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Title Rollerball [videorecording] / United Artists ; produced and directed by Norman Jewison ; screenplay by William Harrison.

Publication Info. Santa Monica, Calif : MGM Home Entertainment, [1998]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Franklin Grove PL DVD - FGLY-12  DVD 2205 (ACTION/DRAMA)    AVAILABLE
 Somonauk PL Audio Visual - SNBB-4  DVD ROL    AVAILABLE
Edition Widescreen format (1.85:1) or standard format (1.33:1).
Description 1 videodisc (125 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
System Details DVD, region 1, NTSC; Dolby digital 5.1 surround in English or Dolby digital stereo. surround in French.
Cast James Caan, John Houseman, Maud Adams, John Beck, Moses Gunn, Pamela Hensley, Barbara Trentham, Ralph Richardson.
Credits Director of photography, Douglas Slocombe ; film editor, Antony Gibbs ; music conducted by André Previn ; music played by The London Symphony Orchestra.
Note Based on the short story: Roller ball murder / by William Harrison.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1975.
Special features: optional audio commentary by Jewison; "From Rome to 'Rollerball' : the full circle" vintage featurette (c1975, 8 min.); interactive "Rollergame."
Summary In a dystopic future world run entirely by a few powerful corporations, the brutal sport of rollerball has taken the place of both warfare and traditional athletic competition. The greatest player in the history of rollerball, Jonathan E, receives pressure from these corporations to retire. When he refuses, both his life and his sport descend into chaos and bloodshed.
Language In English or dubbed French; with optional English, French, or Spanish subtitles.
Subject Dystopian plays.
Oligarchy -- Drama.
Extreme sports -- Drama.
Professional athletes -- Drama.
Genre/Form Science fiction films.
Sports films.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Films for the hearing impaired.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Jewison, Norman, 1926-
Harrison, William, 1933-2013.
Caan, James.
Houseman, John, 1902-1988.
Adams, Maud.
Beck, John, 1943-
Gunn, Moses, 1929-1993.
Vincent, Pamela Hensley.
Trentham, Barbara.
Richardson, Ralph, Sir, 1902-1983.
Harrison, William, 1933-2013. Roller ball murder.
United Artists Corporation.
MGM Home Entertainment Inc.
Added Title Rollerball (Motion picture : 1975)
ISBN 0792838300
Standard No. 027616701527
Music No. 907015 MGM Home Entertainment

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