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Battle Royale (DVD) (Taiwan Version) DVD Region 3

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All Editions Rating: Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9.6 out of 10 (92)

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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) (Taiwan Version) 大逃殺 (十週年特別版) (DVD) (台灣版) 大逃杀 (十周年特别版) (DVD) (台湾版) バトル・ロワイヤル Battle Royale (DVD) (Taiwan Version)
Artist Name(s): Kuriyama Chiaki | Kitano Takeshi (Actor) | Fujiwara Tatsuya (Actor) | Yamamoto Taro | Ando Masanobu | Maeda Aki 栗山千明 | 北野武 (Actor) | 藤原龍也 (Actor) | 山本太郎 | 安藤政信 | 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 | 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 | 前田亜季 Kuriyama Chiaki | Kitano Takeshi (Actor) | Fujiwara Tatsuya (Actor) | Yamamoto Taro | Ando Masanobu | Maeda Aki
Release Date: 2011-09-14
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: Traditional Chinese
Country of Origin: Japan
Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
Aspect Ratio: 1.78 : 1
Sound Information: Dolby Digital 2.0, Dolby Digital 5.1
Disc Format(s): DVD
Region Code: 3 - South East Asia (including Hong Kong, S. Korea and Taiwan) What is it?
Rating: III
Duration: 119 (mins)
Publisher: Catchplay
Package Weight: 115 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1024873325

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導演:深作欣二

  改編自日本最具爭議的同名小說,曾因劇情過度偏激殘忍引發國會禁演風波!2000年於日本上映時,創下31.1億日幣驚人票房!

  新世紀開始,國家制度瀕臨崩潰。失業率突破15%,安定繁榮的日本陷入動盪不安。社會秩序失控,校園暴力事件不斷,對未來失去信心的成年人,懼怕青少年的失控狂暴。為此,國會通過「新世紀教育改革」法案,又名「BR法」(Battle Royale)來鎮壓日漸囂張的青少年犯罪。42名參加畢業旅行的高中生,在旅行途中遭到政府迷昏挾持,被迫進行一場為期三天的「大逃殺」。睜眼甦醒後,他們發現自己被套上電子頸環並被隨機派給各類凶器。三天之內,這群高中生必須殺光自己以外的所有同學,否則全體人員的頸環將自動爆炸,無人能夠生還!這群被隔絕在荒島的無辜學生為求生存,將展露出他們血淋淋的殘酷本性…
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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

This customer review refers to Battle Royale (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)
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

This customer review refers to Battle Royale (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)
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

This customer review refers to Battle Royale
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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