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Anchor Bay To Release 'Battle Royale' To The US For The First Time On Blu-ray/DVD

We've got some real exciting news to pass along especially if your into to Japanese horror. So get out a pen and a piece of paper and mply mark down these numbers - 320, because on March 20th Anchor Bay Entertainment is proudly bringing Battle Royale and the Battle Royale: The Complete Collection to Blu-ray and DVD for the first time EVER in North America.

Battle Royale is a title that has not only shocked, thrilled and unnerved audiences but also inspired many filmmaker to imitate it's concept, including the upcoming film The Hunger Games. Based on the 1999 global best-seller by Koushun Takami, the futuristic tale first came to the screen in 2000, directed by the legendary Kinju Fukasaku. Authors, filmmakers and film fans the world over conder the film and its 2003 sequel Battle Royale II: Requiem sacred cinematic clascs. And now, fans can own them on high-definition Blu-ray and DVD! A three disc Blu-ray plus bonus DVD set will have a SRP of $49.99 and a SRP $44.98 for the four disc DVD. Battle Royale will also be released separately on a ngle disc Blu-ray with a SRP of $29.99 and DVD for a SRP of $24.98

42 Students, Three Days, One Survivor – No Escape. Welcome to the World of Battle Royale

Check out all the deets and artwork below!!

Battle Royale

In the near future, the economy has collapsed, unemployment has soared and juvenile crime has exploded. Fearful of their nation’s youth, the Japanese government passes The BR Law: Each year, a 9th grade class is sent to a remote island where they will be locked into exploding neck collars, given a random weapon and forced to hunt and kill each other until there is only one survivor left. Chiaki Kuriyama (Kill Bill) and screen legend Takeshi Kitano (Boiling Point, Brother) star in the movie that has been argued, acclaimed and banned around the world. More than a decade later, it remains one of the most savage, shocking and emotionally powerful films of all time. Now experience the complete Director’s Cut of Kinji Fukasaku’s uncomproming masterpiece – nominated for 10 Japanese Academy Awards® – available uncensored and unrated for the first time ever in America.

Battle Royale: The Complete Collection

In 2000, director Kinji Fukasaku unleashed Battle Royale, his violently poetic epic about an innocent group of junior high students forced by the government to hunt and kill their classmates for sport. It launched a global phenomenon and was banned from screens by frightened civic groups and distributors across America. Three years later, the equally disturbing sequel – featuring a new class, new rules and a brutal terrorist plot by the first film’s young survivors – triggered its own tragic firestorm around the world. Now for the first time ever, you can see it all: Experience the entire Battle Royale saga on four discs that forever blasts open one of the most potent, shocking and savagely influential sagas in motion picture history.

Special Features: Battle Royale: The Complete Collection’s Four-Disc Set

Battle Royale Director’s Cut with both Japanese and English language tracks and English subtitles Battle Royale Theatrical Cut with both Japanese and English language tracks and English subtitles Battle Royale II with Japanese language and English subtitles Battle Royale Bonus Content with Japanese language and English subtitles The Making of Battle Royale Battle Royale Press Conference Instructional Video: Birthday Veron Audition and Rehearsal Footage Special Effects Comparison Featurette Tokyo International Film Festival 2000 Battle Royale Documentary Basketball Scene Rehearsals Behind-The-Scenes Featurette Filming On-Set Original Theatrical Trailer Special Edition TV Spot TV Spot: Tarantino Veron

Special Features Battle Royale ngle-Disc Edition

Director’s Cut with Japanese and English language and English subtitles

With impeccable direction by three-time ‘Director of the Year’ Kinji Fukasaku and featuring high-quality acting performances from every angle, Battle Royale: The Complete Collection is as cunning as it is ruthless, offering a unique and brutal depiction of what people are capable of when imminent death is everywhere you look.

Source: HorrorBid
Anonymous Monday 1/09/2012 at 09:18 PM | 89200
O_O Well I'll be....
DestinationoftheDead Monday 1/09/2012 at 09:26 PM | 89201
Well its about damn time. I still have my official Battle Royal t shirt that I got when I was like 15 or 16 (one of the characters from Wrong Turn 2, I believe it was, wore it).....Good times.
Nick Death Monday 1/09/2012 at 09:32 PM | 89203
I already own the Korean Battle Royale Box Set with BR and BRII on DVD, and I own the superb Arrow Video Limited Collector's Edition Blu-ray Box Set on Blu-ray, and now I'm going to also purchase this 4-Disc Blu-ray Set!

I can't get enough Battle Royale in my life haha

I really dig that artwork for the 4-Disc Blu-ray set, very nice!
xthekrakenx Tuesday 1/10/2012 at 02:38 PM | 89235