Video Release: January 9, 2014
Rating: Not Rated
Studio: Shout! Factory
- Runtime: 78 minutes
- NTSC (Canada and USA)
- Originally in English
More delightfully sick humor from Bartel (Eating Raoul). In a boorish future, the government sponsors a popular, but bloody, cross-country race in which points are scored by mowing down pedestrians -- bonus points for the elderly! Five teams, each comprised of a male and female, compete using cars equipped with deadly weapons. Frankenstein, the mysterious returning champion, has become America's hero, but this time he has a passenger from the underground resistance. A legendary cult film.
The New Horizons Home Video VHS version (Cat. # NH-00144) is one of the "Roger Corman Classics Special Collector's Editions." It includes new footage of Roger Corman sharing anecdotes with Leonard Maltin about the making of the film.
Additional cast: "The Real" Don Steele (Junior Bruce).
Color by Metrocolor.
The source story by Ib Melchior is from 1956.