• Rollerball Announced and Detailed for 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray by Scream Factory on November 22

    Posted Tue Oct 11, 2022 at 10:41 AM PDT by

    .   The 1975 sci-fi cult classic rolls to the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray with a new transfer from the original camera negative on November 22.

    The year is 2018. There are no wars. There is no crime. There is only ... the Game. In a world where ruthless corporations reign supreme, this vicious and barbaric "sport" is the only outlet for the pent-up anger and frustrations of the masses.

    Tuned to their televisions, the people watch "Rollerball": a brutal mutation of football, motocross, and hockey. Jonathan E. (the great James Caan, The Godfather, Thief) is the champion player – a man too talented for his own good. The Corporation has taken away the woman, Ella (Maud Adams, Octopussy) Jonathan loves but they can't take away his soul – even if the diabolical corporate head (John Houseman, The Fog) tells him he better retire ... or suffer the old-fashioned way. With its surrealistic imagery and tense action sequences, Rollerball grips you by the heart – and never lets you go!

    The release will present the film in Dolby Vision and HDR-10 and features a brand new 2022 restoration and color grade using an existing 4K scan of the original camera negative done by MGM with DTS-HD MA 5.1 and 2.0 audio tracks.

    Rollerball - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
    Rollerball - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
     

    Pre-order your copy now

    Here is the full press release with all the sporting details and stats:


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    ROLLERBALL

    ARRIVES IN 4K UHD NOVEMBER 22

    FROM SCREAM FACTORY

     

    Los Angeles, CA - It’s game on for Rollerball as the action sci-fi heads to 4K UHD for the first time in North America from Scream Factory™ on November 22. Fans of the dystopian sports thriller will be treated to a new transfer of the film from the original camera negative and can pre-order their copies on ShoutFactory.com.

     

    The 1975 cult classic was directed by Norman Jewison (Jesus Christ Superstar, Moonstruck) and features a star-studded cast including James Caan (Misery), John Houseman (The Fog, Ghost Story), Maud Adams (Octopussy), John Beck (Dallas) and Moses Gunn (Shaft, Firestarter).

     

     

    SYNOPSIS

     

    The year is 2018. There are no wars. There is no crime. There is only ... the Game. In a world where ruthless corporations reign supreme, this vicious and barbaric "sport" is the only outlet for the pent-up anger and frustrations of the masses.

     

    Tuned to their televisions, the people watch "Rollerball": a brutal mutation of football, motocross, and hockey. Jonathan E. (the great James Caan, The Godfather, Thief) is the champion player – a man too talented for his own good. The Corporation has taken away the woman, Ella (Maud Adams, Octopussy) Jonathan loves but they can't take away his soul – even if the diabolical corporate head (John Houseman, The Fog) tells him he better retire ... or suffer the old-fashioned way. With its surrealistic imagery and tense action sequences, Rollerball grips you by the heart – and never lets you go!

     

    SPECIAL FEATURES

     

    • NEW 2022 restoration and color grade, for this UHD release, using an existing 4K scan of the original camera negative done by MGM
    • In Dolby Vision (HDR 10 Compatible)
    • Audio Commentary with director Norman Jewison
    • Audio Commentary with writer William Harrison 
    • From Rome to Rollerball: The Full Circle - vintage featurette
    • Blood Sports - an interview with actor James Caan
    • The Bike Work - Craig R. Baxley on the Motorcycle stunts
    • The Fourth City - Shooting Rollerball in Munich
    • Theatrical Trailers
    • TV Spots

     

    Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, 2.0

     

    About Shout! Factory

    Shout! Factory, LLC is a leading multi-platform media company devoted to film and TV distribution, development, and production, as well as the preservation and revitalization of the very best in pop-culture entertainment. Founded by Richard Foos, Bob Emmer, and Garson Foos in 2003, Shout! owns and manages a large portfolio of films, contemporary and classic TV series, animation, and documentaries. The company’s creative acquisition mandate has established it as a leading independent distributor, with partners and properties including GKIDS, Sesame Street, The Carol Burnett Show, The Johnny Carson Show, IFC Films, Stephen J. Cannell Productions, ITV Studios, Major League Baseball Productions, and many others. Shout! Factory Kids focuses on live-action and animated kids and family properties, and the company releases films and television shows in other genres under the Scream Factory and Shout Select imprints. Shout! develops, acquires and distributes new films via Shout! Studios, owns and operates libraries including Mystery Science Theater 3000 (in partnership with creator Joel Hodgson) and the Roger Corman New Horizon Pictures Library, and operates the acclaimed streaming service Shout! Factory TV. Shout! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com.

     

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