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Roger Corman's Death Race 2050 gets a trailer and January release

10.07.2016by: Cody Hamman

Death Race 2050 G.J. Echternkamp

A few days ago, we got a look at the New York Comic-Con exclusive poster for producer Roger Corman's DEATH RACE 2050, his return to the world of his 1975 Paul Bartel-directed classic DEATH RACE 2000, which starred David Carradine and Sylvester Stallone. Now the coolness continues with the release of a trailer and the confirmation of the film's release date.

Earlier this week, we could only tell you that DEATH RACE 2050 would be reaching DVD, Blu-ray, and digital HD sometime in 2017. Now we know for sure that the day when you can get your hands on a copy of this movie is January 17, 2017.

Directed by G.J. Echternkamp from a screenplay he wrote with Matt Yamashita, DEATH RACE 2050 stars Manu Bennett, Malcolm McDowell, Burt Grinstead, Marci Miller, Folake Olowofoyeku, Anessa Ramsey, Yancy Butler, and Charlie Farrell. 

The synopsis:

In the not-too-distant future, America is controlled by an all-powerful corporate government that keeps the masses placated with violent virtual-reality entertainment. The event of the year is the Death Race, where a motley assortment of drivers compete in a cross-country road race, scoring points for running down pedestrians and killing each other. The reigning champion and popular favorite is half-man, half-machine Frankenstein — but little does he know he’s taken on a rebel spy as his co-pilot.

Special features on the home video release will include: 

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 trailer can be viewed below and looks goofy as hell, an update of the original's style for the CGI age. I'll be watching this one in January for sure.

Extra Tidbit: Will you be watching DEATH RACE 2050?

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