Deathsport (1978)

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David Carradine romps around in a loin-cloth as Kaz Oshay, a good-guy biker who hops on his destructocycle to participate in a sport to the death, in Roger Corman's futuristic gladiator motorcycle film. The film takes place 1000 years after the "Neutron Wars" have decimated civilization, except for pockets of domed cities. Surrounding the cities are vast wastelands called "ranges." Kaz is a "ranger guide" who roams the range riding horses and wielding sabers. The sabers are necessary to fend off … More

Rating: R
Genre: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Cult Movies
Directed By: , , , ,
Written By: Donald E. Stewart, Henry Suso
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On DVD: Feb 1, 2000
Runtime:
New World Pictures

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Cast


as Kaz Oshay

as Ankar Moor

as Doctor Karl

as Marcus Karl

as Lord Zirpola

as Polna

as Jailer

as Tritan President

as Tritan Guard

as Adriann

as Sergeant

as Officer
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Critic Reviews for Deathsport

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Variety
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

It's stilted, cheap and takes itself awfully seriously for such a bad script.

Full Review… | August 11, 2010
Parallax View

May 7, 2007
FulvueDrive-in.com

Audience Reviews for Deathsport

Death Sport is a fun and entertaining B movie in the vein of Death Race 2000. The only real difference is that people uses motorcycles instead of cars. The story is nothing great, but it manages to be a mindless action Sci Fi film that is purely designed for thrilling the viewer. Roger Corman produces this schlock gem and like his other works, he has the touch to create something fun to watch despite its simplistic concept. The acting is not great, like every other Corman film, but the entertaining value is what keeps you involved. Deathsport is a pleasant treat for Cult film fans, and it does manage to overcome its flaws by being an entertaining Sci Fi action film that relies more on its simple plot than anything else. The result is one of the original B movies that I have seen, and it definitely manages to be a memorable movie that overcomes its imperfections to offer a very entertaining viewing experience to viewers. As far as a Roger Corman film is concerned, Deathsport is a good addition to his filmography of work, and holds a secured spot in his career. The sheer cheesy nature, tongue in cheek aspect of the film is what keeps you involved from start to finish. The film is action packed with so-so acting and directing. If you're looking for a great, mindless B movie to watch, check this one out as it will surely appeal to you. However be warned, due to its pulp value, this may not be the film to watch if you're more of a common viewer. If you love, midnight movies that offers good action, interesting concepts and tongue in cheek dialogue, then by all means seek this one out.

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Alex roy

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