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Yudai Yamaguchi (screenplay)
Isao Kiriyama (screenplay)
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10 September 2004 (South Korea) See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Tak Sakaguchi ... Yakyû Jubei
Atsushi Itô ... Megane
Hideo Sakaki ... Hôichi
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shôichirô Masumoto ... Umpire
Akiko Mishiro
Alex Revan ... Blaster
Kanae Uotani ... Young mother

Directed by
Yudai Yamaguchi 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Isao Kiriyama  screenplay
Gatarô Man  comic
Ryuichi Takatsu  writer
Yudai Yamaguchi  screenplay

Produced by
Yoshinori Chiba .... executive producer: Media Suits
Itaru Fujimoto .... executive producer: KlockWorx
Ryûhei Kitamura .... producer
Hidemi Satani .... planner
 
Original Music by
Daisuke Yano 
 
Film Editing by
Shûichi Kakesu 
 
Makeup Department
Susumu Nakatani .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Carl Shimkin .... production manager
 
Stunts
Gô Ohara .... stunts
Hiroyuki Yoshida .... utility stunts
 

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Also Known As:
"Jigoku Kôshien" - Japan (original title)
"Battlefield Stadium" - International (English title)
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Japan:87 min
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4 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Arguably a mixed bag, but likely to develop a sizable cult following, 25 August 2004
Author: Brian Thibodeau from Sarnia, Ontario

BATTLEFIELD BASEBALL (2004) This low-budget baseball zombie comedy is arguably a mixed bag, but one likely to develop a sizable cult following. While it successfully pokes fun at the cliches inherent in most sports movies, particularly those `moments' where people spontaneously applaud the main characters actions (similarly mocked in NOT ANOTHER TEEN MOVIE), it doesn't deliver on the action and gore quotient promised by the concept. And yet, as a budget-conscious live-action adaptation of a Shonen Jump manga, it plants tongue hard in cheek and certainly feels faithful to the source material, never for a minute taking itself seriously and gleefully indulging in the most eye-rollingly obvious visual gags. Desperate to make it to the big leagues, the Seido High School baseball team must face their much more successful rivals at Gedo High, a team made up entirely of well-armed zombies. Their ace in the hole may well be transfer student `Jubeh The Baseball' (Tak Sakaguchi), who's signature fastball killed his own father, a tragedy which prevents him from helping the team. Directed by the writer of VERSUS (Yudai Yamiguchi), produced by that film's director (Ryuhei Kitamura) and starring that film's lead (Tak Sakaguchi), BATTLEFIELD shares that film's low-budget ingenuity, but wisely knows when to take up stakes and call it a day around the 90 minute mark. The Japanese R2 DVD has English subs and includes a hilariously inventive short film called Ramen Baka Ichidai, about a kid who hunts down the perfect Ramen noodles for his dying grandfather. Primo stuff.

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