November 17, 2013 at 10:57 pm (8 Heads, Rollerball) (, , , )

Rollerball – 1975 – United States

Following the “corporate wars”, monopolistic corporations form a global government. World peace prevails and everyone lives comfortably in a highly regulated stratified society. With war abolished, only rollerball satisfies civilization’s craving for violence and excitement. Designed by the corporate government, rollerball mixes roller derby and basketball, with motorcycles thrown in. Its intentionally fatal danger prevents players from surviving to attain individual glory. Star rollerballer Jonathan E. has lasted an unprecedented ten years and his fame threatens rollerball’s philosophical foundation. When he refuses the corporate government’s suggestion to retire, they struggle to terminate his prestigious career.

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