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
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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
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.