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Title: Battle Royale (IMDb)
Starring: Aki Maeda
Released: 13th December 2010
SRP: £24.99 (DVD) £29.99 (BD)

Further Details:
Arrow Video has announced the DVD and Blu-ray release of the Battle Royale for the 13th of December, priced at around £24.99 and £29.99 respectively. This will be a strictly limited edition of 10,000 copies (upped from 5,000 due to overwhelming demand) containing two cuts of the movie and a host of bonus material. All announced specs follow, along with the artwork (sorry it's low res).

DVD Release



  • BRAND NEW RESTORED HIGH DEFINITION TRANSFER OF BOTH FILMS
  • BRAND NEW SUBTITLE TRANSLATION ON BOTH FEATURES
  • LIMITED EDITION PACKAGING NUMBERED #/10000 WITH CERTIFICATE
  • LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE SPECIAL FEATURES

DISC 1 – THEATRICAL CUT: SPECIAL FEATURES

  • 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 2 – SPECIAL EDITION [DIRECTOR’S CUT]: SPECIAL FEATURES

  • 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

DISC 3 – SPECIAL FEATURES

  • OPENING DAY AT MARU NO UCHI 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
  • 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 KOUSHUN 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 DRAWINGS FOR THE LIMITED EDITION SET [LE EXCLUSIVE]
  • 5X7” POSTCARDS OF STILLS FROM THE FILM [LE EXCLUSIVE]FOLD-OUT REVERSIBLE POSTER OF ORIGINAL ARTWORK

Battle Royale
Battle Royale

Blu-ray Release



  • BRAND NEW RESTORED TRANSFER IN GLORIOUS HIGH DEFINITION 1080P OF BOTH FILMS
  • BRAND NEW SUBTITLE TRANSLATION ON BOTH FEATURES
  • LIMITED EDITION PACKAGING NUMBERED #/10000 WITH CERTIFICATE
  • LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE SPECIAL FEATURES

DISC 1 – THEATRICAL CUT: SPECIAL FEATURES

  • 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 2 – SPECIAL EDITION [DIRECTOR’S CUT]: SPECIAL FEATURES

  • 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

DISC 3 – SPECIAL FEATURES

  • OPENING DAY AT MARU NO UCHI 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
  • 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 KOUSHUN 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 DRAWINGS FOR THE LIMITED EDITION SET [LE EXCLUSIVE]
  • 5X7” POSTCARDS OF STILLS FROM THE FILM [LE EXCLUSIVE]
  • FOLD-OUT REVERSIBLE POSTER OF ORIGINAL ARTWORK

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Battle Royale
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