Battle Royale

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Overview

Prepare for the ultimate Battle Royale experience with this comprehensive 4 disc set featuring over two hours of special features. In addition to offering both the Theatrical Cut and Director's Cut of Battle Royale, this release also features the sequel, Battle Royale II, and English-subtitled bonus materials.
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Overview

Prepare for the ultimate Battle Royale experience with this comprehensive 4 disc set featuring over two hours of special features. In addition to offering both the Theatrical Cut and Director's Cut of Battle Royale, this release also features the sequel, Battle Royale II, and English-subtitled bonus materials.
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Special Features

The making of Battle Boyale; Battle Royale press conference; Instructional video: Birthday version; Audition & 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 version
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jonathan Crow
If anything else, Kinji Fukasaku's Battle Royale is timely. Fukasaku capitalizes on the fear of children in contemporary Japanese society and savages it. Adults in this film are portrayed as petty and sadistic (such as Kitano), craven and selfish (as in Shuya's father who kills himself in a flashback), or simply absent. Instead of being given love, these teens are literally thrown into the wilderness and told to fend for themselves. To his credit, Fukasaku keeps the social commentary light and the film funny --surprising, given its subject matter. The film juxtaposes animalistic bloodletting with crushes, schoolyard cliques, and other cliches of teendom. Fukasaku also populates Battle with images that simply radiate with a certain pungent absurdism. The Battle Royale instructional video, for example, features an announcer sporting punky hair, a nose ring, bangled arms, and the grindingly sunny disposition of an airport stewardess on Ecstasy. The satirical elements of Battle Royale, however, lie uneasily alongside the inherent horror of the characters' predicament -- having to kill one's best friends in order to survive -- giving the film an oddly ambiguous tone. The result is that the viewer is unclear as to exactly how to react to the work; laughter often dies in one's throat. Perhaps because of the terrific darkness that Fukasaku evokes through the film's mid-section, Battle Royale's dénouement feels too pat and easy. Nothing short of a brisk march into the abyss would feel appropriate. Though not a work for Andy Griffith fans or Sound of Music enthusiasts, Battle Royale is a fascinating, disturbing film that will in turns make viewers laugh, jump, and cringe.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/20/2012
  • UPC: 013132456690
  • Original Release: 2000
  • Rating:

  • Source: Starz / Anchor Bay
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Alternate Wide Screen (1.78:1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English, Japanese
  • Time: 6:08:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 24,290

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tatsuya Fujiwara Shuya Nanahara
Aki Maeda Noriko Nakagawa
Taro Yamamoto Shougo Kawada
Masanobu Ando Kiriyama
Kou Shibasaki Mitsuko Souma
Chiaki Kuriyama Chigusa
Takeshi Kitano Kitano
Yamamoto Taru
Shibasaki Kou
Beat Takeshi
Ai Iwamura Smiling Winner
Ai Maeda Shiori Kitano
Sousuke Takaoka Hiroki Sugimura
Technical Credits
Kinji Fukasaku Director
Hirohide Abe Editor
Masamichi Amano Score Composer
Kobayashi Chie Co-producer, Producer
Kenta Fukasaku Co-producer
Kyoko Heya Production Designer
Teruo Kamaya Producer
Kimio Kataoka Co-producer
Yanagijima Katsumi Cinematographer
Fukusaku Kenta Producer
Fukasaku Kenta Screenwriter
Kataoka Kimio Producer
Hisao Nabeshima Co-producer, Producer
Masumi Okada Producer
Masao Sato Producer
Ikuro Takano Executive Producer
Katsumi Yanagishima Cinematographer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Battle Royale: The Complete Collection - Director's Cut
1. Main Title / Crazy World [7:29]
2. Battle Royale [13:13]
3. The Game Begins [8:16]
4. "It's Tough When Your Friends Die" [12:11]
5. Great Weapons [8:35]
6. The Coolest Girl in the World [7:55]
7. "I'm a Survivor" [4:23]
8. Suspicions Lead to Bloodshed [6:38]
9. "I'll Protect You" [10:47]
10. Blind Rage [15:05]
11. The Last Cookie / Epilogue [8:45]
12. End Credits [13:58]
Disc #2 -- Battle Royale: The Complete Collection - Theatrical Cut
1. Main Title / Crazy World [7:29]
2. Battle Royale [13:13]
3. The Game Begins [8:16]
4. "It's Tough When Your Friends Die" [12:11]
5. Great Weapons [8:35]
6. The Coolest Girl in the World [7:55]
7. "I'm a Survivor" [4:23]
8. Suspicions Lead to Bloodshed [6:38]
9. "I'll Protect You" [10:47]
10. Blind Rage [15:05]
11. The Last Cookie / Epilogue [8:45]
12. End Credits [13:58]
Disc #3 -- Battle Royale: The Complete Collection - Battle Royale II: Requiem
1. Main Title / The Arrival [8:33]
2. Preparing for War [17:58]
3. The Landing [11:36]
4. The Assault [15:04]
5. Survivors [11:58]
6. Merry Christmas Wild Seven [8:03]
7. Winners and Losers [9:41]
8. The Final Morning [8:58]
9. All Out War [9:37]
10. Consequences [9:06]
11. Game Over [10:36]
12. End Credits [5:32]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Battle Royale: The Complete Collection - Director's Cut
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   Set up
      Audio: Japanese Dolby Digital 5.1
      Audio: English Dolby Digital 5.1
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: None
   Scene Selections
Disc #2 -- Battle Royale: The Complete Collection - Theatrical Cut
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   Set up
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: None
   Scene Selections
Disc #3 -- Battle Royale: The Complete Collection - Battle Royale II: Requiem
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   Set up
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: None
   Scene Selections
Disc #4 -- Battle Royale: The Complete Collection - Special Features
   The Making of Battle Royale
   Battle Royale Press Conference
   Instructional Video: Birthday Version
   Audition & 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 Version
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      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: None
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Insanely wicked

    Based off of the japanese novel of the same name by Koushun Takami, this movie is a scary look at how far one would go to survive in a true life or death scenario. The characters backstories could have been explained more. In the end though that does not matter because the movie is that captivating. When it comes to sitting down during this movie all you need is the edge.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 26, 2012

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    I can only say one thing about Battle Royale. THIS MOVIE IS AMAZ

    I can only say one thing about Battle Royale. THIS MOVIE IS AMAZING!!! I am a big Hunger Games fan and when i finished it i was thinking "Is there any books like this"? I looked it up and found Battle Royale. I went to buy the book and it was HUMUNGOUS. It would take me a year to read that thing. So when i heard there was a movie i knew i had to buy it. It was just relieced in America and it is flippin awesome!!! The movie is about in the future in Japan, the economy has crashed, and there kids are out of line. So they make the BR ACT, 42 kids from different classes from 9th grade are chosen to participate in Battle Royale. A fight to the death on a abandoned island. They have these neck braces on there necks that will explode if there in a "Danger Zone", trying to get them off, or doing something " Naughty". They have three days to kill each other and if there are people remaining after the time limit, there braces will explode! And there will be no winner. They will get a backpack filled with food, water, a weapon ( Some get weapons like guns or bombs, and others get tracking devises, or binoculars), and a cumpous and map. So now they must fight to the death. Who will win. I defiantly recommend this movie and the book. Bye
    BYE THIS MOVIE!!!!!! P.S this movie is in Japanese so you will have to use subtitles. :)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    this movie will give you nightmares, but it's worth it!

    i loved this movie. a friend reccomended it to me, so i borrowed it, and watched it. if you dont like blood and gore of any kind, stay away from this movie. if you like action, blood, gore, and just a great movie in general, i suggest you get this movie.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Watched it streaming.. BUT

    i only want to buy this if it is the subbed version. with original japanese voices. Or... if you can change the language to japanese and the subtitle to english... can anybody tell me what this one is?

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Demented Lord of the Flies

    Action packed, emotional, political, stressful, romantic, gorey, and much more! WATCH IT!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Battle Royale 1

    This is the controversial movie based off of the manga series of the same name. We have a group of students including two dangerous transfer students, that are sent to an island and are told that they must play the ultimate survival game. It centers on all the characters as the game begins and secrets revealed. Shuya and Noriko along with one of two exchange students called Kawada try to survive and not be killed as they're being hunted down by some of the students and especially the other transfer student called Kiriyama. You have to watch the movie to understand what's going on and what the collar around their neck is for. My favorite characters are Shuya "actor who plays him played Light in Death Note", Noriko, Kawada and my absolute favorite Kiriyama. Tell me you didn't think of FFAC "Final Fantasy Advent Children" Reno when you saw him. Film is violent with gore.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 19, 2011

    Non committal

    I realize that it is the Christmas season but I still have not received this item even though it was shipped 11 days ago.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Hubby's fave(!!!), but won't play on our DVD

    I bought this for my hubby as it is one of his fave movies, but when we got it the movie wouldn't play in our DVD player. I think it is because of the regio code. Does anyone know if something needs to be set on the DVD player, or during the set-up on the DVD itself (maybe under the menu like with subtitles and such)? He would really like to get to watch his movie without having to buy another DVD player.

    The teacher is one of the stars on the spoof television show played on Spike TV where all of the voices are over-dubbed with humorous statements.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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