R | | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Ex-con Jensen Ames is forced by the warden of a notorious prison to compete in our post-industrial world's most popular sport: a car race in which inmates must brutalize and kill one another on the road to victory.
4 September 2008 | mgayles2005
8 | "Death Race" a lot of death, some racing, and a lot of fun.
"Death Race" puts me in a moral dilemma. Its deliberately trashy, shallow and inept, and for some reason I ...
It took approximately six weeks per car for the mechanics and fabricators to put the racers together and get them track ready.
The front firing weapons fitted to Pachenko's car are WW-II vintage German MG-34 7.92mm machine guns and Russian PPSh-41 7.62mm submachine guns; the former have Gurttrommel 34 drum magazines each containing a 50 round belt, while the latter can take either a 71 round drum magazine, or a 36 round curved stack magazine. That makes them unsuitable for prolonged firing, as they lack sufficient ammunition and their location also makes them impossible to reload during a race. Plus, they wouldn't even make a dent on the "tombstone". Also, the flexible navigator operated machine gun on Carson's car is manually charged and fired, so the activation/kill switch mechanism for it would have to block either the charger or the trigger, but no such thing is visible.
After the credits, the line "Okay cocksucker. Fuck with me, and we'll see who shits on the sidewalk" is heard again.
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