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Sunday, March 25 2012

In the blockbuster film The Hunger Games young people are forced to fight to the death on live television. If your among the millions of "Game" fans you might want to check out the following movies:

Series 7:The Contenders (2001) - I love this movie, it speaks to my total hatred of reality television. Six people are chosen at random at forced to hunt and kill each other on a top rated TV show. Sound familiar? Click here to see the trailer


Death Race 2000 (1975) - My favorite Roger Corman production. Starring Sylvester Stallone and David Carradine. Costumed characters take part in a cross country road race in which points are scored by running down innocent pedestrians.


Rollerball (1975) - Another classic from the 1970's. James Caan kicks ass in a society where a brutal game called Rollerball is the national pastime

Battle Royale  (2001) -Japanese thrillers can be pretty weird. This one is downright creepy and disturbing.  In a future where society is on the verge of collapse, the government takes drastic action against rebellious teenagers by rounding up 9th graders at random and forcing them to kill each other. Rumor has it there is a Hollywood remake in the works .

Running Man (1987) -  A wrongly convicted man must survive a televised public execution gauntlet, think WWF with flamethrowers and chainsaws. The stellar cast includes Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dweezil Zappa, Mick Fleetwood, Jim Brown and my personal favorite, Richard Dawson as the evil gameshow host.


Posted by: John Nelson AT 08:10 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email

John Nelson is a Seattle area voice actor and broadcaster with extensive experience voicing commercials, video games and corporate videos