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Watch: Why the Original ‘Death Race 2000’ Was Cool

Watch: Why the Original 'Death Race 2000' Was Cool

The recent big-budget “re-imagining” of Paul Bartel’s tacky but wacky original lost all the subversive wit and cartoonish outrageousness that made the property a drive-in cult classic in the first place. He’s not in the trailer, but The Real Don Steele steals it as a crazed sportscaster.

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