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26-07-2003, 06:42 PM
It's on Sci Fi channel at midnight. If you haven't seen this, it's truely excellant and well worth a view. In contrast, I'd say if you haven't got it on dvd; don't watch Sci Fi's showing and buy it :bow:
27-07-2003, 12:56 AM
Too right mate, great movie may have to watch it again now images/smiley_icons/icon_thumbsup.gif
27-07-2003, 02:06 AM
Too right mate, great movie
What he said images/smiley_icons/dito.gif
27-07-2003, 03:42 PM
One of the best portrayal's of human hopelessness I've ever seen. Great film.
27-07-2003, 05:17 PM
I suppose you're all looking forward to the sequel. Havent seen it myself but will do soon.
27-07-2003, 05:28 PM
Will definitely make the effort to see it, although it's likely to be fairly different I reckon.
28-07-2003, 05:42 PM
They are in pairs this time and if one dies the other gets their head/neck blown apart :o~:-o~:eek:
The director of the first sadly died :( before this could be done so it's his son at the helm who, said he tried his best to honour his father's style :thumbup: w) And as he is Japanese you'd expect nothing less or face family shame!
I love the Ltd. dvd presentation of the first with the tin and piece of the actual film on card - or film card you could say! - plus bits an bobs. It's one of the few I've bothered with for extras as I loved it that much. It's also great to see the cast in an interview in costume!
There was another youth gone wild style film featured on Adam and Joe Go Tokyo last night which looked full of Oriental promise - bloody name escapes me now. A&J is on B1 00.35 tonight so will have to vid, esp. as last in series :(
28-07-2003, 05:51 PM
Cool. Didn't know there was sequel.
Loved the first film.
29-07-2003, 05:02 PM
Wasn't 'Volcano High' was it?
29-07-2003, 06:25 PM
Wasn't 'Volcano High' was it?
No, sequel is Battle Royale II. Opened in Japan a short time back and is doing very well over there :)~:-)~:smile:
30-07-2003, 01:21 PM
There's a great review of Battle Royale 2 over at Midnight Eye.
I had mixed feeling about the first film, but for some reason I am really anxious to see it again now. It definitely had loads going for it, although I was probably not in the right frame of mind to watch it... plus I'd just seen Audition and was feeling a bit traumatised!
Rambo, John J
30-07-2003, 02:41 PM
I borrowed a copy of Battle Royale a long time ago and felt it was a really damp squib. I thought I'd give it a 2nd chance and caught the first 30 mins on sci-fi the other night and it didn't make me change my mind at all.
06-08-2003, 10:54 PM
Just watched it for the second time after buying the Limited Edition R2 tin set (film frame of Uko's head with grenade stuffed in mouth!!!!) thought it was excellent this time round. If ever a film deserved cult status it is this one!
11-05-2004, 12:08 AM
I know I am opening up an old thread but just watched this on Chanel 4 and have to say it is a brilliant film with a great sound track 8/10 :nod:
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