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Re: The Battle Royale Thread (may contain spoilers)
« Reply #120 on: October 04, 2011, 05:09:07 AM »
Kind of amazed that a sequel even happened, yet feel like I shouldn't be.

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Re: The Battle Royale Thread (may contain spoilers)
« Reply #121 on: January 17, 2012, 06:39:24 PM »
Break out the credit cards, folks. It's time for a Blu-Ray version!

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BATTLE ROYALE Finally Receives American Release

Available for the First Time in North America on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download
Source: Anchor Bay Entertainment, Sue Procko Public Relations press release
Special Thanks to Ed Peters and Eric Becker

ONE OF THE MOST CONTROVERSIAL FILMS IN HISTORY FINALLY ARRIVES!


BATTLE ROYALE. A title that has shocked, thrilled and unnerved audiences. A film whose fiendishly simple premise has inspired many imitations, including the upcoming THE HUNGER GAMES motion picture. Based on the 1999 global best-seller by Koushun Takami, the futuristic tale first came to the screen in 2000, directed by the legendary Kinju Fukasaku. The violently poetic epic about an innocent group of Junior High students forced by the government to hunt and kill their classmates for sport was nominated for 10 Japanese Academy Awards, launched a global phenomenon, and banned from screens by frightened civic groups and distributors across America. Authors, filmmakers and film fans the world over consider the film and its 2003 sequel sacred cinematic classics. And now, fans can own them on high-definition Blu-ray and DVD!

FULL ARTICLE LINK - http://www.scifijapan.com/articles/2012/01/16/battle-royale-finally-receives-american-release/

RELEASE SPECS (all from the above-linked aritcle/web page):

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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: REQUIEM
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


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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: REQUIEM
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 DVD
Run Time: 194 minutes
Rating: Not Rated
Format: Full-Frame (1.33:1)
Audio: Japanese Dolby Surround 2.0
Subtitles: English



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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

*NB - I had to host the pics on ImageShack, as the Picroda is being blocked by the school division's web filters ("Adult Materials" was the reason that popped up on my screen when I tried to go to it). I'll re-host the pics after I get home later tonight (or if a CrackStaff member could do it sooner, that'd be awesome).

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Re: The Battle Royale Thread (may contain spoilers)
« Reply #122 on: January 26, 2012, 08:26:06 AM »
ahhhh i'm so excited! it has been so long since i've seen this movie cuz someone stole it from my library! now i have something to look forward to again....

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Re: The Battle Royale Thread (may contain spoilers)
« Reply #123 on: February 09, 2012, 02:32:18 PM »
One of the best movie,I've ever watch!!

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Re: The Battle Royale Thread (may contain spoilers)
« Reply #124 on: February 18, 2012, 08:06:34 AM »
I hope this get's a remake... like what's happening to classic american horror films...  :lol:

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Re: The Battle Royale Thread (may contain spoilers)
« Reply #125 on: April 15, 2012, 07:40:40 PM »
i got both of the films ages ago (im in the uk) i happened to see the 2nd film first and then the first film, i have to be honest and say that the first film kicks the crap out of the 2nd, i do know that the director of the first film died just as he started working on the 2nd so his son directed it insted.

im also sure what a company in the USA did i kind of remake but im not sure, it had that stone cold wrestler guy in it, i heard it was shit. i dont think it would be remade in the US coz its about students killing each other which might be a bit risky for a company to do over there

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Re: The Battle Royale Thread (may contain spoilers)
« Reply #126 on: April 15, 2012, 10:38:12 PM »
^lol that American movie is called The Condemned. It wasn't really a remake, but did have a lot of BR elements in it. And yes it was shit lol.


So has anyone gotten any of these new fancy repacks? I want to know how the special features and quality and shit is. I have an old HK copy I bought YEARS ago and wouldn't having a legit copy that looks all pretty and such :3

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Re: The Battle Royale Thread (may contain spoilers)
« Reply #127 on: April 16, 2012, 09:14:11 AM »
nice movie for this

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Re: The Battle Royale Thread (may contain spoilers)
« Reply #128 on: April 16, 2012, 03:54:38 PM »
An american remake only proves the japanese version's superiority... A japanese remake would be much, much better!

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Re: The Battle Royale Thread (may contain spoilers)
« Reply #129 on: April 25, 2012, 02:59:28 AM »
Just watched it again, i almost forgot how good it was. Almost.

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Re: The Battle Royale Thread (may contain spoilers)
« Reply #130 on: September 02, 2012, 03:33:29 AM »
I've now watched the film and read the manga. BR was my first manga and I really liked it, it was able to show off more themes than the movie and the art allowed some expressions that would be too hard to capture on film/write in words.

Gonna move on to the English translation of the book soon, I hope it really hammers in on the relationship between youth and adults. BR is just a great series of work.

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Re: The Battle Royale Thread (may contain spoilers)
« Reply #131 on: February 19, 2014, 02:02:18 PM »
Oh goodness. This film. I love it. Especially Mitsuko's character, she was insane and manipulative and you could tell she really wanted to win. I also watched the sequel, but it really wasn't worth the watch imo. It didn't seem that good to me. I've yet to read the manga and the book though, so I think I'll get onto that because I heard they're amazing.

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Re: The Battle Royale Thread (may contain spoilers)
« Reply #132 on: February 19, 2014, 11:06:02 PM »
watched this the other day  - i've seen it before, it was the first time seeing it for my friend. he liked it

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Re: The Battle Royale Thread (may contain spoilers)
« Reply #133 on: December 27, 2014, 04:21:09 AM »
br2 sux

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