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Versus is a fun movie, but the pacing leaves something to be desired and I LIKE the slower pacing of Japanese movies. Battlefield Baseball is much faster moving and atsui Tak actually gets to act -or at least make an expression- in this one. Though I kept wanting to tell him to stand up straight. Posture, honey!
This movie could be described accurately as Shaolin Soccer, but Japanese and about baseball... with zombies and without the deeper character content. I hate comparing movies, but come ON folks... tell me I didn't just nail it right on the head.
There are out-and-out hilarious moments, a random musical or two, some complete silliness and a lot of overacting in this feature... I approve of it ALL entirely! HIGH-LARIOUS! Certainly, those who expect a 'real' movie or try to take this without a good sense of humor will not be happy. For those of us blessed with funny bones that don't quit, this is right up our alley. Highly recommended! Have fun!
(This review does not include the highlights of the extra features, except that it's pretty darn neat that they translated the commentary by Tak for us English speakers.)
Now imagine all of that, crammed into a sports spoof with a Monty Pythonesque sense of humor. "Battlefield Baseball" has not a single moment of genuine plot or character development -- instead, Yudai Yamaguchi fills it with ludicrous twists, delightfully sick action, and a deeply irreverent attitude towards all sports movies.
Seido High School has a very real chance of getting to Koshien Stadium, courtesy of Matsui Gorilla and a bunch of other talented players. Then Principcal Kocho learns who their opponent is -- Gedo High, a savage bunch of green-skinned mutant zombie types who dismember opposing teams.
Fortunately the new transfer student Jubeh (Tak Sakaguchi) has incredible baseball skills -- but he refuses, unwilling to play because of a tragic accident. Four Eyes (Atsushi Ito) convinces him to join the team -- but Jubeh is mysteriously missing when Gedo shows up for the game, resulting in a mass slaughter of the remaining baseball players.
But after a near-death experience and a scuffle with Four Eyes' mom, Jubeh is raring to take revenge on the team that slaughtered the Seido players -- if he can remember how to do his most lethal pitch. But even with that pitch and a very odd new team, Jubeh must still contend with the psychopathic Coach from Gedo High -- and the deadly Poison Bat!
There is literally not a single serious moment in all of "Battlefield Baseball." Really. This is absurdity on a Monty Python level, only with more applauding audiences appearing at dramatic moments.Read more ›
As a baseball movie, its terrible. Really though, it isn't about baseball. It is about a family...I think. I don't know. The ending was pretty funny though and zombie teams coach kept reminding me of that blue Jay Leno looking dude from Beetleborgs.
The movie was over the top in every aspect. The one downfall it has was its lack of action. After reading reviews and previews and watching trailers I expected a little bit more action than was presented.
It's still worth buying though if only to see it and try to explain it to others.
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This movie was goofy for the sake of being goofy. It was still good though. Lol I don't know where the ideas for these movies come from, but yay.Published 13 months ago by Kerry Ryan Maloney
Item was as described. In good shape and in good time. A reasonable price.Published 19 months ago by Andrea L. May
I'm a big fan of Tak Sakaguchi ever since Versus. This movie has much of the same actors, staff, etc. It's cheesy yes, not as good as Versus in terms of the look or plot. Read morePublished on April 6, 2012 by Kinetic
This movie is great! It's based on a manga, but I haven't read that- so I can't tell you how accurate it is. What I can tell you, however, is that it's weird, wacky and fun. Read morePublished on July 6, 2010 by Mondo Bizarro
Battlefield Baseball is a wonderful outrageous film, similar to CANNIBAL! THE MUSICAL. It's a lowbudget romp with an abundance of cheesy jokes, plenty of gory bloody effects, and... Read morePublished on September 1, 2008 by ribcage
Warning, if you dont like low-budget films, dont watch this one. Most of the gags in this movie are totally unnecessary, the characters are terrible, the plot is worse. Read morePublished on September 1, 2008 by J. Jewell
Mostly silly or stupid. Some creativity present, but ineptly presented. Many boring talking-only scenes. Read morePublished on July 21, 2008 by John D. Aldridge
I don't even know where to begin with this one, as Jigoku kôshien (aka Battlefield Baseball or Battlefield Stadium) is unique in every sense of the word, a wholly indescribable... Read morePublished on July 8, 2008 by Daniel Jolley
Dismembered bodies. Zombies. Tornado pitches. Cherry blossoms. Random naked guys. Cyborgs. Chainsaws. Read morePublished on April 24, 2008 by EA Solinas
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