Although this film contains more stronger scenes of violence than rambo 1,2,3 and 4 put together, this is an art house classic.
The violence in this film is totally over the top, but because it is in black and white, the killings seem more artistic rather than horrific.
If this had of been in color, then in some respects, it might have been a bit too much, Battle Royale 2 is in color, but it didn't seem as violent as the first one.
This is the Japanese version of Saw only BETTER.
Once you get through the first killings, this does go into art.
If you have a weak stomach, do not watch this movie, if you haven't seen this before, and into action movies, watch this.
It has to be one of the best forgein films ever and should have been up for an oscar, but due to the violent nature of the film, they wouldn't have had the guts.
Just remember kiddies, this is only a film portrayed by actors/actress so thay are not really dead.
Or are they?...............