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Here's Where You Can Watch As The Gods Will

Pretty much everyone has either watched or heard about the new South Korean Netflix series "Squid Game." The show follows 456 people who all have extensive debt as they are put into a deadly competition that promises one winner extreme wealth, but only if they survive a series of children's games with a violent twist. "Squid Game" has both critics and audiences raving, with a 94% Certified Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes and plenty of deep dives and theories going around about the meaning behind the show's extensive story. 

But of course, with every successful project comes intense analysis and negative criticism, and "Squid Game" is no different. One thing many people pointed out was the similarity between the show and a Japanese film called "As The Gods Will," which was released in 2014. Both the show and film feature childhood games turned deadly, with the characters fighting one another for survival, although NME reports that director Hwang Dong-hyuk addressed the claims and stated that there aren't really any similarities beyond that, and the series was also in development way before "As The Gods Will" was. 

Even so, this connection between "Squid Game" and "As The Gods Will" has brought new attention to the underrated Japanese film, with many more people wanting to check out the movie. If you happen to be one of those people, here's where you can watch "As The Gods Will" right now. 

As The Gods Will is only available to purchase right now

Directed by Takashi Miike, "As The Gods Will" stars Sota Fukushi and Hirona Yamazaki as classmates and friends Shun Takahata and Ichika Akimoto, whose boring yet normal life is completely upended when their teacher's head explodes, kickstarting a deadly competition with no reason why. The film is based on the first story arc of the manga of the same name by Muneyuki Kaneshiro and Akeji Fujimura. 

If you want to check out the movie, there are currently only a few places where you can find "As The Gods Will." The film is not available on any streaming services right now in the US, but you can purchase it digitally on Vudu, both in SD and HDX, with the first option going for $9.99, while the higher quality version is $14.99. Along with that, you have the option to watch it in its original Japanese or an English dubbed version. You can also purchase a physical copy of "As The Gods Will," for those who still have a DVD or Blu-ray player. The movie is available for purchase as a DVD, Blu-ray, and Digital HD set at both Funimation and Amazon, which both run for around $27. 

While this is how you can watch "As The Gods Will" right now, the rise in interest will likely lead the film to arrive on some streaming network in the near future, so keep an eye out.