Available on DVD and Blu-ray January 18th is Death Race 2, a prequel to '2008s Death Race, which itself was actually a prequel to the classic 1975 film, Death Race 2000 starring Sylvester Stallone and the late David Carradine. Death Race 2 features an all-star cast of actors that includes Sean Bean (The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring), Ving Rhames (Pulp Fiction), Danny Trejo (Machete), Luke Goss (Hellboy II: The Golden Army) and Tanit Phoenix (Lost Boys: The Thirst). We recently had a chance to catch up with several members of the cast including Ving Rhames, Danny Trejo, Luke Goss and Tanit Phoenix, to discuss the new film, their characters and the movie's exciting race sequences. To watch our exclusive interviews please click on the video clips below.
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. Convicted cop-killer Carl Lucas (Luke Goss) arrives on the Island to serve his life sentence just as ruthlessly ambitious television personality September Jones (Lauren Cohan) launches 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. When Lucas signs up to be a driver, the stage is set for the birth of a legendary racer.