Two years after having the biggest blockbuster to date with Jaws and three years after the successful disaster pick Earthquake, Universal Studios pulled out all the stops with Rollercoaster, hoping to duplicate the earlier films' box office. They doubled down on Sensurround, the innovative sound system that immersed audiences in every creak, rumble and woosh of the titular ride and hired 70's everyman George Segal as the lead. The movie, however, did not connect with audiences, and was easily trounced at cinemas by George Lucas's first Star Wars film (or his fourth, depending on who you ask).
Dan and Vicky return to their favorite film era, the 70's, for a dose of disaster and disco. They also catch us up on some recently seen including the Fear Street films on Netflix, the 1981 neo noir classic Body Heat, Gunpowder Milkshake, Zola, the new GI Joe universe film Snake Eyes, and some fun animal attack schlock.
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