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    BATTLE ROYALE Limited Edition on UK DVD and Blu-ray

    Japanese school students are forced to kill each other in BATTLE ROYALE, the controversial and acclaimed 2000 box office hit. The film will be released in the United Kingdom this month as 3-disc DVD and Blu-ray collector`s sets. Photo courtesy of The Associates. © 2000 Toei Co., Ltd.

    Deluxe Release of Kinji Fukasaku`s Cult Classic Arrives December 13th Source: The Associates press release Official Site: Arrow Films

    Packaging for the BATTLE ROYALE Limited Edition DVD. Photo courtesy of The Associates. © 2000 Toei Co., Ltd.

    The cult Japanese movie that defines twisted action and sickening violence is ready to shock you all over again. Arrow Video`s BATTLE ROYALE Limited Edition DVD and Blu-Ray will be released on 13th December 2010 in the United Kingdom. Both format releases feature brand new restored high definition transfers of both the Theatrical Cut and Director`s Cut, brand new subtitle translations, limited edition packaging numbered #/5000 with certificate and a whole host of new and exclusive extra features. In a world where teenagers have no respect and adults are losing control there can be only one solution: Battle Royale! Now, see what happens when you let a high school class loose on an island, arm them and then give them a simple choice... Kill your friends or have them kill you; with poison, crossbows, machetes and dynamite. ‘Beat’ Takeshi Kitano (VIOLENT COP, ZATOICHI) is a teacher pushed to the edge by his unruly charges. Kidnapped and gassed, his class wake up with exploding metal rings around their necks. If they rebel, they could lose their heads. Now they have three days and only one is permitted to survive this grisly battle to the death. Directed by the master of 70s Yakuza thrillers Kinji Fukasaku and featuring KILL BILL star Chiaki Kuriyama, BATTLE ROYALE is the movie that helped to define extreme Asian cinema in the 21st Century. BATTLE ROYALE Limited Edition (cert. 18) will be released on Blu-ray (Region B/2) for £29.99 and DVD (Region 2, PAL) for £24.99.

    UK Blu-ray cover art. Photo courtesy of The Associates. © 2000 Toei Co., Ltd.

    Disc One • Theatrical Cut • 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 Two • Special Edition (Director`s Cut) • Special edition trailer • TV Spot: Tarantino version • shooting the Special Edition • Takeshi Kitano interview • the correct way to make Battle Royale (Birthday version) • Tokyo international film festival presentation Disc Three • Opening day at Maro No Uchi Toei movie theatre • the slaughter of 42 high school students • premier 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 Plus • 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 Koushan 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 drawing for the limited edition set (LE Exclusive) • 5 x7" Postcards of stills from the film (LE Exclusive) • Fold-out reversible poster of original artwork

    Kitano (Takeshi Kitano) enjoys telling his former students they`ve been selected for the Battle Royale program. Photo courtesy of The Associates. © 2000 Toei Co., Ltd.

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