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Deadball (2011) More at IMDbPro »Deddobôru (original title)

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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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  (in credits order)

Tak Sakaguchi ... Jûbei Yakyû (as Taku Sakaguchi)
Mari Hoshino ... Suzuki Shinosuke / Four Eyes

Miho Ninagawa ... Principal Ishihara
Takamasa Suga ... Musashi
Jyonmyon Pe ... Eyeball (as Jhonmyon Pe)
Miho Harita ... Ilsa Zwei
Mickey Curtis ... Father (as Mikkî Kâchisu)
Kôichi Yamadera ... Baseball Announcer
Ryôsei Tayama ... Warden Mifune (as Ryusei Tayama)
Kai Atô
Erina ... St. Black Dahlia Baseball Player (as DizzyBusy)
Lina ... St. Black Dahlia Baseball Player (as DizzyBusy)
Yu-ko ... St. Black Dahlia Baseball Player (as DizzyBusy)
Tomochan ... St. Black Dahlia Baseball Player (as DizzyBusy)

rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Junichi Gamou (as Jun'ichi Gamô)

Masayoshi Haneda
Akio Iwahara
Takatsugu Iwama
Tsukasa Kuroiwa
Kazuto Nakamura
Suwaru Ryû
Akihiko Sai
Takashi Sugiuchi
Ryô Takano
Hajime Taniguchi
Keita Tokaji
Jun Tsuchiuchi
Daniel Zoehrer ... Nazi Chief (uncredited)

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
Andrew P. Kirkham .... dvd & bluray extras subtitles: english
Andrew P. Kirkham .... dvd & bluray producer [gb] [aus]
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

Did You Know?

Jubeh, the hero, notes the resemblance of Headmistress Ishihara's butler to the singer Klaus Nomi. In fact, the character is made up with Nomi's trademark widow's peak, bee-stung lips and white face make-up. Jubeh adds that he admires the butler's musical talent.See more »
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1 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Could have been very cool but failed, 6 August 2013
Author: robfather_87 from Norway

This is one of my hardest reviews so far in a way this movie is cool or the ideas are cool but everything is done bad. I like these kind of hilarious Asian movies that does everything crazy in them but this one failed in many ways. It is about a guy who have killed with his baseball killing move and will not do this move ever again. He is sent to prison for his actions and is forced to play on a baseball team of inmates. They have to play against another prison team of all female inmates. It is a game of bloody death. I would not call this a horror movie actually. It is just a comedy gore fest.

I never like CGI in modern movies it's becoming very bad cinema for in my opinion but on these kind of Asian movies it is just cool sometimes. In this movie it did not work at all. It is a shame they did not focus more on the other inmates personalities because that would have made this movie very cool. They have hilarious personalities but you never get to know any of them. The acting is over the top bad but I don't think anyone who ever want to watch this and hoping for good acting or good story.

As I said I like these kind of movies from Asia with gore and liters of blood in them but usually they are interesting to watch but this did nothing to get me interested or having much fun. Some scenes are very funny in a silly way though. Like one with a guy getting the baseball in his eye and it is stuck there for the rest of the movie. If this is the first movie you want to see from this kind of genre stay away I would recommend many others to begin with. Like Tokyo gore police (2008) starring the girl from Audition, Or maybe it is best to start with the legendary Battle Royal movie. This movie is in my opinion not worth watching but I guess if you seek these kind of movies like me I watch everything that looks interesting and a bit out of the normal cinema joy, you may like this one.

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