Considering the horrors 2016 brought on multiple fronts, it feels oddly appropriate that 2017 will start with Roger Corman’s Death Race 2050. In the sequel to 1975 cult classic Death Race 2000, an oddly-coiffed, pro-corporate dictator satisfies the American public’s thirst for blood with a violent car chase.
The film comes to Blu-ray on January 17, and though a trailer leaked a few months ago, now there’s a full, official Red Band trailer. It’s bonkers.
That looks very vintage Roger Corman: pure, low-budget schlock made with a wink and a nod. The legendary Corman only produces here, though—G.J. Echternkam directs—and you have to wonder... did the filmmakers realize how perfectly timed this would be?
Roger Corman’s Death Race 2050 hits Blu-ray January 17.