Rollercoaster [DVD] [1977]

  • SKU: 3519115
  • Release Date: 10/27/1998
  • Rating: PG
The thriller Rollercoaster comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. English and Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include biographies of the cast and crew, and the trailer. This is a fine release from Universal that will please genre enthusiasts.
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    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (5 out of 5)

    Special Features


    • Production notes
    • Cast & filmmakers' bios
    • Film highlights
    • Theatrical trailer
    • Web links

    Synopsis


    Rollercoaster
    Rollercoaster was a by-product of the brief "Sensurround" craze of the 1970s. Nutsoid Timothy Bottoms sabotages an amusement-park roller coaster, killing several innocent revelers. After several other acts of terrorism, Bottoms (whose character is credited as Young Man) presents his demands to the authorities via audio tape: one million dollars, or he'll stage five roller-coaster disasters simultaneously in five different parks. Because detective Harry Calder George Segal evinces a grudging respect for the elusive extortionist, Bottoms declares that only Detective Calder will be permitted to deliver the money. Thus the stage is set for an explosive climax, which during the film's original run was accompanied by the Sensurround effect, a gimmick that electronically caused the filmgoer's chairs to begin shaking and vibrating during the "thrill scenes." As with most disaster flicks of the era, Rollercoaster is top-heavy with "guest stars," including Richard Widmark, Henry Fonda, Harry Guardino, and Susan Strasberg. Watch for 13-year-old Helen Hunt as Detective Calder's spunky daughter. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • George Segal
      George Segal - Harry Calder
    • Richard Widmark
      Richard Widmark - Agent Hoyt
    • Timothy Bottoms
      Timothy Bottoms - Young Man
    • Henry Fonda
      Henry Fonda - Simon Davenport
    • Harry Guardino
      Harry Guardino - Lt. Keefer



    Customer rating

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    100%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good thriller

      Posted
      pinkfloyd74
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      This is a good thriller from the 70's they don't make movies like this anymore so if you want a good thriller that will keep you in your seat the whole time then check it out

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      One of my all time favorite movies

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      CoAsTeRDaNN
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      Yes, I love this movie, but I am a coaster enthusiast so I may be a little bias. This was one of the rare movies made in sennsurround back in the late 70s.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great older movie...

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      Malachi
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      Great older movie...great actors....and I love the cat and mouse chase through out the movie...a classic...

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie

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      AntS
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      Awesome movie! I discovered this movie a few years ago and I'm happy I finally have a physical copy of it! Thanks Best Buy!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      My Favorite

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      EJO13
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      One of my Favorite Disaster Films!! a must see! good quality pic too!

      I would recommend this to a friend



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