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Battle Royale

Posted by the editors on Thursday, 10 March 2011

Battle Royale poster

Battle Royale (2000) (DVD) directed by Kinji Fukasaku with Tatsuya Fujiwara, Aki Maeda, Taro Yamamoto, Takeshi Kitano and others.  This alternative-future Japanese violent action/horror film, Kinji Fukasaku’s last complete film, based on Koushun Takami’s 1999 novel of the same name, stirred significant controversy even prior to its release, with the Japanese legislature calling it harmful to teenagers.  Its near manga-style acting may not be to everyone’s liking, but Quentin Tarantino called it, in 2009, his favorite film released since he began directing in 1992. (!!) (PR)

We recommend that you buy your DVDs.  Have a wonderful personal film library..

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6 Responses to “Battle Royale”

  1. […] Battle Royale […]

  2. […] Battle Royale […]

  3. […] See our other posts on the films directed and/or starring Takeshi Kitano: Sonatine, Boiling Point and Battle Royale […]

  4. […] Kitano, : Street Mobster, Graveyard of Honor, Blackmail is My Life, Sympathy for the Underdog, and Battle Royale, directed by Kinji Fukasaku starring Takeshi […]

  5. […] See our previous posts on the excellent films by and/or with Takeshi Kitano:  Sonatine, Fireworks (Hana-Bi), Boiling Point (Jugatsu), Zatoichi, and Battle Royale. […]

  6. […] See our posts on other films by and/or starring Takeshi Kitano: his latest film Outrage – Way of the Yakuza, Violent Cop, the excellent Fireworks (Hana-Bi), Boiling Point (Jugatsu), the superb Sonatine, Zatoichi and Battle Royale. […]

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