Cover image for Rollerball
Title:
Rollerball
Author:
Roven, Charles.
Uniform Title:
Rollerball (2002)
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
[United States] : MGM Home Entertainment, [2002]

©2001
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (98 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Strap yourself in for an adrenaline rush, rollerball competition as three players battle the ruthless owner of an ultra-violent sport league, where blood, speed and murder are all part of the game.
General Note:
Special ed.

Based on the short story and screenplay by William Harrison.

Special features: widescreen (16x9; 2.35:1) and full screen versions; "The stunts of Rollerball" featurette; interactive "Rollerball" yearbook; "The Horseman" commentary; music video by Rob Zombie.

For specific features see interactive menu.

Closed-captioned.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: R.
ISBN:
9780792852629
UPC:
027616869982
Format :
DVD

Available:*

Library
Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Status
Dudley Branch Library DVD 3682 Adult DVD Audio Visual
Searching...
Julia Boyer Reinstein Library DVD 3682 Adult DVD Audio Visual
Searching...
Audubon Library DVD 3682 Adult DVD Open Shelf
Searching...

On Order

Summary

Summary

This remake of the classic 1975 science fiction film follows the same basic story line but focuses far more on the sports action of the fictional game at its center. Chris Klein stars as all-American athlete Jonathan Cross, the most popular player of "Rollerball," a violent 21st century sport mixing elements of basketball, hockey, roller derby, and extreme sports, along with the development of live wagering that tracks each game's action. Along with his friends and teammates Marcus (L.L. Cool J) and Aurora (Rebecca Romijn-Stamos), Jonathan is living the life of a media celebrity and millionaire, enjoying the adoration of fans and all of the perks that his fame brings. When the creator of Rollerball, Alexi Petrovich (Jean Reno), realizes that the sport's ratings spike during the on-court accidents that are de rigueur for the game, he schemes to create the bloody incidents that are popular with viewers but put the athletes in mortal jeopardy. Soon, Jonathan and his friends find themselves pawns in a vast corporate conspiracy in which their lives are far less important than profits. Rollerball (2002) also stars pop singer Pink in her acting debut. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi


Google Preview