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Battle Royale: Limited Edition Box Set (3 Discs)

Released on 13 December 2010

Featuring: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Aki Maeda & Tarô Yamamoto

Format: DVD | Rating: 18 years & over

4.0 out of 5 (1 customer review) | Write a review

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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]

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This Box-set DOES NOT contain both Battle Royale & Battle Royale II: Requiem!

By "Brand new restored High Definition transfer of both Films" it refers to the Theatrical & Director's Cut! This is only Battle Royale 1!

However, if you only really want Battle Royale 1 there is no better way to get it. Nice box and an awesome movie.

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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
LanguagesJapanese - DTS HD Master Audio (5.1)
Duration3 hours and 46 minutes (approx)
RegionRegion 2 - Will only play on European Region 2 or multi-region DVD players.