“As part of my ongoing quest to plough through as many films on THIS LIST as possible, I stumbled most recently across Rollerball, which just edged onto the list as position #47.
Released in 1975, Rollerball follows a veteran and highly skilled player of the game as he heads towards the pinnacle of his career. The game itself is packed with violence and brutality, much to the delight of the millions of worldwide fans who flock to the matches. The captain in question, Johnathan E (James Caan), is perhaps the greatest Rollerballer who ever lived. Plying his trade with the Houston team, the film begins after they win a match against Madrid, setting them up for a place in the semi-final of an esteemed cup.
The dystopian element comes from the fact that these teams are not o” read more