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on 9 May 2017
This movie deals mostly with how the Death Race came about and how Frankenstein was created. That's interesting but it does mean that half the move has no races - prisoners battle each other in one-on-one fights which is not what I watch a Death Race movie for. I get why they went into the creation of the race but I think they could have cut it down to 20 or so minutes without missing anything. That said, once the racing starts it's great.
Private companies make prisoners fight to the death or submission for tv. When this becomes less popular the idea of the Death Race is put forward, approved and the prisoners race. One of these prisoners is the man who will become Frankenstein.
That's the basic plot of the movie. If it sounds like something that you want to see in more detail, like how he becomes Frankenstein etc, then buy this movie. It's good for people who actually were curious about the history of Death Race. If that's not you, skip this and go straight to Death Race Inferno which is all about the Races!