DEATH RACE 2000
1975, New World Pictures, 80 min, USA, Dir: Paul Bartel

In the year 2000, hit-and-run driving is no longer a felony - it's the national sport! In a dystopian future, economic collapse has pushed America into martial law; to keep the people pacified, the government has created the Transcontinental Road Race. Pro-wrestling-style drivers (David Carradine, Mary Woronov and a pre-ROCKY Sylvester Stallone among them) resort to any violence necessary to cross the finish line first, racking up bonus points for killing pedestrians. But resistance fighters hope to use the race to their own ends in Paul Bartel’s satirical cult favorite.


FUTUREWORLD
1976, Park Circus/MGM, 107 min, Dir: Richard T Heffron

Entry fee: $1,200 per day - exit fee: your life! An amusement park of the future caters to any adult fantasy where lifelike androids carry out your every whim. A fun place, right? Not so, as a reporter (Peter Fonda) and his Girl Friday (Blythe Danner) find out while on a press junket to the newly opened Futureworld. Yul Brynner reprises his role as The Gunslinger in this sci-fi thriller that begins where WESTWORLD stopped.


WESTWORLD
1973, Warner Bros. , 1973 min, Dir: Michael Crichton

Richard Benjamin and James Brolin decide to take a holiday in a high-tech amusement park, Westworld. Here they get to play cowboys - saloon brawls, saloon girls and quick draws against the town’s gunslinger (Yul Brynner) - with lifelike robots. All is well for the first few days but when the park’s central computer malfunctions, the built-in safety features are turned off and the robots begin to attack the guests.


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