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Not Yet Rated| 2 hr. 2 min.

Plot Summary
42 9th graders are sent to a deserted island. They are given a map, food, and various weapons. An explosive collar is fitted around their neck. If they break a rule, the collar explodes. Their mission: kill each other and be the last one standing. The last survivor is allowed to leave the island. If there is more than one survivor, the collars explode and kill them all.

Cast: Tatsuya Fujiwara , Aki Maeda , Taro Yamamoto , Masanobu Andô , Kou Shibasaki , Chiaki Kuriyama , Bîto Takeshi ,

Director: Kinji Fukasaku

Genres: Thriller

Battle Royale (2001)

Release Date: May 1st, 2001|2 hr. 2 min.

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fan reviews ( 1 )
  • Bloodhounds will lick their lips experiencing the re-launch of Kinji Fukasaku's trendsetting Battle Royale (2000) with 3D effects, which basically make the splatter scenes gorier and stickier. show more

  • This one's a thoroughly campy exercise in teen melodrama and Grand Guignol gore (how gory? it's one of Quentin Tarantino's favorite movies), the other (The Hunger Games) a straight-faced action picture. show more

  • Maybe Battle Royale's ultimate punchline is its inexplicable ability to fool some people into taking it seriously. show more

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With 'The Hunger Games' becoming a hot topic not only in the world of literature, but film as well, all sorts of articles are popping up on sites everywhere. There are ones reporting that Gary...

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