“Sensational futuristic drama…stars James Caan in an excellent performance as a famed athlete who fights for his identity and free will.” – Variety
“The questions raised about the relationship between corporate power and sporting events are valid and intriguing…Caan and Richardson are excellent, and the rollerball sequences are fast-paced and interesting.”– TV Guide
Rollerball (1975) posits a dystopian future (2018!) in which war has been replaced by the titular game, a gladiatorial spectacle of violence that helps keep the global populace entertained and anesthetized. Director Norman Jewison and writer William Harrison further give us an athletic champion, Jonathan E (the great James Caan), whose individual expertise defeats the worldwide corporate leadership’s design: to emphasize the futility of individual effort. Corporate bigwigs (icily incarnated by John Houseman) need Jonathan to retire, but Jonathan begins to have his own dangerous ideas.
VIDEO: 1080p High Definition / 1.85:1
AUDIO: English 5.1 DTS-HD MA / English 2.0 DTS-HD MA
SUBTITLES: English SDH
1975 / Color
Special Features: Isolated Score Track / Audio Commentary with Director Norman Jewison / Audio Commentary with Writer William Harrison / From Rome to Rollerball: The Full Circle / Return to the Arena: The Making of Rollerball / TV Spots / Original Theatrical Trailers