Yohei Fukuda’s Death Tube may feature a live online killer site but to have classroom-style obstacle races passing off as cutting-edge reality games and where killings involve poison and shootings – that’s really old school. Stephen Tan reviews.

The Saw series has so much to answer for. Death Tube (aka X-Game, 2010) is a website that shows real-time murders and has a chat-room function that allows viewers to add their comments. According to fans, using a number of overseas servers to avoid detection, the site is online only a couple of times a year for a week. The film then opens promisingly with a man strapped on a table and is decapitated.

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