Originally set to arrive ‘Unrated and Unhinged’ on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital and On Demand on January 30th, Death Race: Beyond Anarchy has been pulled by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, along with the promised four-film Blu-ray boxset. In a statement, Universal called the move a “strategic decision.”
The fourth entry in the series that started with 2008’s remake of cult classic Death Race 2000 and the first since 2013’s Death Race: Inferno, Death Race: Beyond Anarchy is promised to be the craziest, bloodiest instalment yet. It stars Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Zach McGowan, series regular Frederick Koehler and Christine Marzano (Byzantium), alongside cult heroes Danny Trejo and Danny Glover.
From the press materials:
“Danny Trejo returns as the ruthless bookie, Goldberg, in the wildest, bloodiest, Death Race ever. After a failed attack on inmate and legendary driver, Frankenstein, Black Ops specialist Connor Gibson (McGowan) infiltrates a super-maximum federal prison with one goal – enter the immoral and illegal Death Race and take Frankenstein down. Connor enlists the help of Baltimore Bob (Glover) and Lists (Koehler), and unexpectedly falls in love with bartending beauty, Jane (Marzano). Connor will have to fight for more than his life in this brutal world of no guards, no rules, no track, and no fear.”
Don Michael Paul (Half Past Dead, Tremors 5: Bloodlines) directed Death Race: Beyond Anarchy, which was written and produced by series creator Paul W.S. Anderson. Universal have given no word of a rescheduled date, but as soon as we know, you’ll know.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)