More delightfully sick humor from Bartel (EATING RAOUL). In a boorish future, the government sponsors a popular, but bloody, cross-country race in which points are scored by mowing down pedestrians--with bonus points for the elderly! Five teams, each comprised of a male and female, compete using cars equipped with deadly weapons. Frankenstein, the mysterious returning champion, has become America's hero, but this time he has a passenger from the underground resistance. A legendary cult film.
Roberta Collins - Actress/"Unholy Rollers"
David Carradine - American actor, KUNG FU, KILL BILL
Louisa Moritz - Cuban actress
Paul Bartel - Actor/Director
Charles B. Griffith - American Screenwriter/Director
Charles Griffith - American Screenwriter/Director
Mary Woronov - American Actress/Artist
Ib Melchior - Director/Screenwriter
Sylvester Stallone - Actor/Director/Screenwriter
Michael Sylvester Stallone - Actor/Director/Screenwriter
Roger Corman - Film Producer/Director, THE RAVEN (1963)
Roger William Corman - Film Producer/Director, THE RAVEN (1963)
Tina Hirsch - Editor/"Honey, I Blew Up"
- Format: Blu-Ray
- Run Time: 84
- Color Format: Color
- UPC: 826663119060
- Genre: Action/Adventure
- Rating: R (MPAA)
- Release Date: June 2010
The source story by Ib Melchior is from 1956.
"...Paul Bartel mocks the media's appetite for carnage and the public's bloodlust while working miracles on a slim budget..." - 11/01/2000 Total Film, p.120
"...Very lively....ROLLERBALL was never this much fun..." - 11/01/2000 Sight and Sound, p.69
"An all-time gonzo classic." - 08/01/2001 Uncut, p.142
"[A] campy sci-fi cheapie about a cross-country demolition derby where drivers score points by turning pedestrians into roadkill." -- Grade: B- - 06/24/2010 Entertainment Weekly
"What really makes RACE such a classic...is that Bartel manages to mix ruthless satire, absurdism, and sincerity without ever softening or compromising any of them." - 07/07/2010 A.V. Club