Old magazine with Revolution 1977 on cover - on eBay

Monday, September 19, 2011 10:48 PM

http://www.ebay.com/itm/120768402841?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trks...1438.l2649

Looks good! I emailed the seller, asking if there is an article or many pics of the coaster inside, but have yet to get a response.

Does anyone know? There aren't many pics of Revolution from those days (well, besides the loop...). Would be great to see some pics of the ride before all the trees grew around it.

I figured at least 2 people on here would appreciate this :)

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011 1:07 AM

You can also see the ride when it was brand new in that funny old movie, Rollercoaster!

Look at that chain link fence and how close the onlookers are to the ride. Cool!

EDIT - I just noticed that some of those people are on the other side of the fence.

Last edited by LostKause, Tuesday, September 20, 2011 1:09 AM
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Tuesday, September 20, 2011 1:11 AM

^Yeah! I've watched Rollercoaster! many times and salivated all over that footage. There is some good video of the ride, but not many pics other than the loop.

edit - I just noticed the mag says "behind the scenes" of Rollercoaster! So it must have been an article about the movie.

Last edited by CoasterDemon, Tuesday, September 20, 2011 1:12 AM
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Tuesday, September 20, 2011 3:56 AM

The magazine is American Cinematograper, so I would say yes.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011 10:22 AM

LostKause said:
EDIT - I just noticed that some of those people are on the other side of the fence.

Yes, they're part of the photo's subject matter as they have a camera on a tripod.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011 11:22 AM

I just saved Rollercoaster on my DVR last week - Love those Cheesy 70's actors.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011 12:54 PM

Jerry said:
I just saved Rollercoaster on my DVR last week - Love those Cheesy 70's actors.

IMO, Timothy Bottoms' performance as the bomber ranks with the best film villains ever. He was terrific.

As a side trivia question, Rollercoaster! was one of three flicks to be released in Sensurround. What were the other two? Googling's cheating :)

Since I wasn't a rollercoaster junkie at the age of 12-13 back then, the OTHER two are the ones I DID see in a theater. I didn't see Rollercoaster! until I was in high school a few years later..on television.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011 12:55 PM

Incidentally, Billy...your new picture..Geoffrey Holder in Live And Let Die? If so, you're a man of good taste.

Last edited by Mike Gallagher, Tuesday, September 20, 2011 12:56 PM
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Tuesday, September 20, 2011 1:00 PM

It was Velveeta doll - Pure Velveeta.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011 1:51 PM

Mike Gallagher said:
Incidentally, Billy...your new picture..Geoffrey Holder in Live And Let Die? If so, you're a man of good taste.

Thanks Mike ;) Revolution? If anything it was Michael Graves influenced, of the 'nu' Misfits.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011 2:35 PM

The 2 other films made in sensurround were Earthquake and Midway.

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Friday, September 23, 2011 9:33 AM

^ The pilot for the first "Battlestar Galactica" had a cinematic release in Germany (donĀ“t know where else) and they added the sensurround-gimmick to make it a bit more exciting.

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Friday, September 23, 2011 3:26 PM

Jerry said:
I just saved Rollercoaster on my DVR last week - Love those Cheesy 70's actors.

And also had a young Helen Hunt in this movie. Got it on DVD a couple years ago. Love it!

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