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Batoru Rowaiaru (2000)
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Batoru Rowaiaru (2000) In the near future, when the society of Japan is crumbling, 42 students find that their field trip is actually a military-sponsored game known as Battle Royale. The kids' sadistic teacher, Kitano, sends them to an isolated island and gives them three days to kill each other until only one remains. Two of the kids, Shuya and Noriko, stay together and further develop their already-formed bond. A transfer student, Kawada, sympathizes with the two and chooses to help them. Others develop a plan to bring down the military game, try to find their crush before they die, or lose their minds and go on killing sprees.

Movie Tagline:
Could you kill your best friend?

Title: Batoru Rowaiaru
Release Date: March 23, 2001
Runtime: 114 mins
Genre: Action
All Genres: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Languages: Japanese
Country: Japan
Colors: Color
Sound: Dolby Digital
IMDB Rating: 7.9
Buried.com Rating: 8.9 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With B

MPAA Rating: 18

Kinji Fukasaku

Tatsuya Fujiwara ...Shuya Nanahara - otoko 15-ban
Aki Maeda ...Noriko Nakagawa - onna 15-ban
Taro yamamoto ...Shogo Kawada - otoko 5-ban
Chiaki Kuriyama ...Takako Chigusa - onna 13-ban
Sosuke Takaoka ...Hiroki Sugimura - otoko 11-ban
Takashi Tsukamoto ...Shinji Mimura - otoko 19-ban
yukihiro Kotani ...yoshitoki Kuninobu - otoko 7-ban
Eri Ishikawa ...yukie Utsumi - onna 2-ban
Sayaka Kamiya ...Satomi Noda - onna 17-ban
Aki Inoue ...Fumiyo Fujiyoshi - onna 18-ban
Takayo Mimura ...Kayoko Kotohiki - onna 8-ban
yutaka Shimada ...yutaka Seto - otoko 12-ban
Ren Matsuzawa ...Keita Ijima - otoko 2-ban
Hirohito Honda ...Kazushi Nida - otoko 16-ban
Ryou Nitta ...Kyoichi Motobuchi - otoko 20-ban
Sayaka Ikeda ...Megumi Eto - onna 3-ban
Anna Nagata ...Hirono Shimizu - onna 10-ban
yukari Kanasawa ...yukiko Kitano - onna 6-ban
Misao Kato ...yumiko Kusaka - onna 7-ban
Hitomi Hyuga ...yuko Sakaki - onna 9-ban
Satomi Ishii ...Haruka Tanizawa - onna 12-ban
Asami Kanai ...Chisato Matsui - onna 19-ban
Satomi Hanamura ...yuka Nakagawa - onna 16-ban
yousuke Shibata ...Mitsuru Numai - otoko 17-ban
Shiro Go ...Ryuhei Sasagawa - otoko 10-ban
yuuki Masuda ...Hiroshi Kuronaga - otoko 9-ban
Shigeki Hirokawa ...Sho Tsukioka - otoko 14-ban
Tamaki Mihara ...Izumi Kanai - onna 5-ban
Tomomi Shimaki ...Sakura Ogawa - onna 4-ban
yasuomi Sano ...Kazuhiko yamamoto - otoko 21-ban

» [more cast members]

Kenta Fukasaku
Kinji Fukasaku
Kimio Kataoka
Chie Kobayashi
Toshio Nabeshima
Masumi Okada

Koushun Takami
Kenta Fukasaku

Masamichi Amano

Movie Soundtrack(s):
"Shizuka na hibi no kaidan wo"
"Dies Irae"
"Radetzky March"
"The Blue Danube Waltz"
"To be Sung on the Water"

More Movie Taglines:
  • Could you kill your best friend?
  • One Dead. 41 To Go.
  • 42 Students, Three Days, One Survivor, No Rules.
  • Today, I killed my best friend.
  • Have you ever killed your best friend?
Movie Quote(s):
  • Teacher Kitano: Here's your list of friends in the order they died.
  • Teacher Kitano: So today's lesson is, you kill each other off till there's only one left. Nothing's against the rules.
  • Teacher Kitano: Life is a game. So fight for survival and see if you're worth it.
  • Shuya: And so our compulsory education was coming to an end.
  • [his last words] Teacher Kitano: The last one... Cookies sure were good.
Movie Trivia:
  • The computer-code listing shown on the laptop during the hacking scenes is from Fyodor's Nmap, a popular network auditing-hacking tool.
  • Kiriyama, the film's main villain, does not utter one word throughout the entire film. He does, however, make a noise through a megaphone at one point.
  • The magazine containing bomb-making instructions that is used by Shinji Mimura and his gang is titled "Hara Hara Tokei" ("The Ticking Clock"). This magazine is a real bomb-making magazine published by an anti-Japanese-Government activist group called Higashi Ajia Hannichi Buso Sensen (East Asia Anti-Japanese Armed Front) from the 1970s.
  • Ai Iwamura, the actress who played Mai, the smiling winner, only appears for about five seconds as her character. She was then asked to do some stand-ins for some of the girls in the class briefing scene. In that scene, she appeared as following characters: Noriko Nakagawa, Haruka Tanizawa, Hirono Shimizu, and Izumi Kanai. The total time of her appearances as a stand-in exceeds the time of her appearances as her actual character.
  • The painting of all the students was created by Beat Takeshi Kitano.
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