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Presented by Mondo and Alamo Drafthouse Vintage Park
The Event Program
Your ticket to this event includes a limited edition screenprinted poster of BATTLE ROYALE from Mondo. Limit one poster per person. The poster will be the variant edition from artists Bryan Lee O'Malley (creator of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World) and Kevin Tong. As a special treat Bryan Lee O'Malley will also be in attendance at the screening. This is his first collaboration with Mondo.
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- Movie presentation of Battle Royale
One of the most controversial films in history, now available for the first time ever in America! In the near future, the economy has collapsed, unemployment has soared and juvenile crime has exploded. Fearful of their nation’s youth, the Japanese government passes The BR Law: Each year, a 9th grade class is sent to a remote island where they will be locked into exploding neck collars, given a random weapon, and forced to hunt and kill each other until there is only one survivor left. Chiaki Kuriyama (KILL BILL) and screen legend Takeshi Kitano (BOILING POINT, BROTHER) star in the movie that has been argued, acclaimed and banned around the world. More than a decade later, it remains one of the most savage, shocking and emotionally powerful films of all time.
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One of the most controversial Japanese films of the decade is finally getting a much-deserved theatrical release! A bona fide cult sensation, BATTLE ROYALE made a big impression on a certain Mr. Quentin Tarantino and definitely served as inspiration for that other movie about teens brutally offing each other in a Most Dangerous Game of survival…
Like A CLOCKWORK ORANGE for the 21st century, this blood-soaked satire by the late great Japanese director Kinji Fukasaku is the tale of a dystopian society of the not-too-distant future overrun by teen violence and rebellion. In an extreme effort to restore order and curb the country's pesky juvenile delinquent problem, the Japanese government passes an act which sanctions an annual death match where an entire high school class is kidnapped, taken to a remote island, and given three days to kill each other -- leaving just one victor. BATTLE ROYALE is a thrilling, expertly crafted epic featuring an icy, devious performance by the great Japanese actor Beat Takeshi as the military official who orchestrates this circus of carnage.
Long withheld from U.S. theaters, don’t miss your chance to see this new classic on the BIG screen!