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.
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 »
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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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 »
I just finished this film, being a huge fan of the first, and could not believe how amazing the sequel was. First and foremost, the storylines are very different from the first. Where the first almost had a dark comedy feel to it, the second is almost apocalyptic. Getting past the rather obvious verbal abuse on the US, you see that The Wild Seven (Nanahara's terrorist group) were just a bunch of scared and lonely kids who just wanted to belong somewhere. Nanahara Shuya really had a metamorphosis from the naive idealistic teen in BRI to a stoic leader in BRII. My only advise to future watchers, watch the first one, keep an open mind, and enjoy. *oh, and give the crazy pill-popping sensei a break, he comes through :-D
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