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Post by dyrewolfe on Thu 16 Mar 2017, 4:21 pm

A Russian TV network is to launch a new survival show, loosely based on the book / film franchise.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/38342421/russia-does-the-hunger-games-for-real-in-siberia-but-no-guns-are-allowed

The competition will be held in Siberia and feature 20 men and women, who will have to survive for 9 months, with a limited amount of equipment. They are also given survival training beforehand by retired GRU Spetnaz soldiers. The contestants will have to survive from 1 July 2017 until 1 April 2018 in temperatures which can fall to -40C. They are allowed to take knives, but not firearms.

Participants either have to pay 10 million roubles (£130,000) or be voted in by viewers. They also have to sign a "release of liability" document, absolving the network of any responsibility, in the event they are injured, or die. If they want to leave at any time, they can hit a "panic button" on the satellite phones they are equipped with.

The area of forest in Novosibirsk will have remote cameras set up all over and each contestant will carry a portable camera.

Just like the Hunger Games movies, viewers can donate gifts to their favourite participants.

The winner takes home 100 million roubles, or if there is more than one participant left, the prize money is shared.
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Post by Scottrf on Thu 16 Mar 2017, 4:24 pm

This is fantastic. Shame they couldn't get the participants exempt from the law.

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Post by navyblueshorts on Thu 16 Mar 2017, 5:07 pm

Really? With any luck they'll be sued by the makers of the real film franchise (scheiss though it is).
I could go for it, however, if the contestants included Putin, Bliar, Dubya, Erdogan, Assad, Netanyahu, the entire Al-Saud family, Trump etc etc...
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Post by Galted on Thu 16 Mar 2017, 8:31 pm

navyblueshorts wrote:Really? With any luck they'll be sued by the makers of the real film franchise (scheiss though it is).
I could go for it, however, if the contestants included Putin, Bliar, Dubya, Erdogan, Assad, Netanyahu, the entire Al-Saud family, Trump etc etc...

The makers of the real film franchise were very fortunate not to be sued by the makers of Battle Royale as the former was a shameless and vastly inferior rip-off.

I'd also be up for it if it included all the f*ckwits from Dave who don't realise that they're not funny.
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Post by Hero on Thu 16 Mar 2017, 8:34 pm

Agree with Galted, Battle Royale absolutely pees all over the Hunger Games franchise.

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Post by dyrewolfe on Thu 16 Mar 2017, 10:23 pm

Hero wrote:Agree with Galted, Battle Royale absolutely pees all over the Hunger Games franchise.


But...but...Battle Royale doesn't have Jennifer Lawrence... Wink
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Post by Derbymanc on Fri 17 Mar 2017, 8:27 am

But they aren't they both just a rip off of Lord of the Flies ;-)

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Post by navyblueshorts on Fri 17 Mar 2017, 8:45 am

Galted wrote:
navyblueshorts wrote:Really? With any luck they'll be sued by the makers of the real film franchise (scheiss though it is).
I could go for it, however, if the contestants included Putin, Bliar, Dubya, Erdogan, Assad, Netanyahu, the entire Al-Saud family, Trump etc etc...

The makers of the real film franchise were very fortunate not to be sued by the makers of Battle Royale as the former was a shameless and vastly inferior rip-off.

I'd also be up for it if it included all the f*ckwits from Dave who don't realise that they're not funny.
Ah. Forgot about them. OK, so they can sue whatever Russians are supposedly making this then...
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