Private corporations run most of the prisons across the U.S. for profit. Jensen Ames is framed for his wife's murder on the same day that the steel mill he works at closes. Ames is sent to prison where he is coerced by Hennessey, the sadistic prison warden, to drive a Ford Mustang and become known as the famous masked driver, Frankenstein. She tells Ames that she knows his baby was left in foster care, but that prisoners are freed upon winning five Death Races. Since he will take on the mask of the legendary Frankenstein, who had 4 wins at the time of his death, he will only need to win one race. It's a race to the finish and only the winner survives.
MPAA rating: R; for strong violence and language ; Unrated.|||general
Relativity Media is association with Cruise/Wagner Productions, Impact Pictures ; produced by Paul W.S. Anderson, Jeremy Bolt, Roger Corman, Paula Wagner ; screen story by Paul W.S. Anderson ; screenplay by Paul W.S. Anderson ; directed by Paul W.S. Anderson.
Based on the 1975 story "Death race 2000" by Ib Melchior and the 1975 screenplay "Death race 2000" by Robert Thom and Charles Griffith.
Contains both the R-rated theatrical version and the Unrated extended version.
Special features: Start your engines: making a Death Race; behind the wheel: dissecting the stunts; feature commentary with director Paul W.S. Anderson and producer Jeremy Bolt (Unrated version only).
Jason Statham, Joan Allen, Ian McShane, Tyrese Gibson, Natalie Martinez, Max Ryan.
DVD, anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1); Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish dialogue, French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Director of photography, Scott Kevan ; editor, Niven Howie ; music, Paul Haslinger.