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How "Death Race 2000" hasn't made it onto HDTGM is beyond me. Set in a dystopian future, the most popular form of entertainment is the death race, a cross country race that also serves as government sanctioned population control. As the racers drive, they score points by killing pedestrians along the way. Each pair of racers have a specially modified car that fits their particular theme (two Nazis in a "buzzbomb" carmann ghia, a cowgirl/cowboy in a bull-shaped car with horns, etc). All the while, comically gory deaths ensue. In one scene, staff at a retirement home wheel their patients into the street for what Frankenstein (a part man part machine driver played by David Carradine) refers to a "euthanasia day." His hot headed rival, Machine Gun Joe Viturbo (played by Sly Stallone), makes it his mission to destroy him, and most of his own fans. The movie is produced by Roger Corman, who also produced 414 other horribly corny movies like "Big Bad Mama" and "Slumber Party Massacre." The full movie is currently available for free on YouTube. Do yourself a favor and watch this movie, even if not for the show.
I think this movie would be perfect for the show. I has everything a bad movie should have: bad acting, bad script, and moments that make no sense. But what it does have going for it is: action, misplaced humor, nudity, and you'll see where David Carradine got his love of choking. The big sell on this movie for me is when David Carradine chokes a lady with 4 tits, that's right 4 tits! The look on David's face lets you know that this love of choking will evolve over time, and unfortunately lead to his untimely death. The film is also a remake of the Samurai classic, Yojimbo. At least that's what the film makers want you to believe. This is one of my favorite 80s fantasy films flaws and all.