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Aug 18 2009, 03:14 PM (Post #1)
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So Quentin Tarantino says its his favorite movie since he's started making movies.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wz4K-Rxx2Bk...ture=popt00us07

It's one of mine too. What do you all think? Have you seen it?

I don't know if I should feel stupid for saying this, but it's actually had an impact on my life and way of thinking.

Artistically, it manages to avoid being just a "shock value" film like most bloodbaths, and quickly accomplishes profound takes on social interactions, while keeping suspense, action, tragedy, and thought provokation all throughout.

I mean, maybe Fight Club comes next in his last IMO, but I don't know...Battle Royale was good...


BUT there are a good number of movies I could probably name that are "better."

This post has been edited by orisikon: Aug 18 2009, 03:16 PM
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Aug 18 2009, 03:44 PM (Post #2)
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I watched the two originals. Did not see the prison-rip-off with the wrestler.

I enjoyed it. The cold girl from the first one was hot, iirc. I did not like the ending though.

Edit: watched part 4 on youtube. She's not that hot, but better than the others.

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Aug 19 2009, 09:55 PM (Post #3)
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OK, just wondering, is it the same battle royal that was originally a japanese manga, where the high school kids get put on an island with random weapons and kill each other for a reality TV show?

If it is, I want to see the movie version, something fierce.
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Aug 20 2009, 01:05 AM (Post #4)
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It's not for a reality tv show. Just some competition. Not sure if it came directly off the manga because i don't read manga.

You can find it on youtube.
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Aug 20 2009, 02:28 PM (Post #5)
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QUOTE (Key's Rat @ Aug 19 2009, 04:55 PM)
OK, just wondering, is it the same battle royal that was originally a japanese manga, where the high school kids get put on an island with random weapons and kill each other for a reality TV show?

If it is, I want to see the movie version, something fierce.
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Yeah, I don't know about the reality TV part, but it is about a group of kids on an island told to kill eachother. If I remember correctly, it's more about some program for population restraint or something to that effect. Anyway, it was the anime, or manga or whatever, club at my school who showed it when I first saw it, so I'm sure there's some connection.
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Aug 20 2009, 05:31 PM (Post #6)
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yeah, the manga had it as part of a reality TV show, with collars around the character's necks, and stuff like that. I read it several years ago, then started reading the sequal, but the sequal kinda sucked.
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