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February 22, 2012

Episode 51: Battle Royale (2000)

Special Guests: Linda Hoaglund

Are you ready to rumble? Join us on the island this week for legendary filmmaker Kinji Fukasaku's 60th and final film, Battle Royale (2000).

Entering the arena this week are WDET's Rob St. Mary and VCinemaShow's Coffin Jon.

Visit Linda Hoaglund's official site.
Watch the preview for Hoaglund's film, Anpo
More about the free screening of Anpo in Ann Arbor
Check out where Battle Royale is playing in the U.S.!
Buy Battle Royale via DiabolikDVD.com

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  1. Just because another film or book has a similar premise to Battle Royale, it doesn't make it a direct rip-off. Whilst there are bad ones that are notoriously similar, others are unrelated. Please do more research before making informed statements.

  2. If you listen to the show (and it doesn't sound like you did) you'll hear that no one thinks that this was a case of plagiarism. I would bet my bottom dollar that you clicked on a link on IMDB and came over here with an axe to grind.

  3. I'm not a crazy fan of the film but I loved this chat with Fukasaku's long-time English subtitle translator, Linda Hoaglund. Both her perspective on his body of work and the philosophy behind her translation process makes for a fascinating interview.