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An occasional piece on the trashy movies I like to watch.  Over the weekend I watched two movies that must be the precursors to the Hunger Games (a popular book trilogy and now a new movie for those not in the know.)   The movies I watched come in a fancy “book” format containing four DVDs.  The first is the director’s cut of Battle Royal, a brutal Japanese movie from about 2000.  It tells the story, apparently derived from a Japanese book, of a class of highschool freshmen taken to a deserted island and made to fight each other to the death.   The third DVD is the sequel: Battle Royale II: Requiem, an even more brutal movie of another class taken to the same island and forced to fight to the death. (more…)

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