Universal’s “Death Race 2”, their sequel/prequel to the Paul W.S. Anderson remake, lands on DVD and Blu-ray January 18, 2011. Until then, here are three clips and two behind-the-scenes features from the movie, with Luke Goss in the driver’s seat this time around. He’s joined by Danny Trejo (playing a character who calls himself “the Mexican Jew”), Ving Rhames as the evil Warden, Sean Bean, Fred Koehler, and Robin Shou. Lauren Cohan and Tanit Phoenix provide the eye candy.
Death Race 2 takes place in the very near future, as the United States economy begins to decline and violent crime starts to spiral out of control. To contain the growing criminal population, a vast network of for-profit, private prisons springs up, creating a lawless subculture ruled by gangs, cold-blooded killers and sociopaths. The worst of these prisons is Terminal Island, where inmates fight each other in a highly rated televised death match, where there are no rules, and the winner is the one who survives the gladiator-style, no-holds-barred competition. Convicted cop-killer Carl Lucas (Luke Goss) arrives on the Island to serve his life sentence just as ruthlessly ambitious television personality September Jones evolves the death match into the ultimate reality show – Death Race. A brutal prison yard demolition derby that pits prisoners against each other in steel reinforced, heavily armed vehicles, Death Race offers the winner the ultimate prize: freedom — if he can survive to enjoy it.
Roel Reiné directs.