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    BATTLE ROYALE II: REQUIEM on Australian DVD in March

    This Time It`s War Source: Madman Entertainment press release

    BATTLE ROYALE II: REQUIEM (????????? II????????????, Batoru Rowaiaru II: Chinkonka, 2003), the follow-up to the cult classic BATTLE ROYALE (?????????, Batoru Rouaiaru, 2000), will be released on Region 4 DVD in March by Madman Entertainment. The new release will be a "director`s cut" (also known as BATTLE ROYALE II: REVENGE) with 25 minutes of extra footage. Never before seen in Australia, the extended version ups the stakes in every way. It`s three years after the events of the original BATTLE ROYALE, and Shuya Nanahara (DEATH NOTE`s Tatsuya Fujiwara) is now an internationally-known terrorist determined to bring down the government. His terrorist group, Wild Seven, stages an attack that levels several buildings in Tokyo on Christmas Day, killing 8000 people. Exactly one year afterward, the government enacts the "New Century Terrorist Counter-Measure Alternative" program, a.k.a. the BRII act, and sends the forty-two students of Shikanotoride Junior High Class 3-B to hunt Nanahara and his cohorts down in their island stronghold. Shiori Kitano (Ai Maeda, GAMERA 3: REVENGE OF IRIS), the daughter of the late headmaster of Nanahara`s Battle Royale, signs up for the program, to avenge her father. In order for the government to study the benefits of "teamwork", the new students work in pairs, with their collars electronically linked so that if one of them is killed, the other dies as well. They must kill Nanahara in three days -- or die. The upcoming Hollywood production THE HUNGER GAMES is already being accused of copying the BATTLE ROYALE movies. See where it all began! Format: DVD (Region 4, PAL) SRP: $29.95 Catalogue: EYE379 Release Date: March 7, 2012 Year Of Production: 2003 Audio tracks: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Languages: Japanese Subtitles: English Runtime: 155 minutes Special Features: Acting workshop Rehearsals War! Happy Birthday Kinji Behind The Scenes Memories of the shoot Beethoven The Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra Deleted scenes Tribute

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    Madman is Australia`s leading independent theatrical, home entertainment distribution and rights management company, specialising in the wholesale distribution of DVD and Blu-ray product into sales channels throughout Australia and New Zealand. Other rights management activities undertaken by madman include theatrical distribution, as well as licensing for television, video-on-demand, hotel, airline and merchandise. Madman proudly showcases the best in collectable and special interest genres including Australian film, world cinema, TV, kids content, anime, sports and more.

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