- Death Race 2000
- Year of Film
- Paul Bartel
- David Carradine, Simone Griffeth, Sylvester Stallone, Sandy McCallum, Louisa Moritz, Don Steele
- Origin of Film
- Type of Poster
- Style of Poster
- Origin of Poster
- Year of Poster
- Tom Chantrell
- Size (inches)
- 30 2/16" x 40"
- SS or DS
- In the year 2000 hit and run driving is no longer a crime. It's The NATIONAL SPORT!
Striking Tom Chantrell artwork for this Roger Corman-produced cult classic Death Race 2000. It’s set in a dystopian America where deadly cross-country road races are the national sport and focuses on the teams of racers as they drive from coast to coast smashing into anything that gets in their way (pedestrians equal points).
It features a memorable turn by David Carradine as part-man, part-machine Frankenstein, who apparently wanted a change of role after having just left his iconic TV series ‘Kung Fu‘. This is also considered by many to be Sylvester Stallone’s breakout role and one which, according to IMDb salary details, he apparently only received $700 for.
The artwork is unique to this UK quad and is one of my favourite of Chantrell’s myriad designs. A minor bit of trivia is that it uses the American poster‘s tagline but changes the word ‘felony’ to ‘crime’.
The superb original trailer is on YouTube.