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Rollerball
(2001)
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Composed, Produced, and Co-Performed by:
Eric Serra

Co-Performed by:
Nicolas Fiszman
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
M-G-M/Virgin (France)
(March 1st, 2002)
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French album release, classified as an import in the U.S. and initially difficult to find in American stores.
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Buy it... only if you are an established collector of Eric Serra's works and are interested in hearing some his hardest, most abrasive rhythmic material.

Avoid it... if you expect to hear music that adheres to the usual, fundamental structures of film scores, or if pounding rock rhythms with a nasty attitude aren't your cup of tea.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,485
WRITTEN 9/13/03, REVISED 3/17/09
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Rollerball (2001): (Eric Serra) Fascination with the rollerball game as a concept has never really diminished since Norman Jewison's 1975 film interpretation of William Harrison's original story, despite the fact that the illogical and somewhat confusing film primarily dealt with socio-political issues in general and not the game itself. If the term "cult" was to ever be attached to the ultimate, fictionally conceived game, however, Rollerball would be an obvious mainstream choice. Still, for some reason, MGM and director John McTiernan, a talent who has produced both fantastic successes and monumental failures on the big screen, decided that a modern version of Rollerball was justified for a 2001 resurrection. The film would extensively pour its budget into its art direction, glitzing everything up with lavish sets that were drenched in neon colors and flashing lights. Add to that the primal noises of the violent game, as well as an awkward modernization of the game's actual figure-8 setup, and audiences were treated to eye and ear candy at every turn. McTiernan, as expected, also took the adult nature of the game to its furthest, with considerable gore and nudity (hey, why not?) featured throughout the picture, too. When MGM (and test audiences) saw McTiernan's result in post-production, they were not surprisingly horrified and demanded considerable editing and a new ending. The toned back alteration of the project made even less sense when completed, and the film, hindered by a poor cast and a nonsensical plot, was a huge failure. The score didn't help the situation much, either. The original Rollerball utilized a bizarre combination of classical music and Andre Previn's own material to throw the futuristic setting of the game in a state of timeless flux. This time around, French techno and new age composer Eric Serra was assigned to push that musical sound even further into the frightening future.



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228 TOTAL VOTES
Average: 2.21 Stars
***** 18 5 Stars
**** 21 4 Stars
*** 43 3 Stars
** 56 2 Stars
* 90 1 Stars
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 59:11
• 1. Eghnev (2:50)
• 2. Letzgo (3:27)
• 3. Body Go - performed by Hardknox (3:51)
• 4. Kornovol (0:58)
• 5. Kwinsky (3:47)
• 6. Orora (2:01)
• 7. Serokin (3:05)
• 8. Koshmor (1:42)
• 9. It.s a Show Time - performed by Rappagariya (4:19)
• 10. Blootim (2:26)
• 11. I am Hated - performed by Slipknot (2:40)
• 12. Shreflov (2:15)
• 13. Reitnov (6:54)
• 14. Oportu (3:16)
• 15. Baroof (6:09)
• 16. Enoff (4:08)
• 17. Panchoff (2:03)
• 18. Ride - performed by Beautiful Creatures (3:12)

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The insert includes extensive credits, but no extra information about the score or film.
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