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Battle Royale (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)
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Customer Rating: Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9.2 out of 10 (25)
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Directed by the late Fukasaku Kinji, international cult hit Battle Royale is one of the most shocking and controversial films of recent years. Based on a Takami Koushun novel, this violent and visceral film takes a Lord of the Flies scenario to modern Japan, telling a tragically brutal and gut-wrenching story amidst the thrilling carnage and bloodshed. Led by Kitano Takeshi, this landmark film launched the careers of a new class of young stars, including Fujiwara Tatsuya (Death Note), Maeda Aki (Out of this World), Kuriyama Chiaki (Kill Bill), Tsukamoto Takashi (A Song to the Sun), Shibasaki Kou (Sinking of Japan), and Ando Masanobu (Nightmare Detective).

To counter increasing youth violence, the Japanese government has envoked the Battle Royale Act as a warning to the nation's youth. A high school class is unwillingly drafted into a deadly game of survival. Taken to a remote island, the teenagers are each given one weapon and a deadline - kill each other or be killed. Only the winner can leave the island alive.

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Product Title: Battle Royale (DVD) (Hong Kong Version) 大逃殺 (DVD) (香港版) 大逃杀 (DVD) (香港版) バトル・ロワイアル (海外版) Battle Royale (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)
Artist Name(s): Kuriyama Chiaki | Kitano Takeshi (Actor) | Fujiwara Tatsuya (Actor) | Yamamoto Taro | Ando Masanobu | Shibasaki Kou | Maeda Aki 栗山千明 | 北野武 (Actor) | 藤原龍也 (Actor) | 山本太郎 | 安藤政信 | 柴咲幸 | 前田亞季 栗山千明 | 北野武 (Actor) | 藤原龙也 (Actor) | 山本太郎 | 安藤政信 | 柴咲幸 | 前田亚季 栗山千明 | 北野武 (Actor) | 藤原竜也 (Actor) | 山本太郎 | 安藤政信 | 柴咲コウ | 前田亜季 Kuriyama Chiaki | Kitano Takeshi (Actor) | Fujiwara Tatsuya (Actor) | Yamamoto Taro | Ando Masanobu | 시바사키 코우 | Maeda Aki
Director: Fukasaku Kinji 深作欣二 深作欣二 深作欣二 Fukasaku Kinji
Release Date: 2001-10-04
Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese
Country of Origin: Japan
Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
Sound Information: Dolby Digital 5.1
Region Code: 3 - South East Asia (including Hong Kong, S. Korea and Taiwan) What is it?
Rating: III
Duration: 114 (mins)
Publisher: Universe Laser (HK)
Package Weight: 120 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1001816461

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主演:北野武╱安藤政信╱栗山千明╱前田亞季
   藤原龍也╱山本太郎
Cast: Takeshi Kitano / Ando Masanobu / Kuriyama Chiaki /
   Maeda Aki/ Fujiwara Tatsuya/ Yamamoto Taru
導演:深作欣二
Director: Fukasaku Kinji


  本世紀最具爭議小說改編,爆發日本國會「禁映」風暴!
  42名學生,被逼參加「最激」廝殺,只准一人生還……

  四十二名中學生由班主任帶領,被迫到一荒島參加大逃殺死亡遊戲。他們當中只能有一人生存。血濺四周,互相殘殺,敵友難分。為求活命,這班學生的真本性徹底表露出來……

  A group of 9th graders, led by their teacher, are hijacked to fight the Battle Royale. It only allows one survivor among them at the end of the battle. As the brutal game begins, terror and panic challenge the students' fragile trust in each other. Some suspect everyone, blindly striking down those who cross their paths. Other form alliances, dreaming of a peaceful solution with multiple survivors….


Japanese:
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- Letter Box
- Closed Caption


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Average Customer Rating for this Edition: Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9.2 out of 10 (25)
Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9.6 out of 10 (92)

Kevin Kennedy
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December 15, 2009

Deserves its wild reputation Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
I hesitated to watch "Battle Royale" of its description as a kind of 'Lord of the Flies'-style gore-fest. I feared it might be both pretentious and exploitative. I should have trusted director Fukasaku Kinji; his films never failed to entertain. The film's premise is both compelling and absurd: Japan's teenagers have become an uncontrolled, unmotivated bunch of delinquents. In order to weed out the miscreants and create a better, more resourceful bunch of kids, classes of 9th graders one by one are being shipped to an island where each child is given a weapon and each child is strapped with an explosive necklace. They then are released upon the island to slaughter each other for three days. When only one of the children survives, he or she is permitted to return home. Absolute mayhem ensues, with some kids turning into feral beasts and others striving for noble comraderie.

The action never lets up and no one does action better than director Fukasaku. However, what truly sets this violent epic apart is how Fukasaku infuses it with wild humor, often delivered by Kitano Takeshi, in his usual deadpan style. Several of the young actors and actresses playing the high school kids turn in memorable performances, but for me the most memorable is glam gunner girl Shibasaki Kou, a gorgeous, leggy terror. "Battle Royale" may be the most violent movie I'm eager to see again. You won't soon forget it!
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Emily
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November 18, 2006

This customer review refers to Battle Royale (Japan Version)
JAW DROPPING Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
I would give this more than 5 stars if it were possible.
most amazing film u will ever see in the history of asian cinema...something the americans would never ever consider showing...unless its a remake which is what is looking likely with this movie.

this will leave u absolutely speechless but glued to ur seat throughout.
at first glance it just seems like a gory sick cult thriller movie which it is in a way. but another aspect of the film is that its contents actually have a meaning behind it, it's thought-provoking and captivating, making u think what would u do in that given situation.

it takes an issue that is actually occuring in modern day society - younger generation of kids caring less about education and turning to crime, and truenting from school, which is what makes this film particularly powerful

i would recommend this to anyone who wants to see something different from all the other typical films coming out of hollywood
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Margaret
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October 11, 2006

Great storyline Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
When I first decided to watch Battle Royale, it was because I heard there was a lot of blood and gore in this movie. But after seeing it, I realize it's much more than just that. There's good character development and humor in the way the teacher acts like this whole competition is perfectly normal. Would you kill your classmates to live?
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Holly
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July 29, 2006

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A must-see. Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
This movie is a must-see for everyone. Yes, it is somewhat of a blood-fest because of the killing, but it's more than that. It has a solid storyline, no questions asked. You really get to see the lives of these teens and through what goes on in the battlefield. Alliances are made and friends are betrayed. This movie will make you go through many highs and lows. Trust me, you won't be disappointed.
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Shiso
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August 11, 2005

This customer review refers to Battle Royale SE Director's cut (dts-2disc) (Korean Version)
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Excellent! Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
I bought this DVD because I fell in love with the movie. This version comes with a beautiful box. The movie itself is in perfect quality PLUS it contains english subtitles! And it IS versy cheap! GO ahead and buy it!
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