Scorpion Releasing will be releasing Director Norman Jewison’s intelligent, futuristic vision, Rollerball (1975) on Blu-ray. Available for purchase at Ronin Flix.
The year is 2018. There are no wars. There is no crime. There is only….the Game. In a world where ruthless corporations reign supreme, this vicious and barbaric “sport” is the only outlet for the pent-up anger and frustrations of the masses. Tuned to their televisions, the people watch “Rollerball”: A brutal mutation of football, motocross, and hockey. Jonathan E. is the champion player – a man too talented for his own good. The Corporation has taken away the woman Jonathan loves, but they can’t take away his soul – even if the diabolical corporate head tells him he better retire…. or suffer the old-fashioned way. With its surreal imagery and tense action sequences, Rollerball grips you by the heart – and never lets you go!
Starring James Caan, John Houseman, Maud Adams.
Jewison’s extreme-sports future shock bundles together a paranoid political thriller, a McLuhan-drunk media satire, ultraviolent exploitation, reverent respect for faddish athletic pursuits and enough zoom shots to make Robert Altman blush.Eric Hynes — Rolling Stone
Release date: Early 2021
Genre: Action / Sci-fi
|Cast||James Caan, John Houseman, Maud Adams|
|Country||USA / Canada|
|Discs||1 Blu-ray Disc|
|Run Time||125 minutes|
|Formats||Color / 4K / 1.85:1|
|NEW 4K RESTORATION OF THE FILM|
|NEW interview with stuntman Bob Minor|
|Audio Commentary with director Norman Jewison|
|Audio Commentary with writer William Harrison|
|From Rome to Rollerball – featurette|
|Blood Sports – an interview with James Caan|
|Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature|
Rollerball (1975) trailer
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