Friday Night ‘Fro: Battle Royale

And once again nappyafro goes left. If your wondering: “Why would they put up an 8 year old subtitled Japanese movie full of violence?”; Uh, because that shit is awesome. The movie labeled “crude and tasteless” by members of Japanese parliament and other governmental officers is now on nappyafro.com. I saw this film on bootleg a few years ago and thought it was like a video game come to life. Here’s the plot:

Forty-two delinquent students, three days, one deserted Island: welcome
to Battle Royale. A group of delinquent students from a Japanese high
school have been forced by legislation to compete in a new forum of
reality television.The students are each given a bag with a randomly
selected weapon and a few rations of food and water and sent off to
kill each other in a no-holds-barred (with a few minor rules) game to
the death, which means that the students have three days to kill each
other until one survives--or they all die.

Think about it: you got 42 high schoolers running around on a deserted island trying to kill each other…fuck Lost; THIS shit is gutta! For you film nerds out there you’ll also notice Chiaki Kuriyama is in this movie (Gogo Yubari from Kill Bill Vol. 1…which I also posted last week. See what I did there?). The movie itself has gained an almost cult following since it’s release and there was even talk of a American remake. If you’ve never seen this movie or just wanna watch it again, check it out. Oh yeah, there’s a sequel to this movie called Battle Royale II: Requiem. I started watching, it was bad and I stopped watching. Happy Friday Night ‘Fro. Enjoy.

Battle Royale

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