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Battle Royale 2000 123movies

Battle Royale 2000 123movies

Could you kill your best friend?Dec. 16, 2000123 Min.
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Watch: バトル・ロワイアル 2000 123movies, Full Movie Online – Forty-two students, three days, one deserted Island: welcome to Battle Royale. A group of ninth-grade students from a Japanese high school have been forced by legislation to compete in a Battle Royale. The students are sent off to kill each other in a no-holds-barred game to the death, until one survives — or they all die. Some decide to play the game like the psychotic Kiriyama or the sexual Mitsuko, while others are trying to find a way to get off the Island without violence. However, as the numbers dwindle is there any way for Shuya and his classmates to survive?.
Plot: 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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Battle Royale is based on the shockwave novel by Koushun Takami, which is a bestseller in Japan, and which has become very controversial in a very short time (and it is really easy to understand why). The plot is relatively simple (a class of junior high school students are forced to kill each other on a desert island, the last survivor wins and can go back home), but it is this simplicity that makes its strength. No need for a very long prologue before we enter the main act. Each of the 42 pupils involved in this “game” are not volunteers (no one would be..,), and of course they are forced to kill their best friends /girlfriends in order to survive this horror. The personalities and characteristics of each of the participants are of course very contrasted and even if there are some cliches, well, the worst has been avoided. There are even quite “realistic” (even if it is very difficult to judge what can be realistic with such a plot) moments. The transcription of the inner thoughts of the characters, which is one of the strengths of the book, is averagely well retranscripted. Takeshi Kitano plays a “teacher” (whose name is …Kitano), leading the operation of surveilliance of this “game”. It is very difficult to give an objective comment on this movie. Violent. Ultra-Violent. And bloody. This is for sure. The book has to be read for a more complete description of the hesitations and fears, but the movie restranscripts very well the book is the sense that it is all “absurd”. There is no real meaning to this violence. The students know this, but it can not be avoided. It is quite sad that the movie dropped an essential background element of the book (the story in the book takes place in an imaginery Japan which would have not lost WWII, and the movie takes place in a slightly modified modern Japan), but I guess that making this happen in the “real-world” shows that there is no need to go to an imaginary world to see to what extreme behaviors humans are capable of.

Highly disturbing. Rated R-15 (forbidden to under 15), very, very violent, but nonetheless interesting.

Review By: Pmust-3
Could you kill your best friend?
Is the question put before 42 Japanese school children, minutes after waking up from being put to sleep and minutes before they will fight in a bloody battle to the death. Seconds after the children learn their probable fate, they are greeted with a video. An upbeat video, the sort of video you would expect at a McDonalds induction day, but this video explains the rules of the ‘game’.

“No whispering” the sadistic teacher exclaims, before launching a flick knife into the forehead of one unlucky girl. As you would expect, the class react with shock, one child saying in surprise “It’s really real”, another child finds out first hand the use for the dog collars around their necks. After the video and the weapons are given out, there are many different reactions to the situation, as you might expect. Some of the youngsters try to become revolutionaries and stop the violence, others refuse to fight, choosing suicide over murder and some accept the situation and fight for their survival.

From here on out, the adrenaline fuelled violence is thick and fast, within the first minute of the game starting, one girl approaches the screen with an arrow through her neck, asking her former friend “What is this?” seconds after, her crossbow wielding attacker screams his way out of the bushes, only to be taken down less than a minute later by another class mate.

The build up to the Battle Royale is some of the best I’ve ever seen. The story is put up on the screen against a backdrop of computer animation and then it switches to a journalist reporting on a previous Battle Royale, “The winner is a girl” she exclaims, “She’s smiling, she smiling” She continues as the girl in the back of the truck gives a sick smile, reminiscent of what she just went through. By this point I was wondering if the rest of the film would stand up to the intro, it sure did.

The plot, as you might expect is a little silly. The economy in Japan has gone down the pan, 15% of people are unemployed and many schoolchildren are boycotting their schools, as the message on the board reads “Not coming cos we don’t feel like it”. So what do Japan do to thwart this economic depression? Lower interest rates! No. Create more jobs! No. Make truancy against the law! no, no, no. This is Japan. Those crazy Japs decide to pass the new ‘Battle Royale act’. An act in which a class of children, chosen by an impartial lottery is put on an island, to fight to the death. Of course, this is unrealistic but what it does do is show the authorities will to create law and order, and the younger generation’s compulsion to rebel against it, which also brings in the philosophical argument of the alienation between older and younger people. It is this whole deepness to the film that a lot of people will unfortunately miss due to the large amounts of violence.

But, the main aspect of Battle Royale is the will to survive, and also the will for the survival of your loved ones, which is personified through the character of one of the ‘exchange’ students (cant remember his name…the good one). A person who is on the island, after surviving a previous Battle Royale, and also being forced to kill his girlfriend, for his own survival (one of the rules – only one survivor). This character talks about the way his girlfriend smiled, and thanked him after he shot her, and how he thought they could both survive.

This film has lots of characters, 43 of them in fact. So, obviously not all of them are given a chance to develop, but the ones that are develop beautifully. The film uses flash backs for various characters, which helps the audience to see why certain characters act how they do. Such as the ‘exchange’ student who spares the life of our hero’s, Nanahara and his girlfriend. At first this may seem silly, as anyone in the game can kill you, but it comes into perspective when we learn he himself survived a Battle Royale and the two reminded him of himself and his girlfriend.

This film only really has one other film which it can be compared to, and that film would be Stanley Rubric’s, A Clockwork Orange. The most notable thing that has been borrowed from that film is the ultra violence which is set to a beautiful classical soundtrack. And secondly the whole moral debate which surrounds each one, the free will argument in Clockwork Orange and the will to survive in this film.

The ending is one of only two things that I would criticise this film on, the little twist at the end was nice and it showed where the characters went next, but the way they tacked on the ‘requiem’ sequences, I felt was unnecessary as they could have been put in the film elsewhere, or even better, not at all. The other criticism would be the way that some of the film was over dramatic, such as the part where the teacher showed the survivors the (sick) picture he drew of the Battle Royale.

Anyway, despite its minor imperfections this film receives top marks from me. There isn’t many films that will over step the mark and go a little further, but Battle Royale does just that. A masterpiece

Review By: The_Void

Other Information:

Original Title バトル・ロワイアル
Release Date 2000-12-16
Release Year 2000

Original Language ja
Runtime 1 hr 54 min (114 min), 2 hr (120 min) (South Korea), 2 hr 2 min (122 min) (director’s cut)
Budget 4500000
Revenue 30600000
Status Released
Rated Not Rated
Genre Action, Adventure, Drama
Director Kinji Fukasaku
Writer Koushun Takami, Kenta Fukasaku
Actors Tatsuya Fujiwara, Aki Maeda, Tarô Yamamoto
Country Japan
Awards 7 wins & 9 nominations
Production Company N/A
Website N/A

Technical Information:

Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.78 : 1 (Blu-ray & DVD), 1.85 : 1 (theatrical ratio)
Camera Arriflex 535B, Zeiss and Angenieux Lenses
Laboratory Toei Labo Tech, Tokyo, Japan
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 250D 5246, Vision 500T 5279)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (3-D re-release version), Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm (spherical) (Kodak), D-Cinema (3-D version)

Battle Royale 2000 123movies
Battle Royale 2000 123movies
Battle Royale 2000 123movies
Battle Royale 2000 123movies
Battle Royale 2000 123movies
Battle Royale 2000 123movies
Battle Royale 2000 123movies
Battle Royale 2000 123movies
Battle Royale 2000 123movies
Battle Royale 2000 123movies
Original title バトル・ロワイアル
TMDb Rating 7.296 2,829 votes

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