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Battle Royale II (2003)
"Batoru rowaiaru II: Chinkonka" (original title)

 -  Action | Drama | Sci-Fi  -  5 July 2003 (Japan)
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Three years after the failure of the last BR program, a second act is forged and a class of students are sent to an island with one objective: kill international terrorist Shuya Nanahara.

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Credited cast:
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Ai Maeda ...
Shûgo Oshinari ...
Takuma Aoi
Ayana Sakai ...
Nao Asakura
Haruka Suenaga ...
Haruka Kuze
Yûma Ishigaki ...
Mitsugu Sakai
Miyuki Kanbe ...
Kyoko Kakei
Masaya Kikawada ...
Shintaro Makimura
Yôko Maki ...
Maki Souda
Yuki Ito ...
Ryo Kurosawa
Natsuki Katô ...
Saki Sakurai
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Riki Takeuchi ...
Riki Takeuchi (Sensei)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aja ...
Kazumi Fukuda
Munetaka Aoki ...
Jun Nanami
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Storyline

Three years after the events in "Battle Royale," Shuya Nanahara (Tatsuya Fujiwara)is a well-known terrorist bent on bringing down the government. In response, they order the creation of the "Battle Royale 2" program, and send a class of junior-high students to catch and kill him. Written by Jacquie Allen <madameoneesanbr@darksites.com>

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$255,504 (Hong Kong) (15 August 2003)

Gross:

$404,862 (Hong Kong) (22 August 2003)
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After director Kinji Fukasaku's death during filming, the production continued with his son Kenta Fukasaku as the new director. See more »

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The cameraman's shadow can be seen in one of the flashback shots of the children. See more »

Quotes

Shiori Kitano: [struggling in her dying breath] Can I ask you something? That girl in the painting, Nakagawa Noriko, what's she like?
Shuya Nanahara: Who are you?
Shiori Kitano: Kitano Shiori. You killed my father, Kitano.
Shuya Nanahara: Noriko always... looks you straight in the eye and smiles openly.
Kitano: [Kitano's painting of Noriko shows up. Back to Kitano's pointing finger to his head] Listen, if you hate someone, you have to be prepared for the consequences.
Shiori Kitano: I'm sorry... I never... once... called you, my own father, "Dad."
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Crazy Credits

Towards the end of the credits a flag is shown, followed by black and white stills from the action sequences in the movie and then a black and white photo of the whole class that participated in the BR2 act, then another BW still of Nanahara and his comrades, and lastly a BW shot of director Kinji Fukasaku. See more »

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References Apocalypse Now (1979) See more »

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Insufferable mess
21 February 2004 | by (Mountains of Madness) – See all my reviews

It pains me to say that I "suffered" through BATTLE ROYALE 2, the sequel to one of my favorite films of all times.

What's missing from BR2 is Kinji Fukusaku, the legendary action director who helmed the first film and died one day of shooting into this. His son Kenta replaced him.

Everything that made BR1 so amazing is botched badly here. Kenta Fukusaku fails to keep forty-one characters spinning. He fails to bring power and aesthetic catharsis to the film's violence. He fails to marry social commentary to strong exploitation elements.

The first film is referenced plot-wise and musically. The BR rules are altered slightly. Danger Zones still exist. The corpses are counted on screen.

But it's boring. Yes, BR2 is a crashing bore. The SAVING PRIVATE RYAN sequence demonstrates its paucity of ideas. The special effects are cheesy and obvious and the film's efforts to wring emotions out of one-dimensional relationships are pathetic.

I had high hopes. After one hour I just wanted it to end.

Never underestimate the importance of a good director or the genius required to deliver a masterpiece.


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