Because nobody has started an online petition to stop us, we have once again found a way onto another podcast covering that wonderful Asian cinema stuff we all love. In episode 51 of The Projection Booth, regular hosts Mike, Rob, and I get together to cover one of the highest profile Japanese films of the last decade, Battle Royale (2000). Lots of interesting tidbits, memories, and analysis of the film, its director (the late, great Kinji Fukasaku), the novel, the manga, and the electric toothbrush set. (just kidding about that last item, but one may exist).
A real special treat for this episode is a brief interview with renowned translator, film subtitler, and filmmaker Linda Hoaglund who lends perspective into Fukasaku as a filmmaker, as well as the making of Battle Royale, and the challenges of subtitling it.
This episode can be downloaded on The Projection Booth’s website here as well as iTunes and Stitcher Radio.