Paul, sorry. I realize "disturbing" may have sounded depreciatory, and believe me I wasn't submitting some sort of negative judgement. For the record, you and I are actually on the exact same beam. I'd even say I ran out of breath watching it. But fact is that it is a disturbing movie. How you would call that? Subversive, controversial? Anyhow, I seriously doubt Battle Royale would be allowed to be released in here. Violence involving kids must be the biggest taboo. Many leagues of morale wouldn't take it, there's still some kind of traumatism regarding everything that touches children. Only in Japan you see these things. But I don't mind that at all. Those are usually the better subjects of them all to make an interesting movie. Especially if the subject is treated with an undeniable estethical and lyric talent. I may buy the DVD myself one of these days.