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Deathsport (1978)

R  |   |  Action, Sci-Fi, Sport  |  April 1978 (USA)
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Futuristic Science Fiction about a sport to the death, using "destructocycles".

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Claudia Jennings ...
Deneer
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Ankar Moor
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Dr. Karl
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Polna
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Jailer
John Himes ...
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Jim Galante ...
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Mr. Bakkar (as Peter Hooper)
Brenda Venus ...
Adriann
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Chris Howell ...
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Valerie Rae Clark ...
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Futuristic Science Fiction about a sport to the death, using "destructocycles".

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Action | Sci-Fi | Sport

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Death Race 2050  »

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One of the reasons why Nicholas Niciphor was fired was because he repeatedly clashed with the film's stars, David Carradine and Claudia Jennings. Carradine broke his nose in an on-set altercation. See more »

Goofs

After Kaz is attacked at the start the tip of his sword is coated in blood, seconds later it is completely clean. See more »

Quotes

Ankar Moor: [to Kaz Oshay] As much as I would enjoy killing you here tonight, I will enjoy watching you die more in the Deathsport tomorrow.
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So Bad It's Almost Good
20 September 2012 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Deathsport (1978)

* 1/2 (out of 4)

Many people, magazines and books have called this a follow-up to DEATH RACE 2000 but I really don't see it as such. Yes, this film takes place in the future, has David Carradine and deals with a violent sport but I personally saw no connection to the previous film and not to mention Carradine is playing a different character. Set a thousand years in the future, an evil lord (David McLean) has eliminated the death penalty and instead inmates must earn their freedom by taking part in the "deathsport," which is a violent game on dirt bikes. A man (Carradine) and woman (Claudia Jennings) are selected to take part in the game and of course they're better than anyone who has played before. DEATHSPORT easily is no where near the quality of the original film (hey, I'm a fan) but at the same time it is so bad that I think bad movie fans might be able to have a good laugh at it. Whatever the budget was the majority of the money had to go towards the stunts in the film but more on that in a sec. Outside of the stunts everything in this film looks about as cheap as cheap can get and this includes the silly, futuristic dirt bikes, the silly looking swords and the countless bad costumes that are worn by everyone. Even worse is that the story itself really makes very little sense and in fact not too much happens throughout the running time. Those wanting gore will be disappointed because the majority of the kills are down with some sort of ray guns (obviously ripping the laser stuff from STAR WARS) that just make the people vanish into thin air. Both Carradine and Jennings are good sport about their roles but neither one exactly shines. Former Playmate Jennings has all sorts of nude scenes here so fans should at least enjoy this. Just wait until you check out the electrocution room and how it makes her jiggle for you. The stunt work here is actually rather incredible as there are all sorts of dangerous things being done. The highlight deals with an explosion where a man gets set on fire and he's in the middle of this amazing fire. I'm not sure how they did this stunt the way they did but it was very impressive to watch. Still, DEATHSPORT is pure cheapness from start to finish and only fans of the bad need to view.


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