In the horror-comedy film “Deadball,” 17-year-old Jubeh Yakyu is a feared delinquent sent to Pterodactyl Juvenile Reformatory after a crime spree. Once there, he learns his late brother Musashi also spent time in the brutal institution, run by the sadistic Headmistress Ishihara.

Forced into joining the prison’s baseball team under life-threatening conditions, Jubeh agrees to play in a high-stakes game against a team of lethal female delinquents. As he steps onto the field, he faces not only his opponents but also his own troubled past, leading to a climactic showdown that blends horror and comedy.

Deadball | July 15, 2011 (Canada) 5.2
Director: Yudai YamaguchiWriter: Keita Tokaji, Yudai YamaguchiStars: Tak Sakaguchi, Mari Hoshino, Miho NinagawaSummary: Baseball prodigy Jubeh Yakyu (Tak Sakaguchi) is the most feared and dangerous juvenile delinquent in all of Japan. After accidentally causing the death of his father with a super-powered, deadly fireball pitch, Jubeh swore off baseball and became a criminal and now, at 17, has been sent to the Pterodactyl Juvenile Reformatory for hardened criminals. Headmistress Ishihara, the granddaughter of a World War II Nazi collaborator, runs the institution with an iron fist and the enthusiastic help of her sadistic assistant, Ilsa. After arriving at the hellhole, Jubeh soon learns from governor Mifune that his long-lost, younger brother Musashi had also done time there after a murder spree, but had since died mysteriously.


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