Jigoku k˘shien (Battlefield Baseball)
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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 murderous zombie team from Gedo High, a team that makes up its own deadly rules, and he considers… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 78%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's purposely, triumphantly stupid."
‑ Erik Lundegaard, Seattle Times
"...very funny ... but it wears out its welcome ..."
‑ Andy Klein, Los Angeles CityBeat
"Not just excessively campy, but patently absurd, redeemed only by its sporadic fits of hilarity."
‑ Brian Mckay, eFilmCritic.com
"Zombies, bad musical numbers, a talking dog, cyborgs, misleading flashbacks, dismemberment and baseball? I'm there even if it goes beyond silly at times."
‑ Dan Fienberg, Zap2it.com
"Can dismemberment be cute? Put it on a baseball diamond and the answer is... sort of."
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.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..."
‑ Staci Layne Wilson, Horror.com
"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..."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
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