Universal will release Death Race 2 on Blu-ray Disc and DVD next year on January 18, 2011. The Blu-ray Combo Pack will contain two discs (BD and DVD) as well as a digital copy. Exclusive Blu-ray content includes BD-Live, pocket BLU app, and the uHear feature which allows you to instantly skip back a few seconds with subtitles on for audio content that is hard to hear.
Both the Blu-ray Disc and DVD will include deleted scenes, director commentaries, and several featurettes that look at the making of the film including “The Race Begins: The Evolution of the Death Race,”a look at how the prequel fits into the Death Race franchise.
The Blu-ray Disc version of Death Race 2 is presented in 1.78 widescreen aspect ratio with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 on a BD-50. Check out the extras details below:
BONUS FEATURES ON BLU-RAY™ AND DVD:
• Deleted Scenes with introduction by director Roel Reine
• Deleted Shots Montage with introduction by director Roel Reine
• The Race Begins: The Evolution of the Death Race—A look at how the prequel fits into the Death Race franchise.
• Cheating Death: The Stunts of Death Race 2—The film’s death-defying stunt crew invites viewers along on the ride of a lifetime.
• Fast Cars and Firearms: The Cars of Death Race 2—Take a look under the hood of the awe-inspiring autos featured in the film.
• Feature Commentary with director Roel Reine
BLU-RAY EXCLUSIVE FEATURES:
• BD-LIVE™: Access the BD-Live™ Center through your Internet-connected player to get even more content, watch the latest trailers and more.
◦ MY SCENES: Bookmark your favorite scenes from the movie.
• pocket BLU™ app: Experience Blu-ray in an exciting new way with the pocket BLU™ app for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Blackberry, Android, PC and Macintosh. With this app, you can work seamlessly with a network-connected Blu-ray™ player to activate advanced features such as:
◦ Advanced Remote Control: A sleek, elegant new way to operate your Blu-ray™ player. Users can navigate through menus, playback and BD-Live™ functions with ease as well as activate a timeline to skip to any point in the movie with the slide of a finger.
◦ Video Timeline: Users can easily bring up the video timeline, allowing them to instantly access any point in the movie.
◦ Mobile-To-Go: Users can unlock a selection of bonus content with their Blu-ray™ discs to save to their device or to stream from anywhere there’s a Wi-Fi network, enabling them to enjoy exclusive content on the go, anytime, anywhere.
◦ VIRTUAL Keyboard: Enter data into a Blu-ray™ player with your device’s easy and intuitive keyboard to facilitate such Blu-ray™ features as chatting with friends and sending messages.
• UHEAR: Always catch every word with uHear! This innovative feature instantly skips back a few seconds on your Blu-ray™ disc and turns on the subtitles for the section you couldn’t hear!
Death Race 2 takes place in the very near future, as the United States economy begins to decline and violent crime starts to spiral out of control. To contain the growing criminal population, a vast network of for-profit, private prisons springs up, creating a lawless subculture ruled by gangs, cold-blooded killers and sociopaths.
The worst of these prisons is Terminal Island, where inmates fight each other in a highly rated televised death match, where there are no rules, and the winner is the one who survives the gladiator-style, no-holds-barred competition.
Convicted cop-killer Carl Lucas (Luke Goss) arrives on the Island to serve his life sentence just as ruthlessly ambitious television personality September Jones evolves the death match into the ultimate reality show – Death Race. A brutal prison yard demolition derby that pits prisoners against each other in steel reinforced, heavily armed vehicles, Death Race offers the winner the ultimate prize: freedom — if he can survive to enjoy it.