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Death Race 2000

Released 1975
Distributor New World Pictures

About Death Race 2000

The recent big-budget “re-imagining” of Paul Bartel’s tacky but wacky original lost all the subversive wit and cartoonish outrageousness that made the property a drive-in cult classic in the first place. He’s not in the trailer, but The Real Don Steele steals it as a crazed sportscaster.

About John Landis

John Landis is the director of Animal HouseThe Blues Brothers, An American Werewolf In LondonTrading PlacesComing To America, Kentucky Fried MovieSpies Like UsThree Amigos!Into The Night and Michael Jackson’s Thriller, and the recent Burke and Hare for Ealing Studios,  among many other films and television shows. His documentary Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project premiered on HBO and won an Emmy for Best Music, Comedy or Variety Special.  He is also the subject of noted film critic Giulia D’Agnolo Vallan’s recent book “John Landis” and his own book “Monsters in the Movies’ was published to critical and popular acclaim in 2012.  
  • George White

    it’s Machine Gun Joe Viturbo not Machine Gun Joe Vibrato.