Battle Royale Coming to Blu-ray and DVD

Battle Royale Coming to Blu-ray and DVD

 

Available for the first time in North America on Blu-ray™, DVD and digital download on March 20th from Anchor Bay Entertainment

 

“If you love The Hunger Games, BATTLE ROYALE sets the stage.  One of the best – and most violent – genre films ever made.  It’s also a hell of a lot of fun.”

Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly

 

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 was nominated for 10 Japanese Academy Awards®, launched a global phenomenon, and 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 4 discs that forever blasts open one of the most potent, shocking and savagely influential sagas in motion picture history. And now, fans can own them on high-definition Blu-ray™ and DVD!

On March 20th, Anchor Bay Entertainment proudly brings the Battle Royale: The Complete Collection to Blu-ray™ and DVD for the first time in North America. Featuring state-of-the-art HD transfers, hi-res audio and a wealth of bonus features that delve deep into this truly international phenomenon – the three disc Blu-ray™ plus bonus DVD set has an SRP of $49.99 and an SRP $44.98 for the four disc DVD.  Battle Royale will also be released separately on Blu-ray™ for an SRP of $29.99 and DVD for an SRP of $24.98.  Pre-Book on both is February 22.  Battle Royale will be available digitally via select outlets including iTunes® and Xbox LIVE®.

 Battle Royale Synopsis

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 uncompromising masterpiece – nominated for 10 Japanese Academy Awards® – available uncensored and unrated for the first time ever in America.


                               

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.

 

 

Battle Royale: The Complete Collection’s four disc set in collectible high-end packaging will include:

  • 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

 

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

The Battle Royale release will include:

  • Director’s Cut with Japanese and English language and English subtitles

 

 

Battle Royale Blu-ray and DVD Specs:

BATTLE ROYALE: The Complete Collection Blu-ray (3 disc plus bonus DVD)

Genre:                         Action/Drama, Thriller

Street Date:                 March 20, 2012

Pre-book:                     February 22, 2012

SRP:                            $49.99

Cat #:                          BD24401

UPC:                           0 1313 24401-9 4

 

Disc 1 – Battle Royale Director’s Cut:

Run Time:                   122 minutes

Rating:                        Not Rated

Format:                        Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1)

Audio:                         Japanese Dolby TrueHD 7.1 and English Dolby TrueHD 5.1

Subtitles:                     English

 

Disc 2 – Battle Royale Theatrical Cut:

Run Time:                   113 minutes

Rating:                        Not Rated

Format:                        Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1)

Audio:                         Japanese and English Dolby TrueHD 5.1

Subtitles:                     English

 

Disc 3 – Battle Royale II: Revenge Director’s Cut:

Run Time:                   133 minutes

Rating:                        Not Rated

Format:                        Anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1)

Audio:                         Japanese Dolby TrueHD 5.1

Subtitles:                     English

 

Disc 4 – Battle Royale Special Features DVD:

Run Time:                   194 minutes

Rating:                        Not Rated

Format:                        Full-Frame (1.33:1)

Audio:                         Japanese Dolby Surround 2.0

Subtitles:                     English

 

BATTLE ROYALE: The Complete Collection DVD (4 disc)

Genre:                         Action/Drama, Thriller

Street Date:                 March 20, 2012

Pre-book:                     February 22, 2012

SRP:                            $44.98

Cat #:                          DV24566

UPC:                           0 1313 24566-9 0

 

Disc 1 – Battle Royale Director’s Cut:

Run Time:                   122 minutes

Rating:                        Not Rated

Format:                        Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1)

Audio:                         Japanese and English Dolby Digital 5.1

Subtitles:                     English

 

Disc 2 – Battle Royale Theatrical Cut:

Run Time:                   113 minutes

Rating:                        Not Rated

Format:                        Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1)

Audio:                         Japanese and English Dolby Digital 5.1

Subtitles:                     English

 

Disc 3 – Battle Royale II: Revenge Director’s Cut:

Run Time:                   133 minutes

Rating:                        Not Rated

Format:                        Anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1)

Audio:                         Japanese Dolby Digital 5.1

Subtitles:                     English

 

Disc 4 – Battle Royale Special Features:

Run Time:                   194 minutes

Rating:                        Not Rated

Format:                        Full-Frame (1.33:1)

Audio:                         Japanese Dolby Surround 2.0

Subtitles:                     English

 

BATTLE ROYALE Director’s Cut Blu-ray

Genre:                         Action/Drama, Thriller

Street Date:                 March 20, 2012

Pre-book:                     February 22, 2012

Cat. #:                         BD23767

UPC:                           0 1313 23767-9 0

Run Time:                   122 minutes

Rating:                        Not Rated

SRP:                            $29.99

Format:                        Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1)

Audio:                         Japanese Dolby TrueHD 7.1 and English Dolby TrueHD 5.1

Subtitles:                     English

 

 

BATTLE ROYALE Director’s Cut DVD

Genre:                         Action/Drama, Thriller

Street Date:                 March 20, 2012

Pre-book:                     February 22, 2012

Cat. #:                         DV23762

UPC:                           0 1313 23762-9 5

Run Time:                   122 minutes

Rating:                        Not Rated

SRP:                            $24.98

Format:                        Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1)

Audio:                         Japanese and English Dolby Digital 5.1

Subtitles:                     English


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