Trailer Tuesday: Rollerball (’75)

James Caan, Rollerball, 1975. Corporations rule in the future? How could that ever happen?

“In the not too distant future, wars will no longer exist. But there will be Rollerball.”

Here’s a nice pair of Rollerball spots from the Summer of 1975. The first short appears to be a TV spot, while the second, a longer trailer, may have been shown theatrically. The movie, released on June 25th, 1975, imagines our world in 2018 (not far off now) when corporations rule and the people are addicted to televised bloodsports.

It’s a kid’s film right? I always liked this one as it melded Roller Derby, football and sci fi. I’m not sure how well it holds up today. I’ll have to find out. Happy Trailer Tuesday!

Rollerball Wiki, Rollerball IMDb

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