I just noticed that Battle Royale
is in the library! I loved that movie (from a story which is thought to have inspired The Hunger Games
, though they have little in common other than the central throw-a-bunch-of-kids-into-an-arena-to-fight-to-the-death scenario). I really enjoyed that film, though it lacked the big budget Hollywood polish of Hunger Games
. It's in HD, though sadly only stereo sound, in Japanese with English subtitles (which you can turn off--never seen that in a foreign language film on Netflix before). Warning--it's pretty gory. I loved the song played over the credits so much that I had to track a download of it down, which wasn't easy ("Shizukana Hibi no Kaidan Wo (Climb the Stairs of Quiet Days)" by Dragon Ash).
They also have Battle Royale 2
, a sequel I never knew existed; I gotta watch it (though Netflix viewers who loved the first one generally did not like it)