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    Unique ID Code: 0000137960
    Added by: Jitendar Canth
    Added on: 9/12/2010 17:09
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    Battle Royale: Limited Edition Box Set (3 Discs)

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    One Dead. 41 To Go.
    Certificate: 18
    Running Time: 226 mins
    Retail Price: £24.99
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    Content Type: Movie

    At the dawn of the new millennium, Japan is in a state of near-collapse. Unemployment is at an all-time high, and violence amongst the nation's youth is spiralling out of control. With school children boycotting their lessons and physically abusing their teachers, a beleagured and near-defeated government decides to introduce a radical new measure: the Battle Royale Act.

    Overseen by a former teacher, (Takeshi Kitano), and requiring that a randomly chosen school class be taken to a deserted island and forced to fight each other to the death, the Act dictates that only one pupil be allowed to survive the punishment. He or she will return, not as the victor, but as the ultimate proof of the lengths to which the government are prepared to go to curb the tide of juvenile disobediance.

    One of the most controversial films of all time, clever, creepy and ultra-violent, Battle Royale is the jewel in the crown of Japanese Shock Cinema.

    Disc 1: Theatrical Cut
    Disc 2: Special Edition (Director's Cut)

    Special Features:
    Region 0
    Brand New Restored Transfer Of Both Films
    Brand New Subtitle Translation On Both Features
    Limited Edition Packaging Numbered #/5000 With Certificate
    Limited Edition Exclusive Special Features
    5x7" Postcards Of Stills From The Film [Le Exclusive]
    Fold-Out Reversible Poster Of Original Artwork

    Disc 1: Theatrical Cut - Special Features:
    Original Theatrical Trailer
    The Making Of Battle Royale: The Experience Of 42 High School Students

    Disc 2: Special Edition (Director's Cut) - Special Features:
    Conducting Battle Royale With The Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra
    Special Edition Trailer
    TV Spot: Tarantino Version
    Shooting The Special Edition
    Takeshi Kitano Interview
    The Correct Way To Make Battle Royale [Birthday Version]
    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

    32 Page Comic
    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]

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    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Japanese
    Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo Japanese

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    Kinji Fukasaku

    Written By:

    Takeshi Kitano
    Chiaki Kuriyama
    Kou Shibasaki
    Masanobu Ando
    Taro Yamamoto
    Aki Maeda
    Tatsuya Fujiwara

    Music From:
    Masamichi Amano

    Director of Photography:
    Katsumi Yanagishima

    Hirohide Abe

    Production Designer:
    Kyôko Heya

    Masao Sato
    Masumi Okada
    Tetsu Kayama
    Akio Kamatani

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