With Fujiwara Tatsuya, Maeda Aki, Yamamoto Taro, Ando Masanobu, Beat Takeshi
Directed by Fukasaku Kinji

In this extreme Eastern installment, a government program selects school kids to fight to the death on an island with only one survivor to be left standing. With many of the pupils completely useless in a situation like this, others let their primal nature take over. With allied groups and deception leading to multiple tragedies, the over-the-top violence does come across as slightly surreal and more of a cartoon-style Manga representation. Sometimes many viewers of reality TV shows wish contestants would go at each other like this!

The special edition metal DVD box release features several extras like documentaries and press conferences with the cast and crew, as well as a postcard map of the island (see below)

5 / B
- PB

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6 - Volcanic
5 - Blistering
4 - Hot
3 - Smolder
2 - Room Temperature
1 - Fizzled
0 - Extinguished

A: Multi-Viewing Potential

B: Could Enjoy A 2nd Look

C: Once Should Suffice

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