Direct-to-DVD prequel-sequel takes the motorised mayhem on the road to Africa
This sequel to the prequel to Paul Anderson's 2008 remake takes the Death Race concept on the road in order to unleash the heavy metal carnage in Africa. The result is both stupid and misogynistic (as you can see, leading lady Tanit Phoenix essentially plays a pair of breasts squeezed into a tight leather costume) – and yet it still manages to entertain more than this played-out franchise has any right to. The Blu-ray itself makes quite an impression with its sun-bleached AVC 1.78:1 1080p visuals and impactful DTS-HD MA 5.1 audio (since when did DTV sequels sound this good?), not to mention a reasonable set of bonus features.
Universal Pictures, All-region BD, £20 Approx, On sale now
HCC VERDICT: 3/5
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