Battle Royale

Could you kill your best friend?

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Podcast Release Date:
Sep 11, 2015

Battle Royale Series Episode 1

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The Japanese government has a new law to help deal with unruly, rebellious teens — Battle Royale! Each year a class of students are put in competition to kill each other, and the last survivor wins. Based on the novel by Koushun Takamil, this ultraviolent film gained acclaim for its satire and its violence. It’s also been speculated Hunger Games author Suzanne Collins used this story as the basis for her hit novel trilogy. Will the Now Playing hosts have a Battle Royale when reviewing the film? Donate to hear the whole review!

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Movie Details

Battle Royale
Kinji Fukasaku
2 h 03 min
Release Date
16 December 2000
Drama, Thriller, Action
In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act.

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