|Starring||Tatsuya Fujiwara, Aki Maeda and Tarô Yamamoto|
18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.
One of the most controversial Japanese films of the decade!
The bona fide cult sensation, BATTLE ROYALE made a big impression on a certain Mr. Quentin Tarantino and definitely served as inspiration, whether Suzanne Collins wants to admit it or not (she won’t), for that other, PG-13 movie about teens brutally offing each other in a Most Dangerous Game of survival, THE HUNGER GAMES.
The film has been described as a A CLOCKWORK ORANGE for the 21st century and it’s a well-deserved an interesting comparison. This blood-soaked satire by the late great Japanese director Kinji Fukasaku is the tale of a dystopian society of the ominous, not-too-distant future overrun by teen violence and rebellion. It’s violence is untamed and its humor is blacker than black, much like CLOCKWORK. It was also without a U.S. theatrical run years after its initial 2000 release.
In an extreme effort to restore order and curb the country's pesky juvenile delinquent problem, the Japanese government passes an act which sanctions an annual death match. Every year an entire high school class is kidnapped, taken to a remote island, and given three days to kill each other -- leaving just one victor.
Whether preppy, bully, nerd, friend or foe, it doesn't matter; it's a wrenching kill-or-be-killed situation.
The result is, as expected, shocking and gory as hell. But it's the devilish satirical edge that makes BATTLE ROYALE such a unique, brutal and unforgettable experience.
It’s a thrilling, expertly crafted epic featuring a icy, devious performance by the great Japanese actor Beat Takeshi as the military official who orchestrates this circus of carnage.
Don’t miss your chance to see this new classic on the big screen!