RELEASE DATE: March 20, 2012
In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary “Battle Royale” act. 42 Students, Three Days, One Survivor, No Rules. Clever, creepy and ultra-violent, Battle Royale, one of the most controversial cult films ever made, is available in North America for the first time!
This 4-disc collection includes Battle Royale Director’s and Theatrical Cuts with both Japanese and English language tracks & subtitles. Plus, Battle Royale II with both Japanese and English language tracks & subtitles and over 2 hours of bonus content!
Anchor Bay is also offering just the first Battle Royale on Blu-ray & DVD for those who don’t care for the sequel or the extras. The standalone will most likely still have the Director’s and Theatrical Cuts, as well as the Japanese and English language tracks. Click here to see the cover for the standalone version.
Battle Royale is directed by Kinji Fukasaku (Tora! Tora! Tora!) and starring Tatsuya Fujiwara, Aki Maeda, Taro Yamamoto, Masanobu Ando, Takeshi Kitano, Kou Shibasaki and Chiaki Kuriyama. Read cityonfire.com’s reviews for Battle Royale and Battle Royale II.
Update: AICN uploaded the U.S. trailer. Why have a trailer for a movie you’re only releasing DTV? Hell if I know…