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MOVIES: ‘Battle Royale’ Finally Gets Official DVD/Blu-ray Release in U.S.

Posted on January 13, 2012

I'm sure every movie/anime fanatic here in the U.S. have seen this film one way or another, but after 12 long years, Battle Royale will be getting an official DVD/Blu-ray release in the states.

I've been wanting to have an official copy of this film, and I finally get to have a chance! Here's the official DVD/Blu-ray trailer...

Thanks to Anchor Bay Entertainment, the movie will be available at your local retailer on March 20th.

Here's a short synopsis for those unfamiliar with Battle Royale:

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. Chiaki Kuriyama (Kill Bill) and screen legend Takeshi Kitano (Boiling Point, Brother) star in the movie that has been argued, acclaimed and banned around the world. More than a decade later, it remains one of the most savage, shocking and emotionally powerful films of all time. Now experience the complete Director's Cut of Kinji Fukasaku's uncompromising masterpiece -- nominated for 10 Japanese Academy Awards® -- available uncensored and unrated for the first time ever in America.


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