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Battle Royale - class of 2000
TITLE: Battle Royale
DIRECTOR: Kinji Fukasaku
YEAR: 2000
COUNTRY: Japan
DURATION: 114 mins
STARRING: Takeshi Kitano (Teacher), Tatsuya Fujiwara (Shuya), Aki Maeda (Noriko), Taro Yamamoto (Kawada), Masanobu Ando (Kiriyama), Kou Shibasaki (Mitsuko), Chiaki Kuriyama (Chigusa)
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THIS FILM CONTAINS SHOCKING SCENES OF VIOLENCE AND
SHOULD ONLY BE VIEWED BY ADULTS & DICKHEADS
Class of Battle Royale
Could you kill your best friend?
REVIEWED BY: Brain Eater
THIS SURPRISINGLY GRIPPING Japanese shocker made some waves when first released back in 2000, not least because the film is about school kids killing each other. And it's hugely entertaining stuff, with lots of quirks and highlights, despite some gaping holes in the plot.

Ah - the plot. Set some time in the near future, Battle Royale is set in a society that punishes the unruliest of schoolchildren by forcefully entering them into a fight-to-the-death contest on a deserted island.
The (supposedly bad) kids are gassed and bussed out to the island where they are then told of their plight, and issued weapons and useful items before being kicked-out to fend for themselves. As if this isn't enough, they are then told about an explosive collar fitted around their neck. If they stray into a restricted area the collar explodes. If more than one person is alive after three days ALL the collars explode! And, in one spectacular early scene, the excellent "Beat" Takeshi (playing the kid's pissed-off school teacher) demonstrates the effectiveness of this high explosive metal collar by blowing one of the kid's heads off for fun!
Once things get going it doesn't take long for the bodies to start piling up. Kids fall by crossbow, Uzi, poisoning, machete, grenades - the lot. It's kill or be killed. Some kids commit suicide rather than take part in the carnage. After the first day the kids start breaking into groups, some hoping the madness will stop; others killing anyone in sight. To make things harder the authorities even throw a couple of experienced killers into the mix. It's a sick, twisted future these guys are living in...

Battle Royale is a crazy film. A crazy idea. The insane premise makes it very enjoyable, however, as does the bloody and inventive action. In our opinion the best Japanese movie in years.
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FILM:
SICK:
Schoolgirls killing each other. Oh yes! The sexy Mitsuko is a joy to behold. Loved the surreal ending too, though was left scratching my head in places.
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The Japanese have always made weird films, and this takes the biscuit. Shocking and enjoyable in equal measure.
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I saw this at a film festival when it first came out and it got a standing ovation at the end. It's that kind of film. It's frankly incredible for a low budget movie. The acting is first class throughout, as is the film's music. It's brilliantly shot and expert crafted. A gem of a movie!
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Wow! From the moment that "Beat" bloke throws a knife into the head of one of his pupils I was gripped. Relentless violence, slightly tainted by sickening sentimentality.
Yes please!