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Title: Battle Royale: Special Edition (IMDb)
Starring: Aki Maeda
Released: 28th February 2011
SRP: £22.99 (DVD) £28.99 (BD)

Further Details:
Arrow Video has announced the DVD and Blu-ray release of the Battle Royale: Special Edition for the 28th of February, priced at around £22.99 and £28.99 respectively. This release will replace the (almost) out-of-print limited edition of the film released last year. All announced specs follow, along with the artwork .

DVD Release



  • Theatrical Cut (109 Mins); Director's Cut (117 Mins)
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0 Stereo Audio
  • 2 Panel Reversible Sleeve Containing Original Artwork
  • 32 Page Comic Battle Royale: Parent's Day - An all-new exclusive comic! Two children find out ahead of time that their class is to be the latest selection for the lethal Battle Royale program. Instead of arriving at school, they choose to run - but will they survive?
  • Collector’s Booklet by Tom Mes, Author of ‘The Midnight Eye Guide to New Japanese Film’ Illustrated with Stills, Artwork and a Printed Interview with Director Kinji Fukasaku
  • Fold-Out Reversible Poster of Original Artwork

Disc One: Theatrical Cut

  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • The Making of Battle Royale: The Experience of 42 High School Students

Disc Two: 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 Verion)
  • Tokyo International Film Festival Presentation
  • Conducting Battle Royale with the Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra

Disc Three: Special Features

  • Opening Day at Marunouchi Toei Movie Theatre
  • The Slaughter of 42 High School Students
  • Premiere 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

Battle Royale: Special Edition

Blu-ray Release



  • Theatrical Cut (109 Mins); Director's Cut (117 Mins)
  • DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and LPCM 2.0 Stereo Audio
  • 2 Panel Reversible Sleeve Containing Original Artwork
  • 32 Page Comic Battle Royale: Parent's Day - An all-new exclusive comic! Two children find out ahead of time that their class is to be the latest selection for the lethal Battle Royale program. Instead of arriving at school, they choose to run - but will they survive?
  • Collector’s Booklet by Tom Mes, Author of ‘The Midnight Eye Guide to New Japanese Film’ Illustrated with Stills, Artwork and a Printed Interview with Director Kinji Fukasaku
  • Fold-Out Reversible Poster of Original Artwork

Disc One: Theatrical Cut

  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • The Making of Battle Royale: The Experience of 42 High School Students

Disc Two: 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 Verion)
  • Tokyo International Film Festival Presentation
  • Conducting Battle Royale with the Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra

Disc Three: Special Features

  • Opening Day at Marunouchi Toei Movie Theatre
  • The Slaughter of 42 High School Students
  • Premiere 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

Battle Royale: Special Edition

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