is an international sport sponsored by corporations bent on
deflecting criticism of themselves through this modern day
gladiatorial combat created for the lust of the masses. Jonathan
E. is the greatest player in the game and as he is asked to step
down from the team by the corporate head, he begins to question
the realities of the sport. In determining to take down
Jonathan, the corporate structure itself might ultimately become
threatened in this interesting and in some ways prescient vision
of the future where corporations run society.
Rollerball is presented on DVD as a special edition, including an audio comment- ary by director Jewison and an old behind the scenes featurette. There's also a nice "Rollerball" game puzzle to check your pictorial story continuity acuity. Jewison's commentary is sincere but doesn't go into enough depth. The anamorphic transfer is good. Films elements are clean. There is some excess of film grain and colors seem slightly dimmed by time
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