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Rollerball: R-Rated?


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#1 of 46 OFFLINE   David Illingworth II

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Posted April 02 2002 - 09:51 AM

What's the word? DVDshrine has the cover, and it doesn't say anything about being R-Rated on it. Surely MGM is planning on released the R version.
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#2 of 46 OFFLINE   Alex Spindler

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Posted April 02 2002 - 10:00 AM

This movie had "R-rated DVD Release" tagged on it as soon as they went back to the editing room. If they don't release it in an R-rated version, they will have so completely botched this film in so many aspects that it will require serious effort to sink lower.

#3 of 46 OFFLINE   Ivan Berisic

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Posted April 02 2002 - 10:16 AM

The DVD will definitely contain the R-rated version. The MPAA re-rated it about two weeks ago - Rated R for violence, nudity and some language.

#4 of 46 OFFLINE   Jeremy Conrad

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Posted April 02 2002 - 10:35 AM

Yea, the official specs label it as "R-rated". I guess that's what they consider a "special edition" as the disc only has a MTV Diary, music video, and trailers.



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#5 of 46 OFFLINE   Mike_Skill

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Posted April 02 2002 - 10:45 AM

Actually, the S.E. specs include: Commentaries with the actors, "The Stunts of Rollerball" featurette, an interactive yearbook, Rob Zombie music video, trailers and a bunch more. Over 90 minutes of extras!

#6 of 46 OFFLINE   Jeremy Conrad

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Posted April 02 2002 - 10:59 AM

That's not what the product info sheet from MGM says:
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MPAA Rating: R Release Year: 2001 Color Mode: COLOR Special Features: ·MTV Diary of Rebecca Romijn-Stamos ·Music Video ·Original Theatrical Trailer


#7 of 46 OFFLINE   Matt Pelham

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Posted April 02 2002 - 11:57 AM

I watched a special on MTV about Rebecca Stamos and they actually showed her and other actors recording a commentary for Rollerball.

#8 of 46 OFFLINE   Scott Weinberg

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Posted April 02 2002 - 02:31 PM

Not that it matters much, but I'm guessing that MGM wasn't too interested in including both versions.



As for me, I'm quite curious to see the R-rated version - which is why I skipped this one entirely in theaters last month. Posted Image

#9 of 46 OFFLINE   Matthew Chmiel

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Posted April 02 2002 - 02:35 PM

Hmmm, the R-Rated cut might actually be watchable. Posted Image

#10 of 46 OFFLINE   Ryan L B

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Posted April 02 2002 - 02:42 PM

how much was cut out of the r rrated verson

#11 of 46 OFFLINE   Matthew Chmiel

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Posted April 02 2002 - 02:47 PM

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how much was cut out of the r rrated verson
What was edited (just to name a few): - Plot, lots of plot. - Rebecca's nudity is blurred out. - A scene which a Rollerball player is hit with the "Rollerball" sweat comes out from him, but in the R-Rated cut, it's blood. - The whole finale was hacked to shreads.

#12 of 46 OFFLINE   Nick Sievers

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Posted April 02 2002 - 02:56 PM

Why isn't anyone complaning that they can't have the original theatrical cut as well? Posted Image



I caught this one last week, and its not just a train-wreck - its about a 10 train pile up with no survivors. I'm still not sure how the R-rated cut could help, epecially in the sales department.



Was there any word on a commentary track with John McTiernan? I would actually like to hear his take on the film, and what in god's name was that nightvision scene all about?

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#13 of 46 OFFLINE   Alex Spindler

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Posted April 02 2002 - 04:24 PM

"Hello, my name is John McTiernan, and this is the commentary for Rollerball."

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"I'm sorry"

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Posted April 02 2002 - 05:50 PM

This thread makes me feel sorry for not seeing this movie Posted Image
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#15 of 46 OFFLINE   Garrett Lundy

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Posted April 02 2002 - 06:35 PM

Oh, Rollerball the remake. I want my eight bucks back. Unless the R-rated DVD has twenty minutes of added material thats worth watching like: LL Cool J eating a living baby octopus, James Cann in a one-on-one rollerball derby with Klein. and John McTiernan in the commentary track should either A. Fall asleep and snore loudly , or B. Shout "What have I done!" and commit honorable seppuku to save face for MGM.
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#16 of 46 OFFLINE   Anthony Thorne

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Posted April 03 2002 - 04:10 PM

Poor John McTiernan - EATERS OF THE DEAD is finished, then re-edited by Michael Crichton over the course of a year or more, then released as THE THIRTEENTH WARRIOR to an underwhelming response. ROLLERBALL is finished, then reworked a little, then previewed and hastily censored down to an even more underwhelming PG-13 rating. Can't the guy ever catch a break? Don't laugh - here are probably dozens of directors who look at events like this in grim silence, thinking "..there but for the grace of God...". A recent interview with Harvey Weinstein in an Australian newspaper had this exchange: "When you see the street fight during the opening 5 minutes of GANGS OF NEW YORK, you'll know that Miramax hasn't lost its edge". Scorsese (interjecting quickly): "Maybe the opening 15 minutes - I haven't finished editing it yet..." The article went on to mention how Scorsese and Weinstein had been having lengthy arguments over the final cut, with Scorsese becoming enraged enough to throw a phone through an office window at one point whilst Weinstein walked off to another meeting. When asked about this incident, Scorsese quietly replied with a resigned smile "I'm not very good with phones...". I dread to think of what John Woo's WINDTALKERS will be like when it finally opens.

#17 of 46 OFFLINE   Dave Mack

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Posted April 03 2002 - 04:29 PM

Hey! Do you think MGM will also release the SE of the ORIGINAL?

I mean, it's already out in the UK and australia. Anamorphic, commentaries...



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Posted April 03 2002 - 04:33 PM

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#19 of 46 OFFLINE   Matthew Chmiel

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Posted April 03 2002 - 05:33 PM


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Harvey Weinstein makes me sick.



(I know it's completely off topic, but Weinstein is just evil.)




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#20 of 46 OFFLINE   Randall Dorr

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Posted April 03 2002 - 07:56 PM

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Yo, Martin and Will are my boys, you know what I'm saying? They make jokes I understand. The car chase is dope! I give it a 9 but I'm still 8 Ball.
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