Thursday, April 2, 2015

JUST AN ASIDE: Film and TV with Dreadball-like Sports

Here are a few Dreadball-like movies/tv show sports that I could think of off the top of my head. Please tell me in the comments if you can think of any others.

A Mad Max-esque post apocalyptic world provides the backdrop for a brutal, futuristic game resembling football. Rutger Hauer plays a disgraced former star leading a rag tag group of "Juggers" to one of the remaining Nine Cities for glory and redemption. (IMDB Plot Summary)

Roller Ball (1975):
In a corporate-controlled future, an ultra-violent sport known as Rollerball represents the world, and one of its powerful athletes is out to defy those who want him out of the game. (from IMDB)

Roller Ball (2002):
A much less interesting and much less engaging version of the 1975 film. (totally my opinion)

Wesley Snipes, Vanessa L. Williams and Dean Cain team up to battle terrorism and save the country in the only athletic arena of the future: Futuresport. (IMDB Description)

Pyramid is a close quarters ball game played on a pyramid-shaped court, hence the name of the game. The objective is apparently to score points by getting the ball into a goal at the top of the pyramid. Pyramid can be played one-on-one or in teams.

Pyramid Gear

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