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Battle Royale

The Japanese government introduces a system whereby randomly chosen schoolchildren are taken to an island and forced to fight each other to the death.

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Departing from two decades' worth of domestic and personal dramas and returning to his roots as Japan's maestro of mayhem, Kinji Fukasaku has delivered a brutal punch to the collective solar plexus with one of his most outrageous and timely films.

A long-unavailable underground hit that anticipated "The Hunger Games" novels by eight years, veteran director Fukasaku's epically violent, still-controversial and deeply influential genre masterpiece takes place in a dystopian alternate universe. In the near future, the economy has collapsed, unemployment has soared and juvenile crime has exploded. Fearful of its nation's youth, the Japanese government passes The BR Law: Each year, a 9th grade class is sent to a remote island where they will be locked into exploding neck collars, given a random weapon, and forced to hunt and kill each other until there is only one survivor left. --Anchor Bay

Director
Kinji Fukasaku
Cast
Tatsuya FujiwaraAki MaedaTarô YamamotoTakeshi KitanoChiaki KuriyamaSôsuke TakaokaTakashi TsukamotoYukihiro KotaniMasanobu AndôKo Shibasaki
Genres
Action & Adventure, Cult Movies, Foreign, Asian Action Movies, Action Thrillers, Foreign Action & Adventure, Japanese Movies
Country
Japan
Language
Japanese
Available
Oct 10 2017
Best Film
Blue Ribbon Awards

Departing from two decades' worth of domestic and personal dramas and returning to his roots as Japan's maestro of mayhem, Kinji Fukasaku has delivered a brutal punch to the collective solar plexus with one of his most outrageous and timely films.