Summer movies of the ’70s used to be a fun time when people would flock to see tales what they shouldn’t do on their summer vacation. You didn’t want to go into the water after seeing Jaws. A visit to Los Angeles was ruled out when Earthquake hit the screen. After the release of Rollercoaster in 1977, theme parks became a death trap. This film will flash you back to the world of a theme park and when rollercoasters were just getting outrageous in designs. Little to the riders know that their greatest danger comes not from the thrill of the ride, but a psychotic with a bomb. Rollercoaster is not only bringing the fun to Blu-ray, but you can crank up the speakers and listen to the original Sensurround sound mix. Here’s the press release from Shout! Factory:
Watch out for the man watching the rollercoaster… On June 21, 2016, Shout! Factory will release the disaster thriller Rollercoaster for the first time on Blu-ray and in anamorphic widescreen presentation.
Take the ride in SENSURROUND®. Thrills abound in this high-speed suspense yarn as a determined terrorist (Timothy Bottoms) begins to turn America’s amusement parks into battlefields. The tension mounts as affable safety inspector Harry Calder (George Segal) attempts to track down the saboteur who has targeted the country’s most popular rollercoaster and its riders for senseless destruction. The edge-of-the-seat excitement mounts as the battle of wits between Calder and the terrorist builds to an explosive climax. Co-starring Richard Widmark and Henry Fonda, the Jennings Lang production takes viewers on an unforgettable trip filled with sense-shattering twists and hairpin turns.
· Includes the original SENSURROUND® soundtrack
· NEW Interview with associate producer/writer Tommy Cook (12 minutes)
· Radio Spots
· Theatrical Trailer