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Essential Sci-Fi Collection (1987)

Region: (unknown)
UPC/Barcode: 5050070022643
Released: 4th October 2004
Release type: Retail / Rental
No. of Discs: (unknown)
Catalogue No: 10002364
Category: Feature, Sci-Fi
Format: DVD / Box Set
Essential Sci-Fi Collection (1987) (Box Set) (Retail / Rental)


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Film information

Based on: The story 'Rollerball Murders' by William Harrison ('Rollerball')

Story: Sci-fi triple bill. In 'The Terminator' (1984), James Cameron's much-imitated sci-fi classic, a humanoid cyborg from a future dominated by machines (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is sent back in time to kill the mother (Linda Hamilton) of the as-yet-unborn rebel leader John Connor. Meanwhile, the rebels also select an agent (Michael Biehn) to travel back in time and stop the Terminator, thereby ensuring that events follow their pre-ordained course. '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. 'Robocop' (1987) is set in the near future. Detroit's soaring crime rate is unsuccessfully policed by a corporation that plans to build a new city where 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...

Starring: James Caan, John Houseman, Ralph Richardson, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maud Adams, Linda Hamilton, John Beck, Paul Winfield, Nancy Blair, Rick Rossovich, Moses Gunn, Peter Weller, Earl Boen, Pamela Hensley, Nancy Allen, Dick Miller, Burt Kwouk, Dan O'Herlihy, Bess Motta, Ronny Cox, Richard Le Parmentier, Kurtwood Smith, Michael Biehn, Angus MacInnes, Shane Rimmer, Alfred Thomas, Barbara Trentham, Miguel Ferrer, Lance Henriksen, Burnell Tucker, Shawn Shepps, Bruce M. Kerner, Ray Wise, Franco Colombo, Felton Perry, Bill Paxton, Paul McCrane, Brian Thompson, Tom Oberhaus, Del Zamora, Calvin Jung, Rick Leiberman, Lee DeBroux, Mark Carlton

Directed by: James Cameron, Norman Jewison, Paul Verhoeven

Music by: Brad Fiedel, Andre Previn, Basil Poledouris

Produced by: Gale Anne Hurd, Norman Jewison, Arne Schmidt

Written by: James Cameron, William Harrison, Edward Neumeier, Gale Anne Hurd, Michael Miner

DVD information

Studio/distributor: MGM Home Entertainment

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