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Deadball -- Baseball prodigy Jubeh Yakyu (Tak Sakaguchi) is the most feared and dangerous juvenile delinquent in all of Japan. After accidentally causing the death of his father with a super-powered fireball pitch, Jubeh swore off baseball, but his life of crime leaves him in the Pterodactyl Juvenile Reformatory, at the mercy of Headmistress Ishihara, the granddaughter of a World War II Nazi collaborator, and her sadistic assistant, Ilsa.
Despite having sworn never to play baseball again, Jubeh is presented with an ultimatum: join the reformatory team, The Gauntlets, in the national tournament, or witness the death of his innocent cellmate.  Jubeh is now in a fight for his life against the sexy but deadly "psycho butcher girls" of the St. Black Dahlia High School.  These teams are literally playing for blood! A hilariously offensive, politically incorrect sports splatter comedy, DEADBALL is director Yudai Yamaguchi's follow-up to his earlier zombie baseball classic BATTLEFIELD BASEBALL, and once again features action star Tak Sakaguchi (VERSUS, BE A MAN! SAMURAI SCHOOL). A riotous, over-the-top epic of excess, DEADBALL is the movie for the psycho sports fan in all of us, and more fun than a prison cavity search!


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Yudai Yamaguchi (screenplay)
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Kai Atô
Mickey Curtis (as Mikkî Kâchisu)
Erina (as DizzyBusy)
Junichi Gamou (as Jun'ichi Gamô)

Masayoshi Haneda
Miho Harita
Mari Hoshino ... Suzuki Shinosuke / Four Eyes
Akio Iwahara
Takatsugu Iwama
Lina (as DizzyBusy)
Kazuto Nakamura

Miho Ninagawa ... Principal Ishihara
Jyonmyon Pe (as Jhonmyon Pe)
Suwaru Ryû
Akihiko Sai
Tak Sakaguchi ... Jûbei Yakyû (as Taku Sakaguchi)
Takamasa Suga
Takashi Sugiuchi
Ryô Takano
Hajime Taniguchi
Ryôsei Tayama
Keita Tokaji
Tomochan (as DizzyBusy)
Jun Tsuchiuchi
Kôichi Yamadera
Yu-ko (as DizzyBusy)
Daniel Zoehrer ... Nazi Chef

Directed by
Yudai Yamaguchi 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Keita Tokaji  screenplay
Yudai Yamaguchi  screenplay

Produced by
Yoshinori Chiba .... producer
Junji Hashimoto .... line producer
Akifumi Sugihara .... executive producer
Shin Torisawa .... producer
Original Music by
Nobuhiko Morino 
Cinematography by
Masakazu Oka 
Film Editing by
Zensuke Hori 
Production Design by
Nori Fukuda 
Costume Design by
Masae Miyamoto 
Makeup Department
Tomo Hyakutake .... special makeup effects artist
Taiga Ishino .... special makeup effects artist
Sayaka Morikawa .... special makeup effects assistant
Yoshihiro Nishimura .... special makeup effects artist
Yûta Okuyama .... special makeup effects artist
Kazuhide Shimohata .... special makeup effects assistant
Production Management
Manabu Shinoda .... post-production producer
Jun Takahashi .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Takashi Ochiai .... assistant director
Sound Department
Yoshifumi Kureishi .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Tomo Hyakutake .... moldmaker
Taiga Ishino .... moldmaker
Sayaka Morikawa .... assistant moldmaker
Yoshihiro Nishimura .... moldmaker
Yûta Okuyama .... moldmaker
Kazuhide Shimohata .... assistant moldmaker
Visual Effects by
Tsuyoshi Kazuno .... visual effects supervisor
Camera and Electrical Department
Norito Matsumoto .... gaffer
Other crew
Chad Mullane .... english translator
Yûji Shimomura .... action director
Marc Walkow .... overseas promotion

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Also Known As:
"Deddobôru" - Japan (original title)
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99 min


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Tighten up your grip and get ready for a game of Dead Ball, 1 April 2013
Author: rgblakey from United States

The Asian film market not only produces some of the most epic films in the industry, but also some of the strangest. The production king of low budget horror Sushi Typhoon has cornered the market with insane films like Yakuza Warrior and Mutant Girl Squad are at it again with their latest film Dead Ball bringing together two subjects that are synonymous with each other baseball and murder, right?

Dead Ball follows the most feared juvenile delinquent in Japan who is sentenced to the Pterodactyl Juvenile Reformatory run by an insane headmistress who is the granddaughter of a World War II collaborator. After accidentally killing his father with a super-powered fast pitch he vowed to never play again, but is forced into a game for his life on the prison team in order to save himself and his cellmate from certain death, but this game may be more deadly than they imagined. If you have ever seen any of these types of films you know what to expect, but if not be warned these films are over the top insane, ridiculous and the exact reason they work. The story here is silly, but at first does seem to trying to keep grounded at first for about a second, but after that first pitch you know the exact kind of film you are going to get. Much like all these films, as it moves forward it just continues to get more and more over the top, but actually doesn't go near as far as some of the previous films from Sushi Typhoon. This one is actually a lot tamer than most of the others, but make no mistake it does not disappoint. The only issue here is the use of the CG blood which is the norm, but for some reason it came off a bit more cheesy than usual, hence loses some of the fun at times.

Truth be told the only people watching these types of films are usually those that are already fans, so will no doubt love this one as well. It has all the gore, bizarre, goofy, violent fun that you want from this genre, but unlike some of the others this one leaves out much of the sexual aspects, with the exception of a couple of cavity search scenes you won't soon forget. In addition this release also features a spin off short film that adds to the overall fun taking a trip along with one of the more interesting characters.

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