When an actor dies, even if I am not familiar with their work, I always Google them to see what movies or TV shows they were in.  It was no different for David Carradine and after some research I found the movie, DEATHSPORT, it was released in 1978 and not only starred Carradine but also Playboy Playmate Claudia Jennings, Miss November 1969.  There was some controversy during the filming, if your interested.

Anyway, the film takes place in the year 3000 after the great Neutron wars, Death Sport replaces the death penalty where criminals must fight to the death for their freedom, the latest weapon; “destructocycles” are introduced which are essentially dirt bikes with lasers.  Seems like Jesse James may have taken some ideas out of here for his new show…

Check out the cheezy but great trailer after the jump.

  • Whoa! At :30 seconds in the motorcycles sound suspiciously like tie fighters. I checked and Deathsport came out almost exactly a year after Star Wars… so we can’t give them credit for pioneering that sound effect.

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    Carradine’s ex-wife, Marina Anderson, has written a book about Carradine’s death. It’s called “David Carradine: The Eye of My Tornado”.