Does the Battle Royale stage play take the kids-killing-kids trope too far?

While American audiences are waiting for The Hunger Games to blaze into movie theaters, Filipino audiences are getting a different sort of dystopian theater experience. A theater troupe has adapted Battle Royale for the stage, but there's something uncomfortable about watching teenagers pretend to kill each other… »2/29/12 5:00pm2/29/12 5:00pm

It's probably just a coincidence that Battle Royale is finally coming to DVD in March

It's probably just a coincidence that Kinju Fukusaku's Battle Royale is finally getting a fancy U.S. release on DVD and Blu-ray on March 20. It can't possibly have something to do with some other movie about teen death games, coming out around the same time, can it? No, of course not. In any case, whatever the… »1/10/12 8:30pm1/10/12 8:30pm