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Deadball (2011)

Deddobôru (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Horror, Sport | 15 July 2011 (Canada)
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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, ... See full summary »

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Yudai Yamaguchi

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Keita Tokaji (screenplay), Yudai Yamaguchi (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tak Sakaguchi ... Jûbei Yakyû (as Taku Sakaguchi)
Mari Hoshino Mari Hoshino ... Suzuki Shinosuke / Four Eyes
Miho Ninagawa Miho Ninagawa ... Principal Ishihara
Takamasa Suga Takamasa Suga ... Musashi
Jyonmyon Pe Jyonmyon Pe ... Eyeball (as Jhonmyon Pe)
Miho Harita Miho Harita ... Ilsa Zwei
Mickey Curtis Mickey Curtis ... Father (as Mikkî Kâchisu)
Kôichi Yamadera ... Baseball Announcer
Ryôsei Tayama ... Warden Mifune (as Ryusei Tayama)
Bobby Bobby
Kai Atô Kai Atô
Erina Erina ... Ivy, St. Black Dahlia Baseball Player (as DizzyBusy)
Lina Lina ... St. Black Dahlia Baseball Player (as DizzyBusy)
Yu-ko Yu-ko ... St. Black Dahlia Baseball Player (as DizzyBusy)
Tomochan Tomochan ... St. Black Dahlia Baseball Player (as DizzyBusy)
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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, deadly fireball pitch, Jubeh swore off baseball and became a criminal and now, at 17, has been sent to the Pterodactyl Juvenile Reformatory for hardened criminals. Headmistress Ishihara, the granddaughter of a World War II Nazi collaborator, runs the institution with an iron fist and the enthusiastic help of her sadistic assistant, Ilsa. After arriving at the hellhole, Jubeh soon learns from governor Mifune that his long-lost, younger brother Musashi had also done time there after a murder spree, but had since died mysteriously. Written by anonymous

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15 July 2011 (Canada) See more »

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Deadball See more »

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$600,000 (estimated)
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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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Tighten up your grip and get ready for a game of Dead Ball
1 April 2013 | by rgblakeySee all my reviews

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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