In our latest episode Sean Fallon joins us as a special guest to discuss one of his favourite films, the #Japanese #Jsplatter, Cult Classic, #BattleRoyale, starring #TakeshiKitano and #ChiakiKuriyama from #QuentinTarantino's #KillBill. Sean is a freelance writer who is guest starring on behalf of audienceseverywhere.net.
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Battle Royale is the story of forty-two ninth-grade students from a Japanese high school forced by legislation to compete in a Battle Royale. The students are given a bag with a randomly selected weapon and rations of food and water, before being sent off to kill each other until one survives--or they all die.
The movie focuses on how they cope. Some play the game like the psychotic #Kiriyama or the sexual #Mitsuko, others like the heroes of the movie, #Shuya, #Noriko, and #Kawada try to find a way out, without violence. As the numbers lower, is there any way for Shuya, and his classmates to survive?