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Battle Royale: Limited Edition Box Set (3 Discs) (Blu-ray)

Released on 13 December 2010

Featuring: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Aki Maeda & Tarô Yamamoto

Format: Blu-ray | Rating: 18 years & over

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At the dawn of the new millennium, Japan is in a state of near-collapse. Unemployment is at an all-time high, and violence amongst the nation's youth is spiralling out of control. With school children boycotting their lessons and physically abusing their teachers, a beleagured and near-defeated government decides to introduce a radical new measure: the Battle Royale Act.

Overseen by a former teacher, (Takeshi Kitano), and requiring that a randomly chosen school class be taken to a deserted island and forced to fight each other to the death, the Act dictates that only one pupil be allowed to survive the punishment. He or she will return, not as the victor, but as the ultimate proof of the lengths to which the government are prepared to go to curb the tide of juvenile disobediance.

One of the most controversial films of all time, clever, creepy and ultra-violent, Battle Royale is the jewel in the crown of Japanese Shock Cinema.

Disc 1: Theatrical Cut
Disc 2: Special Edition (Director's Cut)
  • Suitable for 18 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 18. By purchasing this product, you declare that you are 18 years of age and over.
  • Battle Royale: Limited Edition Box Set

  • Region 0
  • Brand New Restored Transfer In Glorious High Definition 1080p Of Both Films
  • Brand New Subtitle Translation On Both Features
  • Limited Edition Packaging Numbered #/5000 With Certificate
  • Limited Edition Exclusive Special Features
  • 5x7" Postcards Of Stills From The Film [Le Exclusive]
  • Fold-Out Reversible Poster Of Original Artwork
  • Disc 1: Theatrical Cut - Special Features:
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • The Making Of Battle Royale: The Experience Of 42 High School Students
  • Conducting Battle Royale With The Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Disc 2: Special Edition (Director's Cut) - Special Features:
  • Special Edition Trailer
  • TV Spot: Tarantino Version
  • Shooting The Special Edition
  • Takeshi Kitano Interview
  • The Correct Way To Make Battle Royale [Birthday Verion]
  • Tokyo International Film Festival Presentation
  • Disc 3: Special Features:
  • Opening Day At Maru No Uchi Toei Movie Theatre
  • The Slaughter Of 42 High School Students
  • Premiere Press Conference
  • The Correct Way To Fight In Battle Royale
  • Royale Rehearsals
  • Masamichi Amano Conducts Battle Royale
  • Special Effects Comparison
  • Behind The Scenes Featurette
  • Filming On Set
  • TV Spots, Promos And Commercials
  • Kinji Fukasaku Trailer Reel
  • 32 Page Comic
  • 36 Page Booklet Including:
  • 'A Battle Without An End' By Tom Mes, Author Of 'The Midnight Eye Guide To New Japanese Film'
  • Printed Interview With Director Kinji Fukasaku
  • 'Today's Lesson Is... You Kill Each Other' By Jay Mcroy, Author Of 'Japanese Horror Cinema' [Le Exclusive]
  • Extract From Koushun Takami's Original Novel [Le Exclusive]
  • Original Promotional Material Including Director's Statement, Cast And Crew Biogs [Le Exclusive]
  • 16 Page Booklet Including:
  • Concept Artwork And Drawings For The Limited Edition Set [Le Exclusive]

customer Reviews

 Average rating (11 reviews)

 "..B R I L L I A N T.."

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This is indeed one of the best Japanese movies ever made and certainly one of the most famous and well loved Japanese films that you always here about! A very well made movie about a class of school kids all thrown on an island to play for a game of death as the last one standing, the cast is fantastic, the violence is amazing and shocking and overall is a classic movie and must be seen by all, this package is certainly the best for any bluray in 2010 with some amazing extras and bonus goodies that any fan could possibly want, plus the brilliant picture transfer. MUST BUY!

 A top release!

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Arrow have certainly pulled out all the stops for this release.

Three discs, two versions of the superb film and a whole host of informative special features to check out - as well as some cool additional bits and pieces.

The packaging has been carefully prepared with original artwork inspired by the films featuring some of the students and various weapons...and blood. Lots of blood. The single digipaks for each disc is a nice touch as well rather than the usual fold out style boxsets.

A nice feature that appeals to most fans of any film is a limited numbered edition. This package contains a certificate with your own sets reference number.
Also included is a double-sided poster, comic book which acts as a prequel to the film, a booklet with artwork and another booklet with critical response/reviews.

The picture quality looks great and is vastly improved from the DVD version. Audio is good, although this isn't what I'd class as an audio dependent film - so can't really hear much a difference between this and my DVD copy.

The one thing I will say is keep your original DVD copy as this Blu-Ray features new translations on both versions of the film. So it is interesting to watch both versions to see the differences they made with the dialogue.

 Great Blu-ray set - shame about the box

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Excellent set, loads of decent extras and really good picture / sound quality. Worth the upgrade if you've only got the dvd.

Only issue I have is the box is standard DVD size and looks crap on my shelf amongst the rest of my Blu-ray collection. Shame.

 Battle Royale Blu Ray Limited Edition

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Absolutely fantastic box set of a classic film.Arrow films have once again gone to great lenghts to bring out a classy product.Transfer not as good as i expected but this limited edition is a must buy.Can't wait for Ant & Dec to host the real version!!!!!

 Epic film in an epic boxset :)

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Epic film in an epic boxset :)
One of my all time favourite films got handed a great transfer and super soundtrack

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ActorsTatsuya Fujiwara, Aki Maeda, Tarô Yamamoto, Chiaki Kuriyama, Sosuke Takaoka, Takashi Tsukamoto, Yukihiro Kotani, Eri Ishikawa, Sayaka Kamiya, Aki Inoue, Takayo Mimura, Yutaka Shimada, Ren Matsuzawa, Hirohito Honda & Ryou Nitta
DirectorKinji Fukasaku
Certificate18 years and over
Year2000
ScreenWidescreen
LanguagesJapanese - DTS-HD Master Audio (5.1)
SubtitlesEnglish
Duration3 hours and 46 minutes (approx)