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The Battle Royale Thread (may contain spoilers)
« on: April 16, 2006, 05:52:04 AM »
OK, I've had this film for a while, but never pushed myself to watch until last Friday..

And what can I say. It's Bloody brilliant, I can't believe I waited this long.

I just saw the sequel today, and that was alrite, ok, it wasn't, it was rather lame.

But the first movie, boy, if I see a better movie this year I'll kiss ya..

It is total edge of ur seat stuff, and I must say that Kiriyama character got a lot of style man..

overall, the film rocks..

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« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2006, 05:54:31 AM »
Watch Old Boy and tell me which one is better. I prefer Old Boy, that final nut wrenching twist was funny.

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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2006, 07:40:29 AM »
Quote from: Impression151
Watch Old Boy and tell me which one is better. I prefer Old Boy, that final nut wrenching twist was funny.

que what? :?  

How do you get from Battle Royale to Oldboy?

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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2006, 09:25:33 AM »
Hey! It's a Japanese movie. Let's move this to DOMO. :D

I loved Kou Shibasaki and Chiaki Kuriyama in it!!



But haven't seen the sequel yet...dunno if they needed one. :P

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« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2006, 09:35:55 AM »
the sequel seriously sucked. Saving Private Ryan ripoff LOL

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« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2006, 09:49:34 AM »
I love Battle Royale!! I rarely watch movies more than once, but I've watched BR maybe 5 times. The whole psychological play with 15-year-olds' minds is fascinating. My favourite character is Mitsuko because she's a perfect villain, hot and dangerous yet also has a past that explains her actions and that's why you feel a bit of sympathy for her. (Kou Shibasaki :heart: x10000)

I do realize it's not the best movie ever made, but to me it's a movie I can come back to over and over again. I get a bit bored with the two main characters though, they're such whiny emo bitches. :lol:

The sequel was so different from the original BR movie I think it suffered more from the association than benefitted from it o_o For me what sucked the most was that I never even had a chance to connect with the characters. So when they died I  never felt sorry for them. The teacher was just ridiculous, too. And I don't like war movies in general. So yeah, all kinds of sucky for me :/
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« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2006, 10:14:14 AM »
read the manga.  it has back stories for every students that get killed.

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« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2006, 10:44:47 AM »
I don't read manga, ever :P

But I read the book~
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« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2006, 11:29:04 AM »
BR is prolly one of my favorite movies, and DEFINETLY one of my favorite books. and those who haven't read the book, seriously go pick it up. cus if you like the movie, youlll absofuckenlutely love the book, its like 100000 times better! deals with shogo and kiriyama so much better.

the sequel to BR is meh. it has its moments, but for the most part is pretty not that good lol. having the teams makes the movie move so much faster, you dont get to know any of the chars so you dont even really care when the die. they also tried to do a few things with some of the chars that just didnt work cus they didnt develop it enough. like the guy who's sister is part of Wild7, that wouldve been a really good development, but they didnt do anything with it until the very end. if they had strengthened the character relationships and played up individuals more, it couldve saved the movie from its less than stellar plot.

to recap, BR book> BR > BRII; but check out all three!

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« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2006, 12:01:56 PM »
even though br is so old i still love it and watch it once in a while. but i still remember how it blew me away when i first watched it.

really disappointed with part 2. it was just bad as a movie. didn't deserve to carry the br name. i can still remember the stupid moments.. teacher playing rugby, everyone dropping their guns in the middle of a war to talk to their dying comrades for five minutes everytime someone gets shot.. bahh.. heard the original director died and his son took over the helm. i wonder how the movie would've turned out if he were able to continue to the end..

if you haven't seen it you're not missing anything..

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« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2006, 03:04:43 AM »
Now I remember. Maeda Ai + Maeda Aki are the stars of the Battle Royale movies. No wonder there was this big torrent of their PBs on bunko a while back. Here they are through the years, NS EYES style.

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« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2006, 04:10:07 AM »
I'm probably one of the few people that hasn't seen this film >.<

It's not for lack of wanting though XD

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« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2006, 04:16:53 AM »
New Line bought the rights for Battle Royale to make an american remake....greeat....a bunch of crappy tween american actors. oh and I love this movie even though noriko was a freaking waste in it.

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« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2006, 04:26:14 AM »
Oh god...

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« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2006, 05:16:01 AM »
YEP its true http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117944872?categoryid=13&cs=1 but maybe if were lucky will see talented teenaged actors like Lindsay Lohan or hilary Duff or some random disney kids.

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« Reply #15 on: June 28, 2006, 08:39:37 AM »
The Manga was written by the Author of the novel so It has street cred!  In the foreward or endnotes of the Manga, the author states that after finishing the book, the manga would provide more insight into the characters, which it does.  The sequel wasn't that good.

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« Reply #16 on: June 28, 2006, 10:30:22 AM »
american. remake?

OHNO!! OHHNNNOOO!!!

well, it might be cool to see random whack american tweeny-boppers get their heads split open :twisted:

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« Reply #17 on: July 11, 2006, 08:07:35 PM »
haven't seen the manga, but would love to buy the book. It's at my local Hasting's and it's 25 bucks

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« Reply #18 on: October 12, 2006, 06:53:02 AM »
Are you kidding? The remake would utterly kill the movie. (However, seeing Lohan or Duff get their heads split open isn't a bad idea...)


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« Reply #19 on: October 12, 2006, 11:05:00 AM »
loved the first movie! i've watched it at least 3 times! can't say much about the sequel...at all! haha..i've read a couple of volumes of the manga..very insightful as it has a lot more info than u can't compile in a movie version that's no more than 2 hours. never read the book although i see it at borders book store. hmmm..as for an american remake...i wonder who they'll actually put in it as the stars. i wonder if it'll be good? hmmm..either way battle royale kicks butt and it was an awesome film!

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