Echo Rift Podcast 048: Battle Royale vs. Hunger Games

Many people claim that Suzanne Collins stole the idea for The Hunger Games from a Japanese Book/Movie titled Battle Royale by author Toushun Takami. In this third installment of Girl Talk the girls get together and and compare the two films. Plus, we answer reader mail about Doctor Who and Regenerations. Past Hunger Games episodes include Episode 08: Girl Talk and Episode 26: Girl Talk Rises

Be sure to check out our comic, Hurry The Rabbitoid Knight: Prelude to Epilogue!

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Download Episode 48: Girl Talk Royale

00:34 – Intro
01:14 – Listener mail: Doctor Who Regenerations?
05:34 – Girl Talk Returns!
06:30 – Battle Royale Overview (Film Adaptation by Kinji Fukasaku)
07:47 – Similarities between Battle Royale and The Hunger Games as we see them
09:14 – Differences, noting we haven’t read the Battle Royale novel
11:47 – Comparing the Situations
13:24 – Brutality and Violence in Battle Royale – Melodrama in Japanese Drama
15:27 – Battle Royale is some kind of commentary on Teenagers
18:52 – Battle Royale’s Japanese Johnny Rotten and Victors
21:03 – There is NO Katniss Everdeen in Battle Royale
22:05 – So is Hunger Games a Rip Off?
24:56 – One of these movies is clearly Superior to the other
27:24 – We agree that Girls can have machine gun fights
27:40 – Suzanne Collins on Battle Royale
28:27 – Hasn’t EVERYONE seen The Running Man?!?
29:16 – Girl Talk OUT

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