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Title: Battle Royale: The Complete Collection
SRP: $49.99, $44.98, $29.99, $24.98

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Most of you have probably already heard, but I've got the official proof in my mailbox today –

Battle Royale

is making its first official US appearance on DVD and Blu-ray disc, in both a single disc and four disc collections.

Official release info:

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®.

Battle Royale: The Complete Collection’s four disc set Blu-ray set will include:
  • Battle Royale Director’s Cut

    with Japanese Dolby TrueHD 7.1, English Dolby TrueHD 5.1, and English subtitles.
  • Battle Royale Theatrical Cut

    with Japanese and English Dolby TrueHD 5.1, and English subtitles.
  • Battle Royale II

    with Japanese Dolby TrueHD 5.1 and English subtitles.
  • Battle Royale

    Bonus disc (DVD).

The bonus DVD will feature:
  • 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

  • Basketball Scene Rehearsals
  • Behind-The-Scenes Featurette
  • Filming On-Set
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Special Edition TV Spot
  • TV Spot: Tarantino Version


Battle Royale

single disc Blu-ray release will only include

Battle Royale: Director’s Cut

with Japanese Dolby TrueHD 7.1, English Dolby TrueHD 5.1, and English subtitles.

Cover art for the complete collection and single disc editions are as follows:

Battle Royale: The Complete Collection

Battle Royale: The Complete Collection

Quote: 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.

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