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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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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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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Screwball., 22 January 2012
Author: BA_Harrison from Hampshire, England

As a young lad, baseball player Jûbei tragically realises the destructive force of his powerful pitching arm when he accidentally cracks open his father's head with the ball during practise. Years later, Jûbei (Tak Sakaguchi), now a crime-fighting vigilante, is placed in a correctional institution for violent juveniles run by a Nazi headmistress, who convinces the young man to join the prison baseball team, while conveniently neglecting to mention that the next game will be played to the death against the evil Saint Black Dahlias (a baseball team consisting solely of unfeasibly sexy but extremely brutal young Japanese high-school girls in almost non-existent outfits).

For many years, the Japanese have been at the forefront of demented movie-making, but in the past decade or so, their 'anything goes' approach seems to have attained new levels of insanity. Deadball, for example, is a micro-budgeted comedy/horror that purposely defies all logic and sense of realism from start to finish in order to cram in as much deranged splat-stick nonsense as possible, including such mind-boggling strangeness as elbow-deep rectal cavity searches, Loony Tunes-style cartoon violence, vomit eating, a pair of cute Idol singers named Poo-poo, the rough removal of one poor guy's testicles, Jûbei thrusting his hand so far inside a villain's head that his fingers emerge from the nostrils and poke out the eyes (!!!), and an armoured steam-punk Nazi cyborg wearing a metal skirt that reveals his skinny human legs.

Some of this craziness works (the film gets more and more bonkers as it progresses, so hang in there for the best bits), much of it fails dismally (sometimes due to budgetary limitations that results in a lot of poorly executed CGI, but often 'cos it was simply a crap idea in the first place). Either way, though, it's hard not to admire the imagination involved and the film-makers' gleefully manic approach.

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