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The mere existence of Death Race 2050 is going to confuse a few people and I’d be lying if I said that didn’t delight me just a little bit. This is the direct sequel to producer Roger Corman‘s schlocky 1975 film Death Race 2000, ignoring Paul W.S. Anderson’s 2008 remake Death Race and its two […]
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- Jacob Hall
A poster and trailer have arrived online for Roger Corman’s upcoming sci-fi comedy action reboot Death Race 2050. Directed by G.J. Echternkamp, the film stars Manu Bennett, Malcolm McDowell, Burt Grinstead, Marci Miller, Folake Olowofoyeku, Anessa Ramsey, Charlie Farrell and Yancy Butler; check them out below…
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, »
- Amie Cranswick
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 A delirious blend of high-octane action, razor-sharp political satire and …
"Welcome to the Death Race!" Ready for another race? A quick trailer has debuted for Roger Corman's latest low-budget, D-movie, titled Death Race 2050, an updated "reboot" of the classic, infamous Death Race 2000. The original film was released in 1975 and sort of launched the career of Sylvester Stallone. It's still actually a cult classic today, which is why this reboot makes no sense, especially after they already remade this into Paul W.S. Anderson's Death Race a few years ago. Death Race 2050 brings back the character of Frankenstein, played this time by Manu Bennett, who takes on drivers in the deadly, violent cross-country road race. This also stars Malcolm McDowell, Burt Grinstead, and Marci Miller. Start your engines. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Roger Corman's Death Race 2050, found on YouTube: In the not-too-distant future, America is controlled by an all-powerful corporate government that »
- Alex Billington
In his 1960s and ’70s heyday as the king of drive-in flicks and low-budget exploitation, Roger Corman was the single greatest patron of budding talent in the world. The list of filmmakers and actors who either got their start or their big break working for him goes on and on: Martin Scorsese, James Cameron, Jonathan Demme, Joe Dante, Francis Ford Coppola, Jack Nicholson, Robert De Niro, Peter Bogdanovich, John Sayles, Charles Bronson, Robert Towne.
Alas, Corman has long since traded cheap thrills for pure cheapness. Given that most of his time is now occupied with Syfy monster movies like Piranhaconda, Sharktopus Vs. Pteracuda, and Dinocroc Vs. Supergator, a sequel to 1975’s sleazy, tongue-in-cheek Death Race 2000 might sound like a partial return to form.
- Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Roger Corman's Death Race Race 2050 burns rubber on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD on January 17th courtesy of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, and to help hold fans over until that day arrives, the official cover art, trailer, and release details have now been unveiled.
Press Release: Universal City, California, October 6, 2016 – A delirious blend of high-octane action, razor-sharp political satire and full-throttle mayhem, Roger Corman’s Death Race 2050 arrives on Blu-ray™ combo 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. »
- Derek Anderson
In 1975, Roger Corman released Paul Bartel’s “Death Race 2000,” a dystopian sci-fi satire starring David Carradine (“Kung Fu”) and Sylvester Stallone (“Rocky”) about a murderous Transcontinental Road Race and the group of drivers trying to survive and claim victory. The film has become a cult sensation in the past forty years, but now, Corman is back with a sequel entitled “Death Race 2050,” directed by G.J. Echternkamp. Watch the trailer below.
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The trailer begins with Malcolm McDowell announcing the beginning of the Death Race to the “United Corporations of America,” with such areas as One Percentia and Pharmatopia. Soon, it transitions into utter mayhem, with drivers running over innocent citizens for bonus points and other riding over cliffs into fiery explosions. In other words, it’s a Death Race.
- Vikram Murthi
Death Race is back and campier than ever now that Roger Corman has retaken the reigns of the franchise. The film is debuting at the New York Comic Con and to celebrate the first trailer and poster have premiered online at EW. However, while Corman's latest more closely resembles 1975's Death Race 2000, I fear the satire that seemed so fresh then doesn't quite work today. Despite that,it certainly looks like a fun throwback to the B movie producer's heyday when he was making sometimes edgy and often titillating drive-in fare. Death Race enjoyed some recent success under the eye of Resident Evil's Paul Ws Anderson who directed the last iteration starring Jason Statham. Manu Bennett (The Hobbit), Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange), Marci Miller (American...
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A delirious blend of high-octane action, razor-sharp political satire and full-throttle mayhem, Roger Corman's Death Race 2050 arrives on Blu-ray combo 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. Today we have the first trailer and new photos from Death Race 2050, which you can check out below.
With the New York Comic Con happening this weekend you can expect all manner of madness hitting this crazy thing called the Interwebs. Next up… Roger Corman returns to the Death Race 2000 world he created in 1975 with his… Continue Reading →
- Steve Barton
A few weeks ago, it was confirmed that producer Roger Corman and star Manu Bennett will be bringing their highly-anticipated adventure Death Race 2050 to New York Comic Con. The producer and actor will be present for a Q&A panel session and an autograph session on Thursday, October 6. Today, we have our first look at the exclusive poster that will be showcased at Nycc. This one-sheet will be made exclusively available at Nycc on Thursday, October 6 during the autograph signing, which is set to take place from 5:15 Pm to 6:15 Pm at Autograph Table 20.
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 »
A spaceship heads to a remote planet to answer an Sos. Upon arrival on the fog covered world, they discover an insidious alien race that needs warm bodies to propagate their species. Yeah, I love Alien (1979) too! However, the film I’m referring to is Mario Bava’s Planet of the Vampires (1965), an influential departure for the prolific horror auteur and a gorgeously rendered sci-fi/horror blend.
Now, by no means am I suggesting that Sir Ridley Scott borrowed from Mario Bava (he claimed he never saw Planet beforehand); but I will say that this film also has a giant alien skeleton at the helm of a ship. Regardless of influence (or lack thereof), Planet still plays today due to Bava’s magnificent brushstrokes that drip from every frame.
- Scott Drebit
Frankenstein is back, and he's packing some heat! This October, fans can take the wheel with the iconic half-man, half machine to celebrate the brand new installment in the renowned cult franchise at New York Comic Con. To celebrate the announcement, we have the first set photo from Roger Corman's Death Race 2050, which teases the heat this race car legend will be packing.
Fans will be able to join legendary filmmaker Roger Corman and action star Manu Bennett at an exclusive panel and autograph signing on Thursday, October 6, 2016. This precedes the movie's Blu-ray and Digital HD release in 2017. Roger Corman is seen in the first sneak peek photo, giving Frankenstein's classic era machine gun a once over before it gets put to the test on set.
There are some figures in film history who fade away along with the era in which they produce the bulk of their work. And then there’s veteran B-movie producer and director Roger Corman, still chipper than ever at 90. As a filmmaker, Corman was responsible for a string of vibrant Edgar Allen Poe adaptations in the early sixties (most of which starred Vincent Price). He also directed William Shatner in his best pre-“Star Trek” performance as a race-baiting lunatic in 1962’s “The Intruder.” But Corman more or less stopped directing movies in 1970 (with the exception of 1990’s “Frankenstein Unbound”) and shifted focus to producing a string of low budget genre efforts — several of which introduced some of the great American filmmakers still working today, including Martin Scorsese, Frances Ford Coppola, James Cameron, Jonathan Demme, and many others.
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- Eric Kohn
The Summer Olympics has its fair share of weird sports, from race walking to trampolining to hammer throwing. But those still don’t quite hold a candle to some of the unusual fictional sports that have been depicted on the big screen—you know, like The Hunger Games. So the Vimeo channel Fandor Keyframe decided to round up the 10 best fake movie sports, from Rollerball to Quidditch.
The 10 Best Fake Movie Sports from Fandor Keyframe on Vimeo.
Disturbingly, quite a few of these sports center on murder, including the aforementioned Hunger Games, the Death Race in Death Race 2000 and the Battle Royale in Battle Royale. But at least Fantastic Mr. Fox’s Whack-bat is there to lighten things up.
- Caroline Siede
Roger Corman. © Festival del film LocarnoGuest of honor at the Locarno Film Festival's Filmmakers Academy, Roger Corman is in the Swiss town to receive a lifetime achievement award and hold a masterclass open to all festival goers. For a festival like Locarno that continues to celebrate and champion the cinema of independence, to award a luminary like Corman is only natural. Though his pivotal role in the industry he forever changed hasn't always been adequately acknowledged, this year's award is yet another step towards the canonization of a man known as “The Pope of Pop Cinema.” A man whose influence on postwar American cinema cannot be overstated, having launched the careers of people like Jack Nicholson, Martin Scorsese, Jonathan Demme, Sylvester Stallone, Ron Howard, Joe Dante, Francis Ford Coppola, James Cameron and many others, Mr. Corman was kind enough to grant us an interview. Amiable, sharp and unassuming, the legendary »
One of the many reasons I’ve never been terribly successful as a movie reviewer is that I tend to confuse “interesting” with “good.” Consistent with that, yet worse still, as in the case of The Purge: Election Year, is that I’m likely to find a movie’s most incoherent, contradictory, or unbelievable moments its most strangely compelling. Of course one could argue, and plenty of critics have, that the very premise of James DeMonaco’s Purge films is absurd, not just select moments. Twelve hours of legally sanctioned carnage every year? Um… maybe. I guess everything depends on where you go from there, both in tone and the world-building you do around such a premise. Consider Death Race 2000, Battle Royale, The Hunger Games. For me the...
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Cult Us director will also be guest of honour at Locarno’s Filmmakers Academy.
Locarno Film Festival (August 3-13) is to pay tribute to Roger Corman, the cult Us filmmaker known as the “king of the B-movie” whose features include The Little Shop of Horrors (1960), Death Race 2000 (1975) and Piranha (1978).
The 69th edition of the festival will screen two of his films - The Intruder (1962) and Masque of the Red Death (1964) - and the 90-year-old filmmaker will also hold a masterclass.
In addition, Corman will be guest of honour at Locarno’s Filmmakers Academy, a training project for young directors, which this year received more than 290 applications and selected 15 participants including Leonor Teles, winner of Berlin’s Golden Bear for Best Short Film, and emerging talents from Ethiopia and Madagascar among others.
Locarno artistic director Carlo Chatrian said: “Merely mentioning the name Roger Corman evokes an approach to understanding and making films that is synonymous with freedom »
- email@example.com (Michael Rosser)
On the heels of the news that Jen Lilley is leaving her Days of Our Lives role of scheme queen Theresa Donovan comes word that the also-exiting Kate Mansi has been recast as troubled ingénue Abigail Dimera: Marci Miller will make her debut as Chad’s bride this fall, Soap Opera Digest reports.
Though a soap rookie, the actress has appeared in a bunch of short films and stars in the upcoming Children of the Corn: Runaway and Death Race 2050, Roger Corman’s upgrade of his 1975 cult classic, »
As Oscar-nominated coming-of-age drama Mustang hits cinemas, can you identify which car is from which movie?
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