Battle Royale (2000)

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Batoru rowaiaru (original title) Summary:  With unemployment continually running high and a torn apart economy, the Japanese government pass the revolutionary Battle Royale Act; legalising one randomly selected class of schoolchildren to be sent to an island, equipping each student with only … Continue reading

Ichi the Killer (2001)

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Koroshiya 1 (original title) Summary:  300 million Yen goes missing when a Yakuza boss disappears.  His former aide, Kakihara (Tadanobu Asano), rounds up other gang members to seek out what has happened to both the man and the money, believing he is still … Continue reading

Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)

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 Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma (original title)  Summary:  In the northern Italian state of Salo, four fascists select 9 boys and 9 girls to take to a remote mansion in order to subject them to physical, mental and sexual torture for 120 days … Continue reading