Sunday, February 13, 2011

Rollercoaster (1977)

Pity to those that missed 1977. 1977 was the peak of American art and culture. 1977 saw the emergence of Hip Hop, New Wave and Electronic music. 1977 was also a banner year in American cinema. The most famous film to emerge that year was Star Wars which even those born after the year 2000 have seen by now.
Rollercoaster was the first hi-tech visual film to hit American cinemas. Before the now ubiquitous IMAX,  Rollercoaster was one of the first films to be played in Sensurround, which caused audience seats to vibrate at certain scenes.

Rollercoaster is a thriller about a psychopath who gets his kicks by committing terrorism on roller coaster rides at theme parks all across the country. At times downright terrifying, the terror is artfully and skillfully brought to the screen by extraordinary cinematography. This is one of the few films worthy to be watched on a giant plasma screen at home. Rollercoaster is an unforgettable movie. One thing is certain, after watching this film, one will pause before they think of riding on another roller coaster.

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