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Battle Royale (Batoru rowaiaru) (2000)

Battle Royale
7.6 Rating
(1093 ratings)
7.8 IMDB rating

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Tatsuya Fujiwara

Tatsuya Fujiwara

Shuya Nanahara - otoko 15-ban
Aki Maeda

Aki Maeda

Noriko Nakagawa - onna 15-ban
Taro Yamamoto

Taro Yamamoto

Shôgo Kawada - otoko 5-ban
Takeshi Kitano

Takeshi Kitano

Kitano-sensei
Chiaki Kuriyama

Chiaki Kuriyama

Takako Chigusa - onna 13-ban
Sosuke Takaoka

Sosuke Takaoka

Hiroki Sugimura - otoko 11-ban
Takashi Tsukamoto

Takashi Tsukamoto

Shinji Mimura - otoko 19-ban
Yukihiro Kotani

Yukihiro Kotani

Yôshitoki Kuninobu - otoko 7-ban


Written by
Kenta Fukasaku

Kenta Fukasaku

(screenplay)


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Life is a game!

5 years, 5 months ago at Nov 20 2:19
10 votes
''Life is a game. So fight for survival and see if you're worth it.''

In future Japan, the government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act.

Tatsuya Fujiwara: Shuya Nanahara - Boys #15

Aki Maeda: Noriko Nakagawa - Girls #15

Batoru rowaiaru(2004) translatin... read more

Masterful and disturbing

4 years, 4 months ago at Dec 5 13:32
7 votes
"Life is a game. So fight for survival and see if you're worth it."

At its most basic level, Battle Royale is a combination of Lord of the Flies and The Running Man; utilising the time-worn concept of a group of people who are conscripted, equipped with weapons and forced to kill or be killed until only one contestant remains. It's an idea which dates back to the days of the Roman e... read more

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1 year, 3 months ago at Jan 21 10:13
3 votes
Over the top in some parts, but it's highly enjoyable.

I had this film recommended to me around a few years back, and getting a few snippets of what it was all about, I can't exactly say I was in a great deal of a rush to watch it, but all in good time it seems...as this turned out to be one of my favourite films I've watched so far. I can't really say I was ever that fussed with al... read more
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In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act.
Release date: 16 December 2000
Action (44), Japanese (40), Thriller (38), Japan (26), 2000 (24), Murder (22), Survival (22), 2000s (21), Horror (21), Suicide (21), Drama (16), Island (16), Foreign (15), Asian (14), Kidnapping (13), Teen (12), (11), Blood (10), Friendship (10), Sea (8)
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"At number one is the most comparable selection on our list. “Battle Royale” takes everything you love about “The Hunger Games” and kicks it up a notch: It’s violent, full of subtext and controversial as hell. This Japanese film focuses on the decision by that country’s government to teach their rebellious youth population a lesson. They do this by randomly placing 42 teenagers on an isolated island where they’re forced to outlast each other. The teens are also equipped with a bag "


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"05.03. Blu-ray, 1st viewing DIRECTED BY Kinji Fukasaku I expected something a bit more originally insane but not every film is Love Exposure. In the end, Battle Royale is a pretty well-done, well-paced and most importantly entertaining action movie that has an interesting concept and Takeshi Kitano eating cookies and ice cream. It's god-awfully cheesy at times and the ending is terrible but at least the 2 hours fly by pretty quickly. "


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"Re-watch - Oct. 16th So last year I watched the Special Edition of Battle Royale, and while I dug it for the most part I also had some issues with some scenes that felt unnecessary. Well this time around I watched the theatrical version which lacked most of the scenes I found problematic before. And so you'd think maybe my rating would be bumped up from an 8/10, but you'd be wrong. The trouble is that due to the large number of characters it's difficult to get much development with them & thus "


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