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battle royale questions - don't let the bastards grind you down.
taumeson
taumeson
battle royale questions
my "director's cut" was only half subtitled, so i'm left with holes in my knowledge.

1. how did they defuse the bombs around their necks?

2. why were they watned for murder? was it because they escaped, or because all BR winners are wangted for murder? or because they killed the teacher?

3. what was the transfer student's stories? i know one volunteered, but what was the other one's story?

i had more, but my browser fucked up and i lost my post.

now for some observations.

the music ROCKED
mitsuko ROCKED

ah, one of my questions was "who was the girl smiling from the beginning of the movie?" but she was the first battle royale movie. i know this because she's also in BR II.

also, beat takeshi is in BR II. interesting. i'll have to see it.
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taumeson From: taumeson Date: August 7th, 2003 06:07 am (UTC) (Link)
thanks.

no, i've got the R0 double DVD, but i guess it's just the way powerDVD handles the subtitles or something...they don't all come up! weird.

yeah, i meant survivor :) i had retyped it, so it was hasty. i don't usually typo in my posts either.

you didn't answer #3!!!
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citizengwen From: citizengwen Date: August 7th, 2003 06:25 am (UTC) (Link)
1. how did they defuse the bombs around their necks?
in the book, you learn that kawada has been fighting the system ever since he played the game the first time. so he studied everything. when he was picked next time around, he new how to disable the necklaces. apparantly they weren't very high tech.

3. what was the transfer student's stories? i know one volunteered, but what was the other one's story?
book again: i can't remember if kawada was picked for the second time or if he volunteered. but in the book, kiriyama isn't a transfer student. well he is...but that gang that takes him on by the ocean are actually all his friends. it is great to read his story from the perspective that he does have a group of friends and see who he handles them all.

but anyway, supposedly the movie says kiriyama volunteeers and kawada is picked again because he is a reigning survivor and they like to tip the scales a little.

i REALLY suggest reading the novel. you learn so much more about the characters and why they act the way they do. brilliant.
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citizengwen From: citizengwen Date: August 7th, 2003 02:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
i disagree...almost completely. translation was sloppy at times. but i wasn't bored at all. read it in a day or two. the characterization is much better. i mean you really learn the movitivations of everyone. why is mitsuko so vicious? why are those girls so stupid to call for peace? i thought it was excellent. i mean, even subtitles can be sloppy sometimes. i think the movie did an ok job trying to adapt..i mean, you can't learn about everyone. but if you are really into it, than you do want to learn the motiviations. the idea of "would you kill your best friend?" is a great concept but the movie doesn't have time to delve into the psychology of it all. thank god books don't have socially demanded time constraints.
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