Aging Kamata movie star "Gin-chan" Ginshiro (Morio Kazama) is filming a story about Samurai in Imperial Japan at the start of the Meiji. Also appearing in the movie, as his antagonist, is ... See full synopsis »
When Tamiya Iyemon joins the Asano Clan, he brings with him a legacy of death. Aside from Horibe Yasubei, he is the only one with fighting experience and could help the group carrying out their long-awaited vendetta against Lord Kira.
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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Never received a theatrical release in the United States, most likely because of issues involving the American distribution of Battle Royale (2000). For nine years after its Japanese premiere, the film was only available in the United States through bootleg and "region-free" international copies. American film distributor Anchor Bay Entertainment eventually picked up the licensing rights to both films and on March 20, 2012, released them on DVD and Blu-ray. Battle Royale II: Requiem (2003) is only available as part of the 4 disc "Complete Collection" in its theatrical cut. The Director's Cut has never officially been released. See more »
The cameraman's shadow can be seen in one of the flashback shots of the children. See more »
The world is now in the age of terrorism. The anti-BR act organization 'Wild Seven' leader Nanahara Shuya is wanted for his acts. The adults started a new game, under 'Justice'. 'New century Terrorist counter-measure alternative' A.K.A BRII
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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 saw the first BR movie a while ago and I remember how quick the pace was. People would die one after the other and it was just about killing. There was barely any insight on the characters, making it a little dull, but i enjoyed it nonetheless because the special bond between Noriko and Kitano was added.
I expected the same with the second movie, but instead I got the opposite. The plot in this movie is really really lame. They go to the BR place, everyone's acting super crazy, and the main character's best friend dies, just like Nobu. Then everyone dies within the first 30 minutes or so. I also didn't like it how everyone had a partner and if your partner died, you'd die too. They had the important mission of killing a terrorist to complete here, but they just played around.
Though this movie lacked the plot, it made up for it in the meaning. For example,questions are raised. If teens and adults are so different, how do teens eventually become adults? Is it because they eventually realize they can't achieve their goal? And to prevent this disappointment, do the adults need to force this reality on them with violence? This is a very anti-communist movie so i can see why it's controvertial in countries.
Though i think the main message it's trying to send out is that life isn't just black and white. It's alright to be in-between.
So...this is an excellent movie that I would recommend seeing, you will get a lot out of it. And don't worry, the blood is so fake, it's funny. XD
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