Robocop Rollerball

  |  Buy to Own: 18/06/2007
  |  213 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Sci-fi double bill. 'Robocop' (1987) is set in the near future. Detroit's soaring crime rate is unsuccessfully policed by a corporation which plans to build a new city, if its workers can go about unmolested. When the new 'enforcement droid' proves unworkable, a murdered cop (Peter Weller) is wired into a computer-controlled titanium body and set to the task at hand. Unimpressed, 'Robocop' seeks vengeance on all sides in this violent but often funny tale. 'Rollerball' (1975) is set in the year 2018. The world is ruled by corporate powers and one of the principle forms of entertainment is Rollerball, a fast paced sport played around a circular track. When the reigning champion (James Caan) becomes too popular, and refuses the corporation's request that he retire, the rules of the sport are changed in a deliberate attempt to get rid of him. The contestants now find themselves engaged in a game where the main objective is to kill your opponent.