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Explores the origins of the first "Frankenstein" car driver, Carl "Luke" Lucas, who died in a race at the beginning of the first film.

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Explores the origins of the first "Frankenstein" car driver, Carl "Luke" Lucas, who died in a race at the beginning of the first film.

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3 Days. 10 Killers, 20,000 Rounds of Ammo.


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Rated R for brutal violence, pervasive language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Xander's 1966 Riviera lists a 430ci Wildcat; Buick ran the Nailhead from 1954 to 1966 & the largest was the 425. The '66 Riv came with either a 425 Nailhead, or a 400 or 455 Big Block. See more »

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In the shot when Calin says, "This is what I'm talking about," Apache is in the background jumping into his car. Buy in the next shot he is running to the car still needing to get in. See more »

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Markus Kane: Joey. Joey. The box, with its implications of rigidity and squareness, symbolizes unimaginative thinking and painful frustration.
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Purple Haze
Written by Melvin Adams (as Melvin E. Adams), Andrew Cato (as Andy Cato), Tom Findlay (as Thomas Charles Findlay), William Hughes (as William Rahaan Hughes), Francis Rossi (as Francis Dominic Michael Rossi), Brian K. Scott, Ron Clutch (as Ronald C. Wilson), Wallace Whigfield Wilson and Robert Keith Young
Performed by Groove Armada
(P)2002 Zomba Recording LLC
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Surprisingly decent for a straight-to-video sequel
31 May 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

DEATH RACE 2 is a surprisingly entertaining little straight-to-video sequel to the Jason Statham starrer, itself a remake of a Roger Corman cult classic of the 1970s. I'd even go so far as to say this is as much fun as the first film, although it has only a fraction of the budget and only one returning cast member, as far as I can tell. For DEATH RACE 2 captives the vibrant, adrenaline-fuelled spirit of the first film and Dutch director Roel Reine, himself a veteran of a dozen B-movies, proves to be a better director than Paul W. S. Anderson.

To be sure, this is far from a great film and it falls down particularly in regard to the actors, all of whom are ill-serviced by their parts. Luke Goss is nothing more than a dome-headed dunderhead, an obvious stand-in for Statham but one that lacks that actor's trademark intensity and scowl. Lauren Cohan fares little better as an overly-obvious arrogant journalist type, while Danny Trejo has virtually nothing to do in the stock role of car mechanic. The two big names present in the cast, Sean Bean and Ving Rhames, are particularly wasted, given roles which require them to sit around and do absolutely nothing else. Each has about five minutes screen time tops.

Still, the screenplay is packed with violent incident, which is always good, and I like the way the smaller budget is disguised by having combatant vs. combatant fights early on instead of car chases. There's only one real chase here, towards the end, which is pretty decent, although I could have done without the laborious twist in which it turns out that…well, you'll have to watch it for yourself to find out. Even with the many detractions, DEATH RACE 2 is a B-movie done right, with all of the high-octane action you could hope for.


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