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Battle Royale (Japan: Batoru rowaiaru), 2000.
Directed by Kinji Fukasaku.
In the not-too-distant future, a class of Japanese schoolchildren are forced to fight to the death under a tyrannical government’s ‘Battle Royale’ Act.
From Fukasaku’s prologue depicting an adolescent girl clutching a blood-spattered doll, braces discernable as she breaks into a sadistic smile at being hungrily interrogated by a crowd of frenzied reporters proclaiming her the victor of that year’s ‘game’, I could tell that this was a film I would enjoy.
Set in a dystopian Japan - a nation that has lost faith in its increasingly unstable and violent youth – Battle Royale focuses on the unruly class 3-b and their subsequent punishment under the recently instated Br Act. Overseen by their contemptuous yet darkly comedic teacher Kitano (brilliantly played by Beat Takeshi »
Back in November, producer Roy Lee told us that a theatrical remake of the 2000 cult classic Battle Royale is not happening, due to the similarities between that project and The Hunger Games. Today, we have word that the CW Network is interested in bringing this dystopian story to the small screen with a new TV series.
The network has been involved in early discussions with Hollywood representatives about adapting Koushun Takami's novel, which director Kinji Fukasaku's Battle Royale is based on, into an English-language series. Nothing is solidified yet, although the network would expand the novel into an hour-long series, if a deal is finalized.
There is one major roadblock that must be cleared if this project moves forward. According to Japanese law, the producers must secure author Koushun Takami's approval for the remake before any serious talks can happen.
Battle Royale centers on a group of »
Anchor Bay Home Entertainment is releasing Battle Royale: The Complete Collection, which includes the cult classic Battle Royale and its sequel Battle Royale II, on Blu-ray and DVD March 20, which marks the first time in high-definition for both titles. We have a contest running and we're giving away copies of this Blu-ray set to our readers. These high-def boxed sets will surely go fast, so enter this contest today.
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In the near future, the economy has collapsed, unemployment »
Battle Royale Contest Giveaway Sweepstakes. This Battle Royale Blu-ray contest, giveaway, sweepstakes illustrates Battle Royale‘s release on DVD and Blu-ray on March 20, 2012. Kinji Fukasaku‘s Battle Royale stars Takeshi Kitano, Chiaki Kuriyama, Tatsuya Fujiwara, Aki Maeda, and Tarô Yamamoto. Battle Royale‘s plot synopsis: Based on the 1999 global best-seller by Koushun Takami, “In the near future, the economy has collapsed, [...]
Battle Royale / Batoru Rowaiaru The Complete Collection Trailer. Kinji Fukasaku‘s Battle Royale / Batoru Rowaiaru (2000) The Complete Collection Blu-ray / DVD trailer stars Takeshi Kitano, Chiaki Kuriyama, Tatsuya Fujiwara, Aki Maeda, and Tarô Yamamoto. Battle Royale‘s plot synopsis: Based on the 1999 global best-seller by Koushun Takami, “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.”
This movie is sensational. I have seen Battle Royale multiple times. I have not seen the Director’s Cut though. I have given this film to people as Christmas presents. If only we weren’t »
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 Kinji Fukasaku. Authors, filmmakers and film fans the world over consider the film and its 2003 sequel Battle Royale II 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 aka Batoru rowaiaru often referred to an Asian treasure in the forums and has received great reviews from our community members: "A brilliant, disturbing film" by our very own Ossuary member SunlightGardener and "I love this movie--one of the most fun of the Asian movies I've seen" by Pumpboy The film is about a group of students that are selected to fight the Battle Royale. They are taken to an island, given survival bags, and told they have three days to murder every other student to become the winner. Battle Royale is directed by Kinji Fukasaku and stars Tatsuya Fujiwara, Aki Maeda and Tarô Yamamoto »
7 items from 2012
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