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(2000)

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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

When Chigusa attacks Niida, she stabs him in the back, they roll to the floor, and then he tries to run, but she grabs him and screams "Bastard!" However her mouth is shut.
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When Noriko tells Kawada that the food that he cooked was good, we hear him reply that his father was a cook even though at that moment his mouth doesn't move.
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When Noriko is on the bus with the others and is about to go give the cookies to Shuya & Nobu, she is pulled through the aisle by Negumi who yells to everyone in front of them to get out of the way but her mouth doesn't move.
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Boom mic visible 

When Kitano brings an umbrela to Noriko in the forest you can see the mic just above Noriko's left shoulder, it tries to hide itself with the actress's body but fails. You can easily identify it with the fur cover on it to cut down wind.
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Continuity 

When Kitano throws the knife and hits the first girl to die we see the knife land in the middle of her forehead, yet when he kneels down to retrieve the knife he pulls it out of her eye. (In later versions of the film this error was digitally fixed)
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When Yuka Nakagawa is poisoned, her face lands in the bowl of poisoned spaghetti. A little later as the girls begin shooting each other, her face is now out of the bowl, and on the table instead.
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Hirono's weapon changes from being a Browning High Power to an Colt .45 Model 1911 (just after she throws Mitsuko's weapon).
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Before Kawada reveals the picture of him and Keiko, we can see its outline from behind, and it shows a different couple.
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Fumiyo Fujiyoshi dies after Kitano throws a knife into her forehead. After Kitano later removes the knife, her forehead has mysteriously healed.
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After Chigusa stabs Niida repeatedly, she gets up and finds Mitsuko standing distantly behind her. In the same shot, Mitsuko smiles at Chigusa, but when the camera cuts to Mitsuko, she smiles again.
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When Shuya finds Utsumi, the position of her tie and the gun beside her briefly changes between shots.
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When Kitano kills Fumiyo Fujiyoshi by throwing a knife into her forehead the next scene depicts him pulling the knife out below her eye socket, not from her forehead where the initial wound impacted.
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Factual errors 

In the lighthouse, Yuko Sakaki accidentally poisons Yuka Nakagawa with powder from a bottle labeled "KCN" (potassium cyanide). About 10 seconds later, Yuka vomits blood (which suggests internal bleeding) and dies. Cyanide is actually a poison that shuts down the respiration in cells. Ingestion of more than 50mg of cyanide will result in rapid respirations, loss of consciousness, convulsions, gasping, and death due to cessation of respiration.
Bags that are given to students aren't big enough to fit some of the weapons (e.g. crossbow, sickle, etc).

Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

During the second day, the movie lists the time 0:00 PM, which is a time that neither makes sense nor does it exist. The school teacher then states "It's noon" and lists the danger zones "an hour from now at 1300". The time should have simply been stated as 1200, and if its military time it does not need to say AM or PM. However, in Japanese, time is usually counted from 0:00 to 11:59, with 0:00 PM being noon and 0:00 AM being midnight.
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Plot holes 

Given that the events in the beginning of the film shows the winning student from previous year with rather intense media coverage, the students in the competition depicted in the film should have been aware of the existence of the competition and what was at stake before it was explained to them.
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At the beginning of the movie, the class acts shocked to see Kitano greet them at the island. He says he is taking over the class. However at the end of the movie, you see a class photo with Kitano as their teacher.
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Revealing mistakes 

Utsumi is breathing when Shuya finds her body in the lighthouse.
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When characters stab or shoot each other through clothing, there are bloodstains but no holes where the bullets or knives go through.
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Continuity 

After Utsumi dies, her right leg is bent upwards and falls down onto her left leg. When Shuya finds her dead, both of her legs are straight.
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The moment Nobu's neck collar explodes there is a shot of him falling face first onto the class floor. In the background you can see Lieutenant Anjo standing upright near Kitano and not flinching. Afterwards Shuya kneels down and cries for him and you can see Anjo bent down and slowly stand up like he was defending himself from the explosion.
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