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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)
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Kazumi Fukuda
Munetaka Aoki ...
Jun Nanami
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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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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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Osamu Kasai: Kyoko! I was always in love with you!
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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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Bloody mess!
30 January 2005 | by (the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls) – See all my reviews

Bad sequels are especially painful when their predecessors were brilliant and mesmerizing films. Like in the case of "Battle Royale", which was the most controversial shocker in years and probably the only film of the recent Asia-mania that was worth the hype it caused. BR featured a simply absurd story and exploitative violence, yet it worked. The sequel, for some reason, wants to be more ambitious and turns the premise into a gigantic anti-war campaign. Sole survivor Shuya Nanahara of part one has become a feared terrorized who declared war to all adults but, instead of responding, the government sends a fresh shipment of adolescents with death-collars over to the hideout island of Shuya in order to annihilate him. The only really good sequences are almost exact copies of situations that already took place in part one (a giant amount of nasty collar-explosions) but the shock-effect is gone. I normally have sympathy for filmmakers that try something new instead of re-telling the original but in this case the director should have optioned for a screenplay that harped more on the same successful idea. Something's also pretty wrong with the regularity and structure of this film. The first 45 minutes are stuffed with hard-boiled action, featuring for example a Saving Private Ryan-like coast-storming. But then the boredom kicks in and the story begins to live up to its extra title: "Requiem". Endlessly irritating friendship speeches, tedious morality and unnecessary flashbacks completely ruin the tempo of the film and you literally have to struggle yourself through every remaining minute that's left. 134 minutes is way too long for a film like this, by the way. The whole BR2 project is an incompetent mess and not at all recommended. It's too idiotic too pass for a war epic and far too moralizing to become a controversial cult flick.


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