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05-21-2006, 03:23 PM
Has anyone seen the Japenese film Battle Royale?
Basically it's about a group of students, 50 I think, who are on a bus, then knocked out, and wake up with metal rings round there neck. They are each given a different weapon, whether it be a compass or a Machine Gun. Only one can leave the Islan they are taken to alive.
It is a good film in my opinion.
I have it on DVD for some reason. Very enjoyable.
05-21-2006, 03:50 PM
Kinda sounds like Saw. Sounds pretty interesting, though.
Nothing like Saw. Perhaps, except for the thriller-feeling to it.
It's alright. Battle Royale 2 is too long and boring though.
05-21-2006, 04:47 PM
i read a bit of it in a "sneak peek" i got at the Comic-con.
I haven't seen anything on anime, but the manga seems good. I might read it or watch the anime series.
i like suspense things
05-21-2006, 04:52 PM
Wait, it's an anime?
05-21-2006, 04:54 PM
no it's not... i've not seen it, but i've heard different opinion from different people.. some say it's a good film some say it's just a paranoia...
It's a live action thing where a bunch of Japanese high school kids kill each other after being stuck on an island with collars that will explode if they refuse to fight or try to escape. Never saw it myself but I've heard it actually pulls off the pretty much mindless violence/gore that so many other things fail at.
05-21-2006, 05:41 PM
i've been hearing about this movie for the longest time and have yet to see it. i used to post on a horror movie message board, and everyone there loved it. *shrug*
05-21-2006, 05:56 PM
First time I saw it I was like 'what the fuck is this...?' but I enjoyed it.
05-21-2006, 07:27 PM
The Japanese are really fucked in the head, their horror movies and porn is some of the sickest shit anyone could imagine. I can't help but wonder if it's an after-effect of the radiation we dumped on them 60 years ago. Regardless, they make Americans look well-adjusted by comparison.
05-21-2006, 09:27 PM
It's cool. I didn't know there was a part 2, though. But I did know they also made mangas out of it too. Talk about milking it.
05-21-2006, 10:13 PM
hmm... maybe i got it wrong..........
My friend saw part two and called it one of the most ridiculous films she had ever seen in her entire life.
Part 1 isn't the best film ever but it's great for a few watches. I just like seeing Japanese schoolkids slaughtered, to be honest, but it's also very interesting in terms of drama.
There's a book that talks more about each character and gets further into the dystopia environment in which the Battle Royale game happens, and I have it but have yet to read it.
05-22-2006, 01:26 AM
Acting was terrible in that movie but I love the story.
And I didn't understand what happened in the end.
05-22-2006, 07:28 AM
I thought it was good, in sadistic way. I got the second one ages ago, but haven't watched it yet.
05-22-2006, 08:00 AM
I've been hearing about this film for so long off of friends and stuff, I wanna watch it sometime, it sounds pretty o.k
05-22-2006, 10:33 AM
The guy who runs it has a pretty sick sense of humour.
05-22-2006, 10:39 AM
Goes without saying!
It's fun to watch if you're drunk and with a load of friends. I would like to watch it again actually. I'm sure someone I know's got a copy I could nick.
05-23-2006, 02:37 AM
I've got them both on DVD. I love the first one. The second one isn't too bad, but doesn't live up to the first. Crazy shit, but definitely worth watching.
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