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Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Sun, Jul 17, 2016
7:30pm

Brutal Youth Double Feature!
LORD OF THE FLIES / BATTLE ROYALE
LORD OF THE FLIES
1963, Janus Films, 92 min, UK, Dir: Peter Brook

Acclaimed U.K. theater director Peter Brook gives William Golding’s classic novel its first (and most faithful) big-screen adaptation. A plane crash strands a group of British schoolboys on an uninhabited island; removed from civilization, they descend into brutality and split into rival tribes. With a couple of exceptions (including James Aubrey, who stars as Ralph) the actors were all non-professional, but they prove convincing as young savages, making this stark B&W allegory all the more chilling.


BATTLE ROYALE
BATORU ROWAIARU
2000, Starz, 114 min, Japan, Dir: Kinji Fukasaku

Director Kinji Fukasaku is revered by a younger generation of Japanese outlaw filmmakers for his pyrotechnic gangster movies, which suggest a methedrine-fueled hybrid of Fuller/Scorsese/Woo with the social conscience of early Visconti. Here he serves up an ultra-controversial, action-packed examination of the institutionalizing of violence, starring screen icon "Beat" Takeshi, that presages THE HUNGER GAMES. Forty-two students are stranded on an island with a weapon and an ultimatum - Kill or be killed. In Japanese with English subtitles.


Screening format: DCP
Egyptian Theatre • Sun, Jul 17, 2016 • 7:30pm