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Rollerball 75/Rollerball-02 DVD 1 of 1

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Format: DVD
Sku: 207553959
UPC: 883904108061
UPC 14: 00883904108061
Rating: Game Rating Code
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Editor's Note
ROLLERBALL (1975): In the year 2018, corporations rule a world where there is no crime or war...only the game of Rollerball, a violent combination of football, rollerblading and hockey. The man who has been the champion player for over ten years has become too good, and the corporation, apprehensive of his skill and popularity, wants him to retire. He resists, and the authorities decide he must be stopped--whatever the cost.

ROLLERBALL (2002): It's the year 2005; the new sport of Rollerball is hugely popular in the unstable, ex-Soviet republics of South Asia. Marcus Ridley (LL Cool J) invites NHL-hopeful Jonathan Cross (Chris Klein) to join him playing for the Zhambel Horsemen, in Kazahkstan. The highly paid Marcus and Jonathon are teamed with low-paid locals, who are routinely severely injured in the game, which is an extraordinarily violent extension of roller derby involving motorcycles, a metal ball, and many trappings of the World Wrestling Federation. Soon the team's star and the darling of promoter Alexi Petrovich (Jean Reno), Jonathan, is thrilled by the high-octane sport, the hype, the sports cars, and female team mate Aurora (a glowering, scar-faced Rebecca Romijm-Stamos). But gradually Jonathan discovers that the cynical Alexi and his opportunistic assistant Sanjay (Naveen Andrews) will go to any lengths to manipulate the game in order to provide an ever gorier spectacle and improve the game's television ratings. Director John McTiernan's movie is grungy and even more violent than the original 1975 ROLLERBALL. He conveys the visceral nature of the game with sharply edited action sequences and a goosed-up soundtrack, and then he shows the volatile game convulsively spinning out of control to result in major social upheaval.


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Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Foxvideo
Video Release Date Release Date: 12/9/2008
Video Play Time Running Time: 226 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1975
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 110806
Video UPC UPC: 00883904108061
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 2

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info James Caan
Video Cast Info LL Cool J
Video Cast Info Naveen Andrews
Video Cast Info Chris Klein
Video Cast Info Rebecca Romijn-Stamos
Video Cast Info Maud Adams
Video Cast Info John Houseman
Video Cast Info Jean Reno
Video Cast Info John McTiernan - Director
Video Cast Info Norman Jewison - Director

Product Attributes

Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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