Battle Royale is set in futuristic Japan. The kids' behavior has a been a bit out of control and the government thinks it's time to...intervene. In order to do this, they capture a ninth-grade class, knock them out, and when they come to, they're expected to fight each other to the death. The last student remaining is the one who will be able to leave the island.
The death scenes in this film are killer. It looks a bit like stage blood that you'd see in a theatrical production, like Sweeney Todd. When someone get's hit in the head or the neck, that blood sprays and squirts all over the place! It's pretty awesome!
The scariest villain in the film is the rebel guy. Dressed in a black suit with hair all spiked up; he's cool, he's handsome, he's deadly!
This film isn't all about gore and murder. It also has a nice little love story and a story of friendship. It's spectacular all the way around. I want to watch it again right now!