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Battle Royale II (2003)

Batoru rowaiaru II: Chinkonka (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi | 5 July 2003 (Japan)
Three years after the failure of the last BR program, a second act is forged and a class of students are sent to an island with one objective: kill international terrorist Shuya Nanahara.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Tatsuya Fujiwara ... Shuya Nanahara
Ai Maeda Ai Maeda ... Shiori Kitano (Transfer Student)
Shûgo Oshinari Shûgo Oshinari ... Takuma Aoi
Ayana Sakai Ayana Sakai ... Nao Asakura
Haruka Suenaga Haruka Suenaga ... Haruka Kuze
Yûma Ishigaki Yûma Ishigaki ... Mitsugu Sakai
Miyuki Kanbe Miyuki Kanbe ... Kyoko Kakei
Masaya Kikawada Masaya Kikawada ... Shintaro Makimura
Yôko Maki ... Maki Souda
Yuki Ito Yuki Ito ... Ryo Kurosawa
Natsuki Katô Natsuki Katô ... Saki Sakurai
Aki Maeda ... Noriko Nakagawa
Riki Takeuchi ... Riki Takeuchi (Sensei)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aja Aja ... Kazumi Fukuda
Munetaka Aoki Munetaka Aoki ... Jun Nanami
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Storyline

Three years after the events in "Battle Royale," Shuya Nanahara (Tatsuya Fujiwara)is a well-known terrorist bent on bringing down the government. In response, they order the creation of the "Battle Royale 2" program, and send a class of junior-high students to catch and kill him. Written by Jacquie Allen <madameoneesanbr@darksites.com>

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This time it's war. See more »


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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

5 July 2003 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Battle Royale II See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,902,587
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Never received a theatrical release in the United States, most likely because of issues involving the American distribution of Battle Royale (2000). For nine years after its Japanese premiere, the film was only available in the United States through bootleg and "region-free" international copies. American film distributor Anchor Bay Entertainment eventually picked up the licensing rights to both films and on March 20, 2012, released them on DVD and Blu-ray. Battle Royale II: Requiem (2003) is only available as part of the 4 disc "Complete Collection" in its theatrical cut. The Director's Cut has never officially been released. See more »

Goofs

During the gunfight between the terrorists and the students, in the rundown building, a cable can be seen supporting Kurosawa. See more »

Quotes

Shiori Kitano: The thing people fear most isn't dying, it's being forgotten.
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Crazy Credits

Towards the end of the credits a flag is shown, followed by black and white stills from the action sequences in the movie and then a black and white photo of the whole class that participated in the BR2 act, then another BW still of Nanahara and his comrades, and lastly a BW shot of director Kinji Fukasaku. See more »

Alternate Versions

When the theatrical film received a negative reaction, a re-edited version entitled "Battle Royale II: Revenge" was released onto video. This new cut restores over 20 minutes of character development, features improved special effects, and expands on the story's thematic elements. The extended version was released to a more critical acclaim. See more »

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References Saving Private Ryan (1998) See more »

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On par with the first
27 December 2003 | by suttercaneSee all my reviews

I just finished watching BATTLE ROYALE II and was really impressed. A great sequel that lives up to the first, because it adds enough new stuff to keep things fresh. I loved the idea that the students are now forced to become a strike force, and that their collars are now tied together (one dies, so does their partner).

The battles are brutal, although I'm a little iffy on the politics. Anyway, it's a fun, beautifully shot movie that shouldn't disappoint fans of Battle Royale. Definitely adding this one to my collection.


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