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Battle Royale 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray

Battle Royale 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray

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This set features both the original theatrical version and the special edition director's cut of the movie.

The kids of Third Year Class-B Shiroiwa Junior High School are back, in a 4K restoration of the classic cult shocker adapted from the controversial novel by Koushun Takami.

Presenting an alternate dystopian vision of turn-of-the-millennium Japan, Battle Royale follows the 42 junior high school students selected to take part in the government's annual Battle Royale programme, established as an extreme method of addressing concerns about juvenile delinquency. Dispatched to a remote island, they are each given individual weapons (ranging from Uzis and machetes to pan lids and binoculars), food and water, and the order to go out and kill each other. Every player is fitted with an explosive collar around their neck, imposing a strict three-day time limit on the deadly games in which there can only be one survivor. Overseeing the carnage is 'Beat' Takeshi Kitano (Sonatine, Hana-bi, Zatoichi) as the teacher pushed to the edge by his unruly charges.

Playing like a turbo-charged hybrid of Lord of the Flies and The Most Dangerous Game, the final completed work by veteran yakuza-film director Kinji Fukasaku (Battles without Honor and Humanity, Graveyard of Honor) helped launch a new wave of appreciation for Asian cinema in the 21st century.

SKU: 5027035025308

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Actors: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Aki Maeda, Tarô Yamamoto

Director: Kinji Fukasaku

Special Features: Audio commentary by critics Tom Mes and Jasper Sharp, Coming of Age: Battle Royale and 20, Bloody Education: Kenta Fukasaku on Battle Royale, The Making of Battle Royale: The Experience of 42 High School Students, The Slaughter of 42 High School Students - a look behind the scenes of the shoot, Behind the scenes footage with comments from the cast and crew, Filming on Set, Conducting Battle Royale with the Warsaw National Philharmonic, Shooting the Special Edition, Royale Rehearsals, Masamichi Amano Conducts Battle Royale, Takeshi Kitano Interview, The Correct Way to Fight in Battle Royale, The Correct Way To Make 'Battle Royale": Birthday Version, Premiere Press Conference, Tokyo International Film Festival Presentation with footage from the gala screening, Opening Day at the Marunouchi Toei Movie Theatre, Special Effects Comparison showing how the film's violent killings were created, Original trailers and TV spots, Kinjo Fukasaku trailer reel, Image gallery

Release Year: 2000

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Format: 4K Ultra HD

Label: Arrow Video

Region Coding: Region B

Language: Japanese

Subtitles: English

Case Type: Blu-Ray Case

Technical Details

Run Time: 114 / 122 mins

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Video Format: PAL

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