Watch: 地獄甲子園 2003 123movies, Full Movie Online – Battlefield Baseball is a tough game–it doesn’t end until all the members on the opposing team are dead. In this game the Gedo High team is composed of blue-faced zombies, and their opponents on the Seido High team know they don’t have a chance at beating them unless they can bring back a star pitcher who has a lethal pitch called the Super Tornado, but who has hung up his cleats and has no desire to return to the game..
Plot: Battlefield Baseball is a tough game–it doesn’t end until all the members on the opposing team are dead. In this game the Gedo High team is composed of blue-faced zombies, and their opponents on the Seido High team know they don’t have a chance at beating them unless they can bring back a star pitcher who has a lethal pitch called the Super Tornado, but who has hung up his cleats and has no desire to return to the game.
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To weird to watch, to rare to miss
OK let me get this out of the way first. Before watching this movie I thought it was going to be something like Shoalin Soccer but then with baseball. It has some similarities yet it’s a very different movie. It’s less action oriented and much more goofy. Ridiculous songs, characters straight out of a manga and a story of a 5 year old. I was left disappointed because I totally dig the idea of baseball with kung-fu moves.
It is very hard to describe this movie but I’ll try and explain why it’s so goofy. Everyone who dies in this movie comes back. One guy even comes back as a cyborg, because of “advanced technology” haha. There are like 2 or 3 songs in this movie and they have the most ridiculous lyrics. Then you have this guy who is something like a legend because he has the best pitch ever. A super tornado pitch or something like that. Now this is exactly why I was left disappointed because I was waiting for him to kill 1 or 2 bad guys with his super pitch but you never get to see it, only in his memories.
It has it’s funny moments but it’s so damn goofy that you’re sometimes scratching your head and wondering what the hell your watching.
Don’t expect shoalin soccer with baseball, but if your into Japanese goofiness then don’t miss it.
spoilin’ for baseball
The DVD opens with a parody of the whiskey advertising scene in “Lost in Translation”. How can one not like a film that parodies “Lost in Translation”.
Quality is irrelevant to this movie – practically everything is.
I have seen comments that this is a derivative film – derivative of what, I don’t know. There just seems to be an awful lot of funny movies coming out of Asia right now. We in America have lost our abilities to smile, along with our Bill of Rights, and our pensions. It’s good to know someone has a sense of humor.
There’s little doubt that this is not a baseball movie – except of course that it is. This ambiguity, or, if you prefer, paradox, analogously comparable to the difference between watching an old Jimmy Stewart film about a one-legged pitcher (perfect role for Jimmy Wang Yu) and getting dipped head first into a wood-chipper like Steve Buscemi in “Fargo”, is sustained largely through an obvious decision not to behave in any predictably Japanese manner, except of course insofar as the film satirizes every samurai film cliché one could think of and still wind up on the sunny-side of other films made elsewhere.
What I’m trying to say is, I had a lot of fun watching this film, even if i still don’t know what a super-tornado is or what it has to do with world peace.
There is no spoiler! Take a dump and go to sleep!
Original Language ja
Runtime 1 hr 27 min (87 min) (Japan)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Action, Comedy, Horror
Director Yudai Yamaguchi
Writer Isao Kiriyama, Gatarô Man, Ryuichi Takatsu
Actors Tak Sakaguchi, Atsushi Itô, Hideo Sakaki
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