Producer Roger Corman's cult classic film DEATH RACE 2000 gets a millennium overhaul with director Paul W.S. Anderson (EVENT HORIZON, RESIDENT EVIL) behind the wheel. Jason Statham (THE TRANSPORTER, THE BANK JOB) plays Jensen Ames, a prisoner who is serving a sentence for a crime that he didn't commit. But in this futuristic society, Ames can compete for his freedom with a victory in a brutal three-day race.
Joan Allen (THE ICE STORM, THE BOURNE SUPREMACY), Tyrese Gibson (BABY BOY, 2 FAST 2 FURIOUS) and Ian McShane (HOT ROD, TV's DEADWOOD) co-star in this high octane chase film.
Death Race 2
Get ready for the drive of your life with Death Race 2, the adrenaline pumping, car crunching, action packed prequel to Death Race (2008), starring Luke Goss (Tekken, Hell Boy II: The Golden Army), Sean Bean (Lord of the Rings, Red Riding) and Ving Rhames (Mission Impossible Trilogy, Piranha 3D).
In the not too distant future, the United States economy is in decline and violent crime is spiraling out of control. In an attempt to regain power over the growing criminal population, a vast network of for-profit, private prisons has opened up. But rather than solving society’s problems they have created a lawless subculture run by gangs, killers and sociopaths.
On his arrival at Terminal Island Prison, convicted cop-killer Carl Lucas (Goss) finds himself thrown into the spotlight as a ruthlessly ambitious television personality, September Jones (Lauren Cohen; Van Wilder 2: The Rise of Taj, Supernatural), launches the ultimate reality show, Death Race, with him as her star driver. The brutal prison yard demolition derby pits the already violent and uncontrollable prisoners against each other in heavily reinforced and seriously dangerous armed vehicles. The prize is freedom; but will anyone survive to enjoy it?!
With the stakes so high the prisoners will do anything they can to win, and as a series of death-defying races take their toll on Lucas, his transformation into notorious Death Race driver, Frankenstein, begins. As the brutality of the race increases, Lucas is left so horribly disfigured by the violence he begins to wear a terrifying iron mask to hide his scars and a legend is born.
Its now showing as £14.95 for the set on Zavvi