Blu-ray.com and Anchor Bay Entertainment are offering three Blu-ray.com members the opportunity to win a copy of Kinji Fukasaku's Battle Royale, the controversial Japanese thriller based on the Koushun Takami novel of the same name. One grand prize winner will receive Battle Royale: The Complete Collection, featuring the original film and its sequel, and two additional winners will receive the standalone edition. Battle Royale arrives on Blu-ray on March 20th.
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WHO CAN KILL A CHILD?
2 adults (a man and his pregnant wife) are stranded on an island where the children have gone psychopathic/become possessed and have murdered all of the adults.
2 adults are spending a weekend out in the australian wilderness to try and reconnect and have to face against Mother Nature herself, as well as each other.
The SAW series
While a bit more "predictable" as far as what you would expect on this list, it does involve innocent people who are forced to hurt each other for their own survival.
Remember ladies and gentlemen, this is about movies depicting INNOCENT people being turned against each other, not hardened criminals, bad-ass action heroes or mass murdering anti-heroes (which I guess are the same as bad-ass action heroes).
Seriously, "Battle Royale." I like "The Running Man" but I don't think "Battle Royale" has been topped in that genre. Maybe "Hunger Games" will be a new entry in that category. I've heard the buzz is very strong for it.