Arrow Video’s limited edition Battle Royale 4K box set available to pre-order now


Arrow Video has introduced the 4K and Blu-ray restricted version boxset launch of Battle Royale which incorporates each the theatrical and administrators reduce of Kinji Fukasaku’s 2000 Japanese motion thriller, together with the sequel Battle Royale II: Requiem, an array of bonus content material, a CD of the movie’s soundtrack, an illustrated collector’s booklet, a 120 monograph on its director, unique High Trumps and a reversible poster. It’s out there to pre-order now and goes on sale on April twenty sixth; try the promotional, photos and particulars under…


The youngsters of Third 12 months Class-B Shiroiwa Junior Excessive Faculty are again, in a model new UHD restoration of the basic cult shocker tailored from the controversial novel by Koushun Takami.

Presenting an alternate dystopian imaginative and prescient of turn-of-the-millennium Japan, Battle Royale follows the 42 junior highschool college students chosen to participate within the authorities’s annual Battle Royale programme, established as an excessive technique of addressing issues about juvenile delinquency. Dispatched to a distant island, they’re every given particular person weapons (starting from Uzis and machetes to pan lids and binoculars), meals and water, and the order to exit and kill one different. Each participant is fitted with an explosive collar round their neck, imposing a strict three-day time restrict on the lethal video games through which there can solely be one survivor. Overseeing the carnage is ‘Beat’ Takeshi Kitano (Sonatine, Hana-bi, Zatoichi) because the trainer pushed to the sting by his unruly prices.

Enjoying like a turbo-charged hybrid of Lord of the Flies and The Most Harmful Sport, the ultimate accomplished work by veteran yakuza movie director Kinji Fukasaku (Battles with out Honor and
Humanity, Graveyard of Honor) helped launch a brand new wave of appreciation for Asian cinema within the twenty first century. Additionally included within the set is the incendiary sequel Battle Royale II, the directing debut of Kenta Fukasaku (after his father handed away throughout manufacturing), through which a brand new class of delinquents are recruited by the federal government to search out the survivor of the lethal video games of the primary movie.

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  • Model new 4K restoration of the Authentic Theatrical Model and Particular Version Director’s Reduce of Battle Royale from the unique digicam destructive by Arrow Movies, accepted by Kenta Fukasaku
  • 4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray presentation of each variations of Battle Royale in Dolby Imaginative and prescient (HDR10 appropriate)
  • Excessive Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the Battle Royale II: Requiem theatrical reduce and the Battle Royale II: Revenge prolonged reduce
  • Authentic 5.1 DTS-HD Grasp Audio and a couple of.0 stereo audio
  • Optionally available English subtitles
  • Authentic soundtrack CD for Battle Royale [Limited Edition Exclusive]
  • Kinji Fukasaku: Man of Rage, an unique 120-page monograph on the director by Japanese cinema professional Tom Mes [Limited Edition Exclusive]
  • Illustrated collector’s booklet that includes new essays by Matt Alt and Anne Billson and archival articles
  • Unique Battle Royale collectors’ Trump Card set [Limited Edition Exclusive]
  • Reversible poster with new art work [Limited Edition Exclusive]


  • Model new audio commentary by critics Tom Mes and Jasper Sharp
  • Coming of Age: Battle Royale at 20, an unique new 42-minute documentary in regards to the legacy of Battle Royale
  • Bloody Training: Kenta Fukasaku on Battle Royale, a model new unique interview with the movie’s producer and screenwriter
  • The Making of Battle Royale: The Expertise of 42 Excessive Faculty College students, documentary that includes footage from the taking pictures of the movie and forged and crew discussions
  • The Slaughter of 42 Excessive Faculty College students, a glance behind the scenes of the shoot
  • Behind the scenes footage with feedback from the forged and crew
  • Filming on Set, a take a look at the taking pictures of key scenes from the movie
  • Conducting Battle Royale with the Warsaw Nationwide Philharmonic, archive footage of Masamichi Amano conducting the soundtrack rehearsal


  • Capturing the Particular Version, on-location featurette with footage of the forged and crew reuniting for the shoot of the Particular Version
  • Royale Rehearsals, featurette on Kinji Fukasaku directing the movie’s younger forged
  • Masamichi Amano Conducts Battle Royale, archive featurette
  • Takeshi Kitano Interview, filmed on location with the Japanese star
  • The Right Solution to Struggle in Battle Royale, tutorial video explaining the foundations of the sport
  • The Right Solution to Make Battle Royale: Birthday Model, a brand new model of the unique tutorial video made to rejoice Kinji Fukasaku’s birthday
  • Premiere Press Convention, previous the movie’s first public screening
  • Tokyo Worldwide Movie Competition Presentation, with footage from the gala screening on the Tokyo Worldwide Movie Competition
  • Opening Day on the Marunouchi Toei Film Theatre, archive footage of the Japanese opening
  • Particular Results Comparability displaying how the movie’s violent killings had been created
  • Authentic Trailers and TV spots
  • Kinji Fukasaku trailer reel, a set of authentic trailers for Fukasaku’s basic yakuza movies from the 70s
  • Picture Gallery


  • Bloody Commencement: Kenta Fukasaku on Battle Royale II, an unique model new interview with the director and screenwriter of Battle Royale II
  • Behind the Scenes of Battle Royale II, on-location featurette in the course of the movie’s shoot
  • Rehearsals footage of the auditions and pre-production rehearsals
  • Struggle and Wrestle, featurette of the forged discussing their ideas on warfare
  • Alternate Piano Scene
  • The Recording of the Music Rating, archive footage of Masamichi Amano and the Warsaw Nationwide Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Opening Gala with The Orchestra, that includes a public introduction by the director and important forged
  • Battle Royale II Premiere, a featurette on the movie’s first screening on the Marunouchi Toei Film Theatre
  • Trailers and TV spots
  • Picture gallery


  • A Tribute to Kinji Fukasaku, that includes scenes of Kinji Fukasaku on the situation of Battle Royale II
  • Kinji Fukasaku’s 73rd Birthday: A Speech by Kenta Fukasaku, paying public tribute to his father


  • • CD that includes the whole rating to Battle Royale by Masamichi Amano and the Warsaw Nationwide Philharmonic Orchestra



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