• nicole

    ★★★★★ Watched by nicole 31 May, 2015

    everyone needs to watch this. similar to the hunger games, but better.


  • Michiel Venmans

    ★★ Watched by Michiel Venmans 06 Jul, 2015 3

    Lisa V.D.A had me deze ooit aangeraden denk ik. Wel ik heb gekeken. Alhoewel het een heel interessant concept is en ik het graag als vervanger van Boer zkt Wijf zou zien elke dinsdagavond wist de film me niet echt te bekoren. Ik keek heel de tijd het gevoel met 'I don't care'. En eens dat in mijn hoofd zat kreeg ik het er niet meer uit. I don't care welke klasgenoot verliefd is op de ander, I don't care…


  • jnluisfernandez

    ★★★★★ Added by jnluisfernandez

    MY FAVORITE FILM so there's that I'm afraid I won't be able to give it justice if I say more


  • John Dach

    ★★★½ Watched by John Dach 29 Jun, 2015

    See the film that Suzanne Collins would later rip off and turn into the inferior Hunger Games franchise. Survival is the only rule in this bloody, non-stop 3 day deathmatch. Starring Takeshi Kitano (remember MXC??) and a bunch of kids who did their own stunts. Banned in several countries, but streaming on Netflix.


  • Alex

    ★★★½ Watched by Alex 03 Jul, 2015

    A real entertaining watch. Pretty good throughout, and the romance feels effective too.

    Soundtrack was killer.


  • iceberrie

    ★★★½ Rewatched by iceberrie 28 Jun, 2015

    The absurdity. The bravery. The kicking-ass awesomeness. … and once again, the silliness.

    Back when I recommended The Hunger Games (before the Book Three came out) to my friend to read, she strongly recommended this film…. And the intense feeling I’d experienced at the time! Can’t explain it. Anyhoo, suddenly I felt like watching this again… I’m not sure this kind of film can be made in, say, Canada or other courtiers… Only in Japan, I guess. Cool.


  • Cory Mailyard

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Cory Mailyard 28 Jun, 2015

    I confess I’ve been hesitant to return to Battle Royale. For me, it occupies that dangerous sweet spot: just out of high school, floundering in college. Young, dumb, angry. It hit US shores not long after the Columbine massacre, so a film about high schoolers murdering each other on a remote island carried a little extra baggage back then: Battle Royale was foreign, illicit, and peddled ‘round these parts by Tarantino, who’d spent his long post-Jackie Brown vacation trying to…


  • feedingbrett

    ★★★ Watched by feedingbrett 26 Jun, 2015 5

    One cannot help in sitting through Battle Royale and see the parallels it draws from the recent successful young adult film series, The Hunger Games, namely its first film where it places randomly selected youth to an isolated island, which would act as their survival battlefield against one another. It draws in its viewers through its high concept, and with the “Americanised” parallel feature taking the world by storm in recent years, many are compelled to see this film, promising…


  • Almer

    ★★★ Watched by Almer 23 Jun, 2015

    As twisted as it sounds, killing off 41 teens actually takes some creativity and a sense of pacing in order to avoid, well, boredom.


  • MK R

    ★★★★½ Added by MK R 1

    An absolutely seamless fusion in tone and style between Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange and Verhoeven's Starship Troopers (the wretched sequel goes so far as to make this explicit by outright plagiarizing Basil Poledouris' famous "Klendathu Drop"); a shamelessly ferocious and melodramatic bloodbath, with a frequently awesome, Wagnerian bulldozer of a score that scales the action to operatic heights. Part of the film's genius is that it lands emotional blows just as often as it sends them up--the entire "lighthouse girls"…


  • John

    ★★★★★ Watched by John 18 Jun, 2015

    The first movie in my 1 Movie A Day Summer, and it is a seriously amazing film. Better than all three Hunger Games movies combined.


  • OllyKiriyama

    ★★★★½ Added by OllyKiriyama

    When I was about 13 or 14, I had trouble sleeping and decided to turn on the tele for a bit. Channel 4 were showing a movie, 'Battle Royale'. The premise was a class of a high-schoolers put on an island, forced to fight to death. Being an angsty teenager and Japanese cinema fan at the time, I stayed up for the whole film and ended up loving it.

    A few years later, I received the movie on DVD as…