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    Deathsport may not be the dumbest film ever produced by New World, but it certainly does try. A threadbare, queasy mishmash of Death Race 2000, Zardoz, and Robot Monster, this is the kind of poorly written junk in which characters refuse to speak with contractions (“I can not go there, and you must not tell him or it will be terrible”), while they have apparently managed to progress technologically while regressing fashion-wise to skimpy caveman gear and silver lame pants. ’70s drive-in junkies and fans of controlled substances may find some entertainment value here, but all others should approach with caution. … While all of Roger Corman’s ’70s productions were shot for very little money, Deathsport looks more ragtag than most. Without the cheeky, gory satire of Death Race 2000, it plays far too seriously, with all of its laughs coming from the stilted dialogue, bad stunts, and punishing visual decor.

    Nathaniel Thompson, DVD Delirium: The International Guide to Weird and Wonderful Films on DVD, Volume 1 Redux (FAB Press, 2006)

Selected disc options for Deathsport

Scream Factory box art
Scream Factory BD-A/US 2020
Shout! Factory box art
Shout! Factory DVD-1/US 2010
New Concorde box art
New Concorde DVD-0/US/OOP 2000
Audio Commentary by Co-Director Allan Arkush and Editor Larry Bock has extra has extra
Stills Gallery has extra has extra
Biographies has extra
Theatrical Trailer has extra has extra
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