Roller Boogie

Roller Boogie

Director: Mark L. Lester, Linda Blair, Jim Bray, Beverly Garland

Cast: Mark L. Lester, Linda Blair, Jim Bray, Beverly Garland

     
 

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Get out your roller-skate key and oil up those wheels for MGM Home Entertainment's release of the 1979 Linda Blair classic Roller Boogie. Viewable in either 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen or 1.33:1 pan-and-scan, the image offers vivid colors, even skin tones, and rock-solid blacks. With no edge enhancement or artifacting, and only a minimal amount of film grain,

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Get out your roller-skate key and oil up those wheels for MGM Home Entertainment's release of the 1979 Linda Blair classic Roller Boogie. Viewable in either 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen or 1.33:1 pan-and-scan, the image offers vivid colors, even skin tones, and rock-solid blacks. With no edge enhancement or artifacting, and only a minimal amount of film grain, the image on this release is just about as good as one could hope for. The English Dolby Digital Surround track is evenly mixed and free of distortion, and optional English- and Spanish-language subtitles are presented in bold, easy-to-read font. An ultra-groovy theatrical trailer is the sole bonus feature.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jeremy Wheeler
Strap on those roller skates, because it's time-travel time, 1979 style, in Roller Boogie -- a completely absorbing flick that dunks you face-first into the garish disco-skating scene that lasted just about as long as it took to film this hunk of retro junk. Linda Blair struts her awkward teenage stuff in lycra-clad sexy outfits as she tries her best to feign interest in a Frankenstein's monster-looking '70s goofball (lead ham Jim Bray), a feat that probably took every head-spinning acting bone in her body just to pull off. Bray's hair and skating antics shine here (he was a championship skater at the time), though don't ask about his delivery or the fact that his face looks like it was just pummeled by a pro boxer. The flick opens immediately with a huge choreographed montage in which a group of delinquents rolls through the California strip to crazy disco music that, depending on your tastes, will either make you retch with sequin-hating disgust or wail with ironic hilarity -- that is, if you're not crying over your old sticker albums longing for "the old times." The finale is highlighted by an "ice-skating on wheels" competition that utilizes some hot split-screen and picture-in-picture techniques that give it a little something extra special for everyone who made it that far. Nostalgia fans will most likely find their way back to Roller Boogie for years to come, while others will tune in for the amazing outfits and a brief glimpse at a simpler time when all the kids wanted to do was cruise around in their dune buggies and lift weights on the beach.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/24/2004
UPC:
0027616910073
Original Release:
1979
Rating:
PG
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:44:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Original theatrical trailer

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Linda Blair Terry Barkley
Jim Bray Bobby James
Beverly Garland Lillian Barkley
Roger Perry Roger Barkley
Kimberly Beck Lana
Rick Sciacca Complete Control Conway
Sean McClory Jammer
Mark Goddard Thatcher
Albert Insinnia Gordo
M.G. Kelly J.D.
Christopher S. Nelson Franklin
Nina Axelrod Bobby's Friend
Stoney Jackson Phones
Dorothy Meyer Ada
William Ross Nick
Patrick Wright Sgt. Danner
Carey Fox Sonny
James Van Patten Hoppy

Technical Credits
Mark L. Lester Director
Michele Aller Songwriter
Dan Allingham Asst. Director
Byron Brandt Editor
Anthony Santa Croce Sound/Sound Designer
Ediberto Cruz Editor
Dean Cundey Cinematographer
Bruce Cohn Curtis Producer
Bob Esty Score Composer,Songwriter
Howard Kunin Editor
Michael Brooks Songwriter
Keith Michl Art Director
Linda Pearl Production Designer
Craig Safan Score Composer
Edward Salier Editor
Barry Schneider Screenwriter
Raymond Stella Camera Operator
David Winters Choreography
Joseph Wolf Producer
Irwin Yablans Executive Producer,Original Story

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Widescreen
1. Main Title/ Twirl a Whirl [8:54]
2. This Skating Life [4:00]
3. Out of His League [4:05]
4. Roll Around the Rink [9:06]
5. Learning the Moves [9:23]
6. What She Really Wants [2:24]
7. Starting the Journey [3:14]
8. Labor of Love [1:34]
9. High Rollers [3:01]
10. In a Jam [6:14]
11. Home for Help [7:14]
12. Guests at the Recital [2:37]
13. Shining Star [9:07]
14. Saving the Rink [5:22]
15. Boogie Night [6:29]
16. The Winners/ End Credits [9:25]
Side #2 -- Full Screen
1. Main Title/ Twirl a Whirl [8:54]
2. This Skating Life [4:00]
3. Out of His League [4:05]
4. Roll Around the Rink [9:06]
5. Learning the Moves [9:23]
6. What She Really Wants [2:24]
7. Starting the Journey [3:14]
8. Labor of Love [1:34]
9. High Rollers [3:01]
10. In a Jam [6:14]
11. Home for Help [7:14]
12. Guests at the Recital [2:37]
13. Shining Star [9:07]
14. Saving the Rink [5:22]
15. Boogie Night [6:29]
16. The Winners/ End Credits [9:25]

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