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.