Kinji Fukasaku
Features // 2 Articles
Reviews // 3 Articles
Blogs // 2 Articles

The Best DVDs and Blu-rays of 2012
31 Jan 2013 // 4:10 PM

From classics to contemporary television, the typical titles and the surprising outsider choices, the year in home video was just as divisive, and delightful, as the rest of our meaningful media.

Part 5: The Return of the Auteur
21 Jun 2007 // 5:00 PM

That noise you heard near the start of the new millennium was the creative din of a brash new breed of filmmakers tearing down the traditions of mainstream moviemaking. Their motion picture mission statements -- including the ones featured on this list -- remain the rulebook for new generations of anxious film artists.


Savage, Sharp, Satirical and Brutally Funny: 'Battle Royale: The Complete Collection'
1 Apr 2012 // 5:00 PM

Whether Suzanne Collins acknowledges it or not, her Hunger Games trilogy owes a huge debt to Battle Royale.

Battle Royale (2002)
19 Dec 2006 // 2:00 PM

Battle Royale is ultraviolence with a bleeding heart; A Clockwork Orange meets My So-Called Life.


Let the Real 'Games' Begin: 'Battle Royale' (Blu-ray)
23 Mar 2012 // 3:00 AM

On a basic level, there's a lot of similarities between The Hunger Games and Battle Royale. Aesthetically, Fukasaku's future shock wins hands down.

The Green Slime
13 Apr 2011 // 11:00 PM

Green Sli-i-i-me!!! Square-jawed jocks squish squids for their squeeze.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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