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Parents Guide for
Battle Royale (2000) More at IMDbPro »Batoru rowaiaru (original title)

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Sex & Nudity

One character is mentioned being on her period, then she is accused of having sex with almost half of the boys in the school and her friend's boyfriend.

A male student tries to get another female student to have sex with him before they're killed. She blows him off by making crude jokes about his genitals. He threatens to kill her, then she says "If you're going to force yourself on me then do it. But I will keep resisting you." He never gets the chance as he is killed by her.

A paying-pedophile tries to rape a young girl, with her mother's consent. Subsequently, he is pushed down the stairs and his neck snaps...All at the hands of the young, would-be victim. (Director's cut)

Two male students are seen slain. When the camera zooms out, we see they are completely naked. A female student finishes dressing, then walks off. It is implied that she had sex with them before she killed them. Genitals of one of the dead male students can briefly be seen.

Many students admit they are in love with other students as the film goes on.

4/10

Violence & Gore

In the beginning, Nanahara's father hangs himself (we only see his hanging corpse).

Kitano is stabbed in the back by Nobu. We see some blood on the blade and the back of his jacket.

Several students are seen unconscious on the bus, one is seen awake. He turns around and gets knocked out by someone.

Kitano lifts a sheet to reveal a teacher's corpse all bloody and the eye is missing.

Kitano throws a knife at the forehead of a student for "whispering". Students are seen freaking out and soldiers are seen firing their machine guns to get them to stop in which turn a girl is shot in the arm and a boy is punched in the face and slashed across the back:

It is revealed that the students are wearing necklaces that can be activated to explode if they misbehave. One student's necklace is activated, and he is seen freaking out and it explodes, causing his throat to burst open and blood spraying out of it Kill Bill-style.

A girl is shown with an arrow through her neck. Another one is shot through her leg.

A boy is shot in the chest with an arrow 5 people tease a man who gets a fan as a weapon. He manages to snatch an UZI from them and kill them all. One person begs for mercy, but he shoots her.

2 people jump to their deaths off a cliff (we only see them jump, we don't see them fall and hit the rocks).

2 teenage girls are mercilessly shot, we see blood spray out and stained on their shirts.

A girl has her throat slashed open with a sickle and blood sprays out uncontrollably.

2 girls get in an argument, one tases one person and the same person shoots the other.

A boy is shot in the arm with a shotgun. He tries to shoot at the assailant but is shot in the side of his stomach.

A man is stabbed in the head with a hand-held axe. A loud crunch is heard and LOTS of blood is shown potruding down his head.

A girl is sliced across the face with an arrow

A man is castrated with a large jackknife, we see his crotch area stained with blood. He is than stabbed in the chest with blood oozing out.

A young woman is shot repeatedly with a pistol and large wounds form arouund her body. She soon dies in front of her best friend. Very upsetting scene.

A flashback shows dozens of dead bodies covered in blood and gore

A man has a flashback to when he had previously played the game, his partner is seen dying slowly and painfully. She shoots him and then he recoils by shooting her in the neck, killing her.

A bloody handprint is shown

A man chops another man's head off and sticks a grenade in his mouth (the head explodes)

Nanahara is seen jumping into water, breaking his arm (this is revealed in the next scene). He misses bullets shot from an UZI.

Flashback shows 2 naked male corpses, who's chests, legs, and arms are slashed open and covered in LOTS of blood.

Flashback shows 2 dead girls. One is shown with a pickaxe lodged through her stomach with blood all around it and the other has a butcher knife stuck in her abdomen. Very bloody scene.

In a lighthouse, a girl is poisoned with KCN, she vomits blood and dies. This causes many girls to get into a huge fight, and they shoot each other. LOTS of blood is seen spraying out of the wounds. One girl is left alive, and she runs to the top of the lighthouse and commits suicide by jumping to her death (We only see her corpse).

A boy is shot repeteadly by a girl and blood sprays out amd he falls to the floor with many wounds covering his bloody body. After the girl who shot him is shot in the chest amd a hole forms in her chest.

A young girl throws a man who was trying to rape, her down the stairs, snapping his neck. (directors cut only)

A woman is shot repeatedly by an UZI and blood is shown spraying and a large wound is shown on the side of her abdomen.The woman grabs a tazer, and he gets zapped. Then she grabs her sickle and slashes away and throws him on some type of wood and slashes his chest, however it's revealed he has a bulletproof vest. She tries tazing him but he kicks her and she falls. Then he grabs his gun, and shoots her, causing blood to flow and spray. Finally, she falls down dead and a large wound is shown on her chest/stomach and abdomen with blood covering her body and making the water turn blood-red. Very violent and upsetting scene.

A man is shot repeatedly in the stomach and many holes are shown with blood spraying out.

A man is shot repeatedly with holes forming in his throat, arms and chest/stomach.

Another man is shot repeatedly and blood oozes out of his head, throat, stomach, and arms. He hits a truck filled with explosives and it explodes, killing him and injuring his killer.

A man is shown with blood flowing out of his eyes.

Kiriyama gets into a fight with Kawada, and Kawada grabs his shotgun and shoots at his leg and than his face, blowing it up. (blood is seen spraying).

Kawada tricks Kitano into thinking that he has shot Nanahara and Noriko dead though the mics of their necklaces.

Kitano is shot to death by Nanahara with an UZI. Bloody holes fill up his chest and arms with blood oozing out of the wounds. We think he is dead, but he gets up and talks on the phone to his daughter. He yells at the phone and shoots it. Then, He proceeds to eat a cookie, and then falls back and dies.

Kawada is seen slowly dying on a boat from the bullet wounds inflected by Kiriyama.


10/10 EXTREMELY graphic, violent and brutal throughout the whole film

Profanity

Words like f*ck, crap, sh*t, bitch, bastard and asshole/ass are constantly used. The word f*cking is also used in a sexual form at one point.

Name calling is also used (pimp, idiot, stupid, dumb, flacid, etc...)

8/10

A young character (16-17) smokes throughout.

2 young characters drink alcohol. One is 16 and the other 15.

Painkillers are mentioned.

5/10

10/10

"Battle Royale" is a very violent film with adult themes. It contains scenes of high violence, which sometimes touches the splatter. But we must also say that it is a film that is very grotesque, so it depends on the viewer to viewer.

Not recommended for young viewers as themes of the film are death, kids murdering each other, survival, love, insanity, betrayal, rape, molestation, young children murdering, etc.

Suggested MPAA Rating (theatrical version) Rated R for strong brutal bloody violence, language, sexual refrences, brief graphic nudity, drig and alcohol use and terror

Unrated Director's Cut: Rated NC-17 for perasive scenes and sequences of strong sadistic brutal graphic bloody violence, gore, disturbing and sadistic images, intense sequences of terror and peril, strong language, sexuality including brief nudity, underage drinking/smoking and an attempted assault-all involving teenagers and children

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