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I just recently jumped on the HDTGM bandwagon, and I'm loving the ride! You guys need to do yourselves a favor and watch "Naked Weapon," a low budget Hong Kong action flick from the early aughts (it's in English, in case you were worried about subtitles). It's the story of girls who get kidnapped from around the world and trained as international assassins to take out powerful male crime bosses. Just check out the trailer, it's worth it: Basically, it's like Battle Royale meets a John Woo film (without any of the things that make John Woo films good) meets softcore porn. There is some really weird Sapphic subtext, a completely egregious and unnecessary group rape scene, and some incredible ADR work. Oh, and it has Maggie Q gyrating in her underwear and killing dudes. What's not to love? When I lived in Korea, they used to play this on one of the cable movie stations every few months, and it is amazing. If you can't find it anywhere, I will send you my copy of the DVD because I feel that strongly that this is the PERFECT HDTGM movie.
This movie isn't really horrible as much as it is really Japanese. By that, I mean it has all of the lovely over-acted scenes that they are famous for with tons of unrelenting violence. Basically, the premise of the movie is that a group of children are selected every year to fight to the death in a "battle royale." The OG Hunger Games, if you will. The reason for this is that the economy in Japan has tanked and groups of students are protesting and boycotting their classes. Because of this, the government enacts the Battle Royale Act. Every year 42 students from the freshman class are abducted and forced to fight to the death within the three day limit, or they all die. It is a fantastically violent movie with some very creative deaths throughout. Give it a watch if you think you can handle that sort of thing. I believe it is still up on Netflix, so check it out. I personally liked this movie. I think this would fall under the "this movie is so insane that I don't know how it was made" category. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0266308/