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It is a great concept and it is executed with a lot of that stylish Japanese slightly over the top acting and some moderate level gore. Definitely worth taking a look at.
What a rollercoaster of a ride! Have seen a few films by Beat Takeshi before, but this is in a league of its own. Recommend it to anyone bored with Hollywood rubbish!
A terrible film! Very much a "B" grade movie. I guess if you were into Japanese B-grade horror films it would be okay. Horrible plot... of kids trying to kill each other and flirting at the same time. There is no redeeming factor in this film.
COMPLETE UTTER GARBAGE! Appalling acting (mostly high pitched screaming and shouting), appalling script, quite bizarre and DEFINITELY not worth even a moment of anyone's time watching this tripe. Beggars... Read more belief how anyone could rate this more that one star, let alone 5. Leave this one languishing in the depths of Fatso's vault!
Terrible movie. People told me this was like Hunger Games so I should watch it, but I really couldn't stand it. Hard to believe it was made in 2000...
VERY AWESOME! I liked this, the second one is no good at all.
Battle Royal was I think and experiment and in some ways did come off but the plot was extremely adolescent and the translation even worse. I could not help feeling I was watching a computer game and... Read more that helped soften the heaps of blood and gore.
AS one of the chracters was slowly dying his off sider trying to console him said 'Don't die you are so cute.' Very comforting at that stage in his life to know that I thought lol
Loved this movie! Great idea for a movie. The translations were hilarious in part.
A thoughtful, allegorical, blacker-than-black comedy about change and generational conflict in Japan; where a spiralling-out-of-control and on-the-verge of-collapse economic and social order blames... Read more the young. Solution? A Lord Of The Flies-type contest, where a school class chosen at random is taken to an island for the "Battle Royale", a bloody survival game where the last one alive wins. Unlike "The Running Man" or "Series 7", this is not a reality show for the masses: instead, it serves the purpose of revenge for badly-treated authority figures of the previous generation. Beat Takeshi is oustanding as the bullied teacher turned Battle-master; and despite the grisly subject matter and graphic violence, this is a thought-provoking film addressing social change.
Yes this one goes off. Good effects though obviously on a low budget. No need to read the subtitiles the action explains all. These guys top the yanks when it comes to making sick movies. A must see for any avid head splattering fanatic.