Best of Frightfest: ‘Battle Royale’ Dir. Kinji Fukasaku

Best of Frightfest: As the twentieth anniversary of Arrow Video Frightfest approaches, we at team Thn take a look back at some of the best and brightest films that have screened over the last two decades. Our choice for today is Battle Royale.

In 2001 I was exposed to the bloody violent power of Battle Royale. It was a film I had heard a lot about, and its premise instantly hooked me. A class of school children in their final year of compulsory education are shipped to an island and forced to kill each other until there is only one survivor. Being in my final year of compulsory education at the time certainly gave a unique perspective to the film. Not only that, but it was a time when reality TV was on the rise, with growing voyeuristic tendencies, and school shootings became a common news fixture as Columbine had happened just two years before.
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