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Death Race

Paul W.S. Anderson (who gave us Mortal Kombat, Resident Evil and Alien vs. Predator) sort of remakes Roger Corman/Paul Bartel's satirical 1975 sci-fi film Death Race 2000. Jason Statham, Joan Allen, Ian McShane and Tyrese Gibson replace the original cult cast (including David Carradine, Mary Wornov and Sylvester Stallone). In this version, our hero is a convict forced by an evil warden to compete in a hyper-violent auto race. This one spends more time ripping off video games (Twisted Metal) and previous sci-fi prison movies (The Condemned) than it does updating its alleged inspiration. 89 minutes R.