Further proof that Tarantino is a man of taste.
In a recent conversation with The show tonight, filmmaker Quentin Tarantino reveals what violent horror movie he could have made. Japanese terror title battle royale is brutal, thoughtful and still relevant. The director reveals his love for this chilling classic and why he wished he could create it himself.
While chatting with guest host Dana Carvey, Tarantino reveals why battle royale is so close to his heart. He said:
“I’m a big fan of Japanese movies. battle royalewhich is what hunger games was based on, well hunger games just ripped it off. It would have been great to have realized Royal battle.”
battle royale is a 2000 Japanese dystopian action film directed by Kinji Fukasaku. The film tells the story of a group of high school students isolated on an island and forced to fight to the death. While the tone of this horror classic is fun, it also has some serious thematic undertones that are still just as relevant.
Kinji Fukasaku was a Japanese director, screenwriter and producer best known for directing Royal battle. After directing a number of samurai films in the 1960s, Fukasaku turned to detective films such as Street fighter.
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While often thrilling and grotesque, Tarantino’s own work so rarely turns into straightforward horror. Best known for his work on Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Django Unchained, and The Hateful Eightthe director has produced only one true horror film.
by Quentin Tarantino Proof of death is an interesting foray into the genre. The film, part of the Grindhouse anthology, is technically a slasher film, but with Tarantino’s signature flair. Many fans were split on the film, with some liking the over-the-top violence and others finding it boring. To date, it is his only mainstream horror production.
Finally, what do you think? What would a Quentin Tarantino version of battle royale look like? And should the director consider diving into a remake? Let me know on Twitter via @joshkorngut. I’m always here to discuss everything, Tarantino!