TMR 020 – Battle Royale

Total Movie Recall Steve Albertson Ryan Mixson podcast movie nostalgia film cinema Battle Royale (2000) d. Kinji Fukasaku Starring: Tatsuya Fujiwara Aki Maeda Takeshi Kitano Chiaki Kuriyama

Battle Royale (2000)

d. Kinji Fukasaku

Starring:
Tatsuya Fujiwara
Aki Maeda
Takeshi Kitano
Chiaki Kuriyama

This week on Total Movie Recall, Steve and Ryan finally have the psychotic break that was inevitable since this show began. They watch the 2000 Japanese classic “Battle Royale” and have PTSD flashbacks about hormonal insanity in middle school, admit how ineffectual they would be if they had to fight a bunch of preteens to the death, and encourage kids to never trust adults.

42 9th graders are sent to a deserted island. They are given a map, food, and various weapons. An explosive collar is fitted around their neck. If they break a rule, the collar explodes. Their mission: kill each other and be the last one standing. The last survivor is allowed to leave the island. If there is more than one survivor, the collars explode and kill them all.

Total Movie Recall Steve Albertson Ryan Mixson podcast movie nostalgia film cinema Battle Royale (2000) d. Kinji Fukasaku Starring: Tatsuya Fujiwara Aki Maeda Takeshi Kitano Chiaki Kuriyama

Things discussed in the show:

Room (2015) – Brie Larson

Mad Max: Fury Road

Sicario

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Maron (season 3)

Louie, Master of None

The Murder of Fred Hampton

Before Sunrise

Santana, Rob Thomas

Versus, Ninja Scroll, Suicide Club

Ghost Spy

Videodrome

Cyborg Cop

Takashi MiikeFull Metal Yakuza, The Happiness of the Katakuris, Ichii the Killer, Visitor Q, Audition, 13 Assassins

Martyrs

Tora! Tora! Tora!, Battle Royale 2

Bollywood, South Korean Cinema

The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins, Jennifer Lawrence

Heathers

Kikajuro, Taboo

Highlander

Quake Arena

Children of the Corn

The Thing

Pulp FictionSamuel L. Jackson

Lisa Loeb

One Tree Hill

Kenta Fukasaku

True Romance

The Most Dangerous Game, Surviving the Game, Hard Target (Wilfred Brimley)

Maze Runner

Billy Campbell, Johnny Depp

Next week: The Rocketeer

 

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