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
Jan 1, 2003 Wide
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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.
Battlefield Baseball is a somewhat difficult movie to review; mainly because it's really, really bad. But it's so bad it's good...
...very funny ... but it wears out its welcome ...
Can dismemberment be cute? Put it on a baseball diamond and the answer is... sort of.
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...
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