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« on: March 20, 2003, 08:53:50 AM »

Beautiful review, but... what does it have to do whith *BAD*
Dr. Channard
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2003, 07:04:36 PM »

Does anyone believe that this movie could be made today?
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2003, 08:00:33 PM »

Great movie.  Love, love, loved it from day one.
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM »

> That [a corporation] could ever have the same rights
> as a human being (whether or not you believe in the
> soul) is impossible.

 You'd think so, but thanks to maniuplation of a court ruling in the 1880s, corporations are considered "persons" with respect to the Bill of Rights. Before this, it was a felony for corporations to donate money to political parties.
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM »

Tzog is right, I think it was in New York when they tried to limit a company's profits to 6% and the company sued.

BACK TO THE MOVIE.......I read the short story, "Rollerball Murder" after seeing the film. It was mostly about the "sport" and included a player caller a "Runner" who, well, RAN and had a Lacross-type thing to scoop up the ball. While the movie has some of that dull sixtys message stuff, it expanded the story well enough.
Buck Odinson
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2003, 11:20:05 PM »

Verily, a hearty tale indeed. And the comments left by thy humble critic brought a mighty roar of laughter to this Odinson. Three cheers for thou and thy comrades of bad movie lore.
Jeff Lewis
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM »

One point that gets missed between the 1975 edition and the 2002 edition is that the 2002 version ends up BEING what the 1975 version was warning about. The irony of this is immeasurable.

Sadly, the people who think the social commentary in the 1975 version detracts from the action are exactly the kind of people who would (and should, I suppose) live in the world protrayed is the movie.

Which is very, very sad.

And yet.. just. :)
Jim Hepler
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM »

Not only do corporations have the RIGHTS of humans today, they don't have the responsibilities for their actions that people do.  I remember there was a group that founded a corporation that did what were essentially minor corporate sabotage and repeatedly succesfully hid behind this protection, just to prove a point - they were the ones that swapped the GI Joe voice chips with the Barbie voice chips.
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM »

Rollerball will always have a place in my heart, if only as the last vestige of that excellent "computers of the future as imagined in 1974" font.
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM »

what about the music?
that was okay
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2004, 04:47:52 PM »

The movie is interesting, but what the hell are the rules of that silly rollerball-game?
Jerry A.
« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM »

The TV's of the future in this movie are laughable. One big screen with three smaller ones at the top. lol
« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM »

This was the first "R" rated movie that I saw, it was with my dad, and I just 14. I rememmber the two movie trailers before "Rollerball" started  - "Beyond the Door" and "Jaws". By the time the movie started I had my legs up on the chair and I shaking. This really prepared me for Rollerball!. I have seen the movie about times, and I finally purchased my very own copy. Each time that I view the movie find something different (e.g. When Jonathan E visits the vegatable "Moonpie" you can just barely make out some tree branches behind the window- didn't catch this until July 31 of this year.) Anyway, the movie is great and so is Harrion's short story "Rollerball Murder(s)"
« Reply #13 on: June 30, 2005, 04:24:27 PM »

Great movie!!  Actually the game rules were pretty well thought out and easy to follow- trivia: the cast and crew had such a good time they played during breaks in shooting!
« Reply #14 on: November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM »

How is "Rollerball" (1975) a *BAD* movie. Someone must have got mixed up with "Rollerball" (2002)
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