A handful of mysterious Japanese women take part in a deranged web show that makes them strip off their clothes when they lose a round of Mahjong. When there is nothing left to hide, ... See full summary »
Young Tokiko works at a geisha house as a maid, waiting for her maiko practice (apprenticeship of geisha) to begin. The movie depicts detailed lifestyle of geishas at that time, showing their rules, loves, beauties and humanities.
A military-engineered virus, released during a plane crash, kills the entire human population. The only survivors are scientists in Antarctica, who desperately try to find a cure and save ... See full summary »
Recruited by a clandestine police organization, "K" must stop a plot by student radicals to create anarchy in Japan. Armed with a hi-tech steel yo-yo, and a new name (Asamiya Saki), she ... See full summary »
As sadomasochistic yakuza enforcer Kakihara searches for his missing boss he comes across Ichi, a repressed and psychotic killer who may be able to inflict levels of pain that Kakihara has only dreamed of.
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
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The name of the terrorist group, "Wild Seven", is Nanaharras nickname in the original novel. It is also the name of the brand of cigarettes that Kawada smokes in the novel, a nameplay of "Mild Seven". See more »
The cameraman's shadow can be seen in one of the flashback shots of the children. See more »
[struggling in her dying breath]
Can I ask you something? That girl in the painting, Nakagawa Noriko, what's she like?
Who are you?
Kitano Shiori. You killed my father, Kitano.
Noriko always... looks you straight in the eye and smiles openly.
[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.
I'm sorry... I never... once... called you, my own father, "Dad."
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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 »
Battle Royale 1 was quite violent and controversial, but the sequel sure ups the ante on both accounts.
Definitely was an interesting movie experience.
Battle Royale 1 was quite violent and controversial, but the sequel sure ups the ante on both accounts. Also,whatever comedy BR1 occasionally had, is nowhere to be seen here.
It's also very easy to see why this movie is, mildly put, disliked in the US... it definitely points several middle fingers in their general direction. While a lot of it might be there just for provocation, there are moments where the semi-philosophical parts actually hit home quite well. Besides being a continuation to BR1, it is actually a movie about freedom... how well it succeeds in that, depends pretty much on the viewer.
I guess my own favourite quote would be : "Blowing a couple of guys away won't change a thing in this country... But I don't know any other way. " ... which is more or less a definition of terrorism these days.
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