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.
Battle Royale is above all a high-concept, action black comedy. Beat Takeshi’s performance as Teacher Kitano is one for the record books…Hollywood Jesus
This is a heart-stopping action film, teaching us the worthy lessons of discipline, teamwork, and determination, but wrapping them up in a deliberately provocative, shockingly violent package.BBC.com
|Directed By||Kinji Fukasaku|
|Starring||Tatsuya Fujiwara, Aki Maeda, Tarô Yamamoto|
|Language||Japanese With English Subtitles|