Death Race 2000
release year:1975 genre:action/sci-fi cheese viewing setting:home DVD, 4/24/99 what I expected:n/a - I'd seen it several times before what I got:Total parody of sports, broadcasting, and the nation's love of violence.
synopsis:It's time for the Trans-Continental Road Race, where pedestrians are worth bonus points. Need I say more?
impressions:This is classic cheese. It's a total parody, with intentionally corny lines and actions, garishly decorated race-cars, corny drivers, and most importantly, bonus point categories for pedestrians who get in the way. You have to pay attention or you'll miss little nuggets of good cheese.
body count:at least a dozen, but several of them were good and bloody
acting:David Carradine: the lord of cheese here. Stallone also had a good ham-it-up role.
the good:Lots of laugh-out-loud parts.
the bad:Since it's intentionally cheesy, it's not watchable in a lot of circumstances.
final word:This movie should be a staple in any cheese collection.
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