May 29, 2008

Battle Royale

By: Sonny Bunch

As James mentioned last week, Battle Royale is a fine example of modern Japanese cinema. And here comes the AV Club with tons more info on the film. One quibble, though:

“It’s much easier to see now, but as a cult phenomenon, there’s still sort of a backroom, secret-handshake quality to the film, and that’s added a layer of mystique that nearly makes up for its lack of mass-market accessibility.” [Emp. mine]

Dude: It’s on Netflix. It has been for a couple of years, at least. And it’s available at Amazon. Finding a copy isn’t exactly rocket science. I’ll agree that the flick still has some indie cred, but don’t pat yourself on the back too hard for being Mr. Independent Film Hotshot.