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Old 02-20-01, 07:15 PM
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Anyone have or seen Rollerball (the James Cann version) ?

Whats the picture / Sound like ?


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I didn't think they were that bad, but I'm not too discriminating Considering the age of the movie and the fact this is probably not one of the most popular DVDs/movies I think this is probably all we are going to get so if you like the movie pick it up. Unless of course they actually go through w/ the remake then we might see something else. Since this one already has a commentary, and I imagine not much else exists for it (deleted scenes and whatnot) I doubt there is much more they can add.
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The remake is already being filmed (LL Cool J and that guy from American Pie is in it, the dumb jock). It sounds pretty stupid. James Caan was perfect in the original.
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<------------ I agree, James Caan portrayed me
<------------ perfectly in the movie.

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Originally posted by jonathan.e
<------------ I agree, James Caan portrayed me
<------------ perfectly in the movie.

BTW I thought Jean Reno was supposed to be in the remake, did that not work out?
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I saw the teaser for the remake and it didnt make me want to run and and watch the film.

I'll reserve judgement until I hear reviews and see a proper trailer.

Jean Reno is in it ( I'm sure I saw him in the teaser ).
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I think I am the only erson actually stoked about the remake.

I loved the original, I hope I am not let down!
Old 02-25-01, 12:07 AM
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There's no doubt that the original story, written by William Harrison (search for 'Roller Ball Murder' and his name, you'll find at least one web page w/his original short story for the movie), is totally neglected.

The original movie skated over lots of the finer points- in the short, Jonathon is more a philosiphical type, and somehow in a few short pages he's pictured as a sympathetic character- nevermind he's the bloodthirsty equivalent of Wayne Gretzky and Michael Jordan in one destructive package- but somehow it all works. Reading the short again only makes me want the (original) movie more, even with those yeechy 70's looks, like those checkbook-style numbers and the whole sterile feel to it...

This remake promises much worse- the 'star' of it has already called it a 'popcorn' flick, I think we can expect a bastardized plot and little more....

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