Jigoku k˘shien (Battlefield Baseball)
Jigoku k˘shien (Battlefield Baseball) (2003)

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… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 2003
DVD Release Date: May 31, 2005
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Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Erik Lundegaard
Seattle Times

It's purposely, triumphantly stupid.

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Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat

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

Brian Mckay

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

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Dan Fienberg

Zombies, bad musical numbers, a talking dog, cyborgs, misleading flashbacks, dismemberment and baseball? I'm there even if it goes beyond silly at times.

Christopher Null

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

Staci Layne Wilson

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

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Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

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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Flixster Audience Score: 60% Flixster User Reviews
Tsubaki Sanjuro
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.
Anthony Valletta
Low production values and bad editing hurt this cult comedy action film, but it does manage a few laughs.
A.D. Villarreal
Only for fans of Troma films and bad anime. It had a few inspired moments but its too dumb for its own good.
JY Skacto
Typical high school baseball team must challenge the most brutal baseball team ever. Hilarious! No thinking involved. The funniest movie that I have ever… More