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Jigoku k˘shien (Battlefield Baseball) (2003)

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Yudai Yamaguchi, who worked with Ryuhei Kitamura on the screenplays for Versus and Alive, makes his directorial debut with the low-budget zombie sports musical comedy Battlefield Baseball. The prospects for the new season are looking bright for the Seido High baseball team. With their best hitter, Gorilla, leading the squad, the coach anticipates a successful year, despite the presence of the runty Four Eyes (Atsushi Ito). But then the coach finds out that his team has to play the dreaded

May 31, 2005

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It's purposely, triumphantly stupid.

August 20, 2004 Full Review Source: Seattle Times
Seattle Times
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Zombies, bad musical numbers, a talking dog, cyborgs, misleading flashbacks, dismemberment and baseball? I'm there even if it goes beyond silly at times.

September 10, 2005
Zap2it.com

Battlefield Baseball is a somewhat difficult movie to review; mainly because it's really, really bad. But it's so bad it's good...

May 24, 2005 Full Review Source: Horror.com
Horror.com

...very funny ... but it wears out its welcome ...

May 20, 2005
Los Angeles CityBeat

Can dismemberment be cute? Put it on a baseball diamond and the answer is... sort of.

April 8, 2005 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
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Part martial-arts revenge parody and part faux zombie spectacle on a field of nightmares, and directed in the overripe, hysterical style of Japan's anime farces...

August 5, 2004 Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Not just excessively campy, but patently absurd, redeemed only by its sporadic fits of hilarity.

March 29, 2004 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
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Audience Reviews for Jigoku k˘shien (Battlefield Baseball)

Too much cheese that doesn't manage to be funny enough, try Cromartie High School instead of this one. I bet the manga is way better.
May 30, 2008
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Tsubaki Sanjuro

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Typical high school baseball team must challenge the most brutal baseball team ever. Hilarious! No thinking involved. The funniest movie that I have ever seen. No joke! A couple of the highlights include the screen turning pink while the main character breaks into a song and one character dieing twice and everytime he comes back to life he is played by a different actor. Fans of Kitamura will also recognize many of the actors from Versus.
March 27, 2007
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JY Skacto

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Low production values and bad editing hurt this cult comedy action film, but it does manage a few laughs.
May 3, 2010
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