Battle Royale on US Blu-Ray and DVD from Anchor Bay!!!

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  1. Nailwraps

    Nailwraps Well-Known Member

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    This has already been announced but I wanted to to give this upcoming and highly anticipated release a thread of it's own.

    Anyway details for the new release (courtesy of our good friends at Anchor Bay, proving they still got it) have been announced!:

    http://www.shocktillyoudrop.com/news/164739-anchor-bay-is-bringing-battle-royale-to-us-blu-ray

    "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. Authors, filmmakers and film fans the world over consider the film and its 2003 sequel Battle Royale II: Requiem sacred cinematic classics. 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.

    42 students, Three days, One survivor – No Escape. Welcome to the world of Battle Royale!

    Battle Royale

    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.

    Battle Royale: The Complete Collection

    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.

    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

    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."
     
  2. mlock

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    Looks like a great set, although I didn't like part II nearly as much as the original. Maybe they'll release them individually down the road? I heard that the English subtitle track has been recently re-translated to make certain parts make a little more sense? Either way, I look forward to eventually replacing my region 0 special edition Korean 2 disc version.
     
  3. Kolpitz

    Kolpitz Purely and Simply Evil

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    The first one is available separately on Blu-ray: Battle Royale [Blu-ray]
     
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    Can't wait for this one.
     
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    Never seen but always wanted to see. Going to get this when available.
     
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    MisterTwister The Schlock King

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    From the looks of it the director's cut of Part 2 won't be included. A shame, really.

    I know a lot of fans hated the sequel but I enjoy it, especially in it's director's cut.
     
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    Thanks for the heads-up. But amazon is selling it for $19.99 and the complete collection with all the features is currently going for $19.99 as well. Guess that's a no-brainer huh? :)
     
  9. rxfiend

    rxfiend Joe Six-Pack

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    I don't usually pre-order stuff, but I do have a quick question. If I pre-order this now, it will not be charged on my card until it ships in March, correct?
     
  10. Kolpitz

    Kolpitz Purely and Simply Evil

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    Yeah, I just cancelled my order for the first movie on Blu-ray and placed an order for the Complete Collection Blu-ray. I've never seen the sequel, and it has its fair share of detractors, but it's essentially free at this point.
     
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    I already own the UK limited edition Arrow set but I went ahead and pre-ordered this for a friend for her b-day. Great price! Thanks for the heads up.
     
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    The sale price has ended. This had better not be another mistake where they don't honor the discount.
     
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    Is Amazon known to do that?? Pretty lame if they don't honor it.
     
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    Son of a bitch!! I didn't pull the trigger on it :mad:
     
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    They had a Criterion DVD preorder on sale for a penny or a dollar (can't remember). They emailed me to say that they made a mistake. I was out of luck.
     
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    Shannafey Don't Monkey With Me!

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    Your're not alone!! Shit, I would have grabbed this. Wish I had seen this post earlier!!
     
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    Interesting that they timed this release for the same week as The Hunger Games movie. I imagine Anchor Bay wouldn't have even bothered releasing it otherwise.

    Not that I'm complaining.
     
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    Hope you guys get that deal. It's a helluva bargain, but it does sound like a pricing error.

    That said, I was on Amazon this week buying bicycle parts (is there anything you CAN'T get on that site?), and as I was filling my cart, they suggested that I might be interested in the Battle Royale Complete Collection Blu-Ray. Curse them, they were right! Except for me it was $36.

    Still ordered it anyway...
     
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    They still have my order pending. I think they would have caught it by now. Speaking of which, the Bond box set is on there for only $199.99. It was much more than that the other day. Needless to say I preordered it.
     
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