Iconic 1975-futuristic dystopian thriller Rollerball and Sidney Lumet’s seminal 70s classic Network are released on Blu-ray on 23 March by Arrow Video.
To celebrate the release, we’ve got sets of both Blu-rays to give away to three of our Twitter followers!
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Rollerball represents the very best of the “Future Sport” flicks; a pre-cursor to such genre classics as The Running Man, Battle Royale and even The Hunger Games, the film explores the popularity of violent entertainment and the power of the media, but it goes further, looking more profoundly at the society beyond the game.
This new release will include a host of exciting extra features including audio commentaries with both director Norman Jewison and writer William Harrison alongside a brand-new interview with Rollerball star James Cann.
Other brand-new extras include featurettes The Fourth City: Shooting Rollerball in Munich in which various crew members revisit the original locations used in the film, alongside The Bike Work which sees stuntman Craig R. Baxley discuss the motorcycle stunts in Rollerball and the challenges and dangers of being one of the Rollerball bikers.
This new and fresh edition features an exciting array of extra features including an hour-long documentary The Directors, focussing on Sidney Lumet, alongside an all-new visual essay on the film’s making, written and presented by Dave Itzkoff (author of Mad as Hell: The Making of Network and the Fateful Vision of the Angriest Man in Movies).
The reversible sleeve will showcase both the original and the newly commissioned artwork by Chris Walker and the disc will also feature a collector’s booklet with new writing on the film by Mike Sutton and an American Cinematographer article by director of photography Owen Roizman, illustrated with original stills and artwork.
This competition has now closed. The winners are Donna Spencer from Nottingham, Rachel Sutherland from Dundee and Kirsty Fletcher from Lincoln.
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