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Still Buffering: “Battle Royale” (2000)

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It’s spooky season! In celebration of this wonderful time of year, we at Still Buffering always take a couple weeks to celebrate the spooky and scary media that make this season even better. To start, we’re looking back at the original Hunger Games, Battle Royale!

CW: This movie contains violence and suicide, and we discuss the contents of the movie in some detail. For an exhaustive list of possible sensitive topics in this film, look at the CW for “Battle Royale” (2000).

Music: “Baby You Change Your Mind” by Nouvellas

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Transcript available here