Lock Up Cliffhanger Death Race 2000

  |  Buy to Own: 04/08/2008
  |  292 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Triple bill featuring three action movies starring Sylvester Stallone. In 'Lock Up' (1980), whilst Frank Leone (Stallone) is serving time for beating up some thugs, the prison's governor Drumgoole (Donald Sutherland) puts him through a hellish regime. Leone manages to escape and goes to the media to tell his tale of injustice and abuse. He is rewarded by being sent to an 'open' prison to finish his sentence but, six months before his release, he is grabbed in the night, taken to a maximum security prison and reunited with his old enemy. In 'Cliffhanger' (1993), Gabe Walker (Stallone) is a mountain rescue worker haunted by the memories of a friend whom he failed to rescue, and who perished on the ice peaks. Having quit his job and fled the mountains, Gabe must return to the scene of his undoing to track down nefarious villain Qualen (John Lithgow) who is searching the snow for stolen money. Things get more complicated with the arrival of Gabe's ex-girlfriend Jessie (Janine Turner). 'Death Race 2000' (1975) follows the rivalry between Frankenstein (David Carradine) and 'Machine Gun' Joe Viterbo (Stallone), two road racers fighting it out in a lethal futuristic motorsport known as the Transcontinental Death Race. Frankenstein is the contest's defending champion, but Joe throws down a challenge that the pair of them race to the death, and in a sport which scores extra points for knocking down pedestrians, that is something which should be taken very seriously indeed.