Battle Royale (2000)

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In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act.

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  • Ko Shibasaki in Battle Royale (2000)
  • Chiaki Kuriyama and Hirohito Honda in Battle Royale (2000)
  • Masanobu Andô in Battle Royale (2000)
  • Tatsuya Fujiwara and Aki Maeda in Battle Royale (2000)
  • Takeshi Kitano in Battle Royale (2000)
  • Takeshi Kitano in Battle Royale (2000)

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Cast & Crew

Top Billed Cast



Director:

Kinji Fukasaku

Writers:

Koushun Takami (novel), Kenta Fukasaku (screenplay)

Did You Know?

Trivia

One of Quentin Tarantino's favorite movies.


Quotes

Reporter: This year Zentsuji Middle School number 4's Class E was chosen from among 43,000 Ninth grade classes. This year's game, said to be more blistering than the last - - Oh look there! There she is! The winner's a girl! Surviving a fierce battle that ...


Goofs

Bags that are given to students aren't big enough to fit some of the weapons (e.g. crossbow, sickle, etc).


Crazy Credits

As the credits roll, a class picture is displayed, showing all of the students that have been killed in the Battle Royale, including the two transfer students.


Alternate Versions

The Special Version includes the following:

  • Redone opening titles
  • Redone sound effects
  • Added CGI blood to make the shootouts more graphic Also, many shots were added, deleted, reedited, and extended for pacing and clarity purposes, including the following:
  • A longer basketball sequence
  • Added reaction shots of the kids in the classroom to Kitano's "Do you know this law" question, and after Kuninobu's death.
  • A flashback shot of Mizuho and Inada and Kaori Minami to remind us of who they were when we see their bodies.
  • Closer shots of Takiguchi and Hatagami's corpses
  • An additional shot of Nanahara weeping at the top of the lighthouse
  • Additional shots of postcards from Mimura's uncle
  • Kitano shutting down power to the computers and ordering the soldiers to reboot after the Third Man attack
  • A scene with Mitsuko as a 9-year-old coming home to find a pedophile in her house.
  • An additional shot of Mimura triggering the explosives on the truck
  • Requiems that show the real flashbacks, and we hear the dialog during Noriko's dream.


Soundtracks

Dies Irae
from his Requiem Mass
Giuseppe Verdi

Storyline

Plot Summary


Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Genres

Adventure | Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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