Cast: Manu Bennett, Malcolm McDowell, Marci Miller, Yancy Butler, Charlie Farrell, Burt Grinstead, Folake Olowofoyeku, Anessa Ramsey, Shanna Olson
Directed By: G. J. Echternkamp
Written By: G. J. Echternkamp, Matt Yamashita
Original Story By: Ib Melchior
Based on the Screenplay By: Robert Thom and Charles B. Griffith
Produced By: Roger Corman
Executive Produced By: Julie Corman
Director of Photography: Juan Duran
Edited By: G. J. Echternkamp, Steve Ansell

TECHNICAL INFORMATION BLU-RAY:

Street Date: January 17, 2017
Copyright: 2017 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Selection Number: 63175990 / 63175992 (CDN)
Layers: BD-50
Aspect Ratio: 1.78.1
Rating: R
Languages/Subtitles: English, Latin American Spanish and French
Sound: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Spanish DTS Digital Surround 5.1, and French DTS Digital Surround
Run Time: 1 hour, 32 minutes

TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD:
Street Date: January 17, 2017
Copyright: 2017 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Selection Number: 63175989 / 63175993 (CDN)
Layers: Dual
Aspect Ratio:
Rating: R
Languages/Subtitles: English, Latin American Spanish and French
Sound: English Dolby Digital, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1, and French Dolby Digital 5.1
Run Time: 1 hour, 32 minutes

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Writer/Reviewer, lifelong obsessive film nerd. As eager to educate in the world of film as I am to learn. An avid lover of horror, schlock and trash, Brandon hosts the Cult Cinema Cavalcade podcast on the Creative Zombie Studios Network (www.cultcinemacavalcade.com) You can also find more essays on his blog Naptown Nerd (naptownnerd.blogspot.com).

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