Battle Royale + The Hills Have Eyes

Battle Royale + The Hills Have Eyes
Available on iTunes
Double Feature | Year 1 (2009)

Grinding brutality. Accidental homework. Things that don’t make any goddamn sense: The 1/3 rule. The players. The game. The weapons. Kids reading maps. The unexpected flaws of a modern exploitation film. Daring to pick at the plot. Killing your girlfriend. Tabboos: Slaughtering children. A bit on Battle Royale 2. Kids have sex. Realistic children in film. Fact check on the bomb tests. Aversion to mutants. An appeal for mutants. The 70s Rottentomatoes factor. One-Uping the original. Pushing past tasteful. The Last Mimzy incident. Treading new ground.

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Battle Royale

Battle Royale


Released: December 16, 2000
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Director: Kinji Fukasaku
Writer: Kenta Fukasaku
Starring: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Aki Maeda, Taro Yamamoto, Chiaki Kuriyama

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.

The Hills Have Eyes

The Hills Have Eyes


Released: March 10, 2006
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Director: Alexandre Aja
Writer: Alexandre Aja, Gregory Levasseur
Starring: Ted Levine, Kathleen Quinlan, Dan Byrd, Emily de Ravin

A suburban American family is being stalked by a group of psychotic people who live in the desert, far away from civilization.

 
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