About this product
|Number of Discs:||1|
|Sound:||Stereo Sound, Surround Sound|
|Display Format:||Contemporary Classics|
Total Film - Stephen Applebaum (07/01/2000)
Most relevant reviews
- consolidated_am...Oct 6, 2009by
A CLASSIC OF 1970's SOCIAL COMMENTARY
What more can be said other than this movie is incredible. Many these days may not have the attention span to sit through some of the parts that deal with the aspects of the "Corporation" and the decisions it makes, but the action is fantastic, the pill popping social elite partiers going out and carelessly blasting a hedgerow with an energy blaster is just fantastic film making.<br><br>Get this movie... it was filmed in London and Munich with scenes of the BMW headquarters that look like a futuristic city that still holds its own against modern CGI, with REALISM. Johnathon Defies the "ENERGY CORPORATION" and becomes an individualistic hero adored worlwide by fans. A MUST HAVE!
- laneane76Sep 8, 2008by
My husband loves this movie. We couldn't find in local on DVD. Checked out Ebay and Half.com. Found a DVD copy at a wonderful price. I gave it to my hisband for a birthday present.
- 163446845@delet...Mar 6, 2007by
Rollerball (the 1st)
This is a well scripted, well filmed piece of futurist sci-fi that deals with one of the likely paths to our future as a global society (although the acting is a bit erratic). It definitely colored my view of corporations after the first time I viewed it. I recommend it to anyone who is willing to look past the facade of violence.
- west7043Jan 29, 2011by
Great "Back in the Day" Movie
I had watched this movie after watching the remake, I actually almost turned it off in the first five minutes when I had to watch Jonathan (James Caan)steet luge/police chase. As I watched the movie, I realized that it blew the remake out of the water! What I didn't like about the movie was the "old" look, the flashing lights and terrible hair. Once you get past the lights and hair you realize that its got a great story line and tons of action. The action consists of motorcycles blowing up to heads beings smashed by steel balls. I am not trying to say this is a must buy but it is a great movie to watch if you ever get the chance.
- dcrsueAug 1, 2010by
Original Rollerball Is An Interesting Look Back
Every once in a while it is nice to watch a Sci-Fi movie that tried to show to one possible futuristic society and was made before any of today's special effects were available to movie makers. It is interesting to see how the writers in the 70's took such a jaundiced view regarding the eventual degradation of the planet into a population of drug addicted lemmings being controlled globally by a few colossal corporations after the elimination of national governments. This movie is for sports fans who truly feel that Soccer or Football is the way that world conflicts should be settled. It is also for those who see an Orwellian future still approaching us all. James Caan is his usual one dimensional bad-ass self bashing forward and leaving a trail of bodies and broken faces while trying to find answers, all without knowing what the true questions really are. I found it fun to enjoy the simplicity of the story while noticing those futuristic elements they got right as well as those they got wrong. I found it easier to appreciate what the storytellers were trying to say without having to deal with the clutter of overwhelming special effects that seem to be mandatory for any big movies made today.Read full review