A Japanese movie. This movie is about, basically, a government plan to reduce poverty levels by getting rid of the one thing that keeps them down, the youth of the nation. The thing is, the government passed a law called the BR act. In it, a class of 9th grade students is put on a completely deserted island with explosive collars on. If they try to take it off, it explodes. If they are in a danger zone, it explodes and any of the people who run the contest can detonate it using a remote, too. If there is more than one survivor by the end of the 3 days, all of the collars explode. Each student is given a pack with food, water, a map, a flashlight and most importantly, a weapon. SOme get cool weapons (guns), some get average weapons (sharp objects), while others get completely screwed (Nannahara's pot-lid, for example). In the movie, the class that is chosen is also given 2 new transfer students. One of the transer students (Kawada Shugo) is experienced and knows a way out. The other transfer student (Kiriyama Kazuo) is psychotic and crazy. This movie, in my opinion, is great and should be watched by everyone. It is good in every categorie (except for family friendlieness, but who looks for that?) and pretty entertaining while at the same time thought provoking! Another interesting note is that it was based off a novel and also has a manga.
Fav part? Probably when Kitano shot his cell phone. Best hang-up EVER! BR 2 isn't that good but it's okay.
Premise: A random class of 9th graders are sent a island, issued weapons, and forced to kill each other until one student remains, as part of an authoritarian governent program to deal with reckless youth.
Leave it to the Japanese to produce a masterpiece.
Overseen by a former teacher (Takeshi Kitano) and requiring that a randomly chosen school class be taken to a deserted island and forced to fight each other to the death, the Act dictates that only one pupil be allowed to survive the punishment. He or she will return, not as the victor, but as the ultimate proof of the lengths to which the government are prepared to go to curb the tide of juvenile disobediance.
Likened to Stanley Kubrick's 'A Clockwork Orange' by many critics, this explosive film shocked a nation with its violent portrayal of a society in ruins.
Watch the film before you read the book. Probably the best film ever made and i swear if the USA try and rip it off into some trashy shit like they always do (think The Ring, Grudge, etc)i will seriously get pissed off.
"Yeah and in the end that one guy gets a boner!"
(2) A freaky ass Novel turned Manga turned Movie in which society is breaking down, so the government decides to enact the "Battle Royale Act" (BR for short). This gives them the power to send high school students to an island, give them all weapons, and force them to kill eachother. (Go read the book NOW, or dl the movie from Kazaa)
(3) Said law in the fictional time of the novel
(2) After i saw Battle Royale, i locked myself in my room and cried.
(3) The Battle Royale act sucked.
Themanga shows more gore.
The movie lease out all the backstories.