Movies Battle Royal

Discussion in 'Movies & TV' started by kajin_phoenixlord, Apr 28, 2006.

  1. I had to mention this movie here. Now for those that are familiar with Japanese Cinema, this movie is really one that will stay in your head just by the concept alone. So for those who don't know anything about this movie here's the rundown of it:

    At the dawn of the new millennium, Japan is in a state of near-collapse. Unemployment is at an all-time high, and violence amongst the nations youth is spiralling out of control. With school children boycotting their lessons and physically abusing their teachers, a beleaguered and near-defeated government decides to introduce a radical new measure: the Battle Royale Act Overseen by their former teacher and requiring that a randomly chosen school class be taken to a deserted island and forced to fight each other to the death, the Act dictates that only one pupil be allowed to survive the punishment. He or she will return, not as the victor, but as the ultimate proof of the lengths to which the government are prepared to go to curb the tide of juvenile disobedience. In other words... Ninth grade students are taken to a small isolated island with a map, food and various arms. They have to fight each other three days long until the last one remains and are forced to wear a special collar which will explode when they break a rule.

    Now, if that doesn't make for a good movie I don't know what does.
     

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