Brutal Japanese classic “Battle Royale” is getting a stunning new Steelbook release from Zavvi in June
Kinji Fukasaku’s controversial classic Battle Royale is getting a great looking new steelbook release from Zavvi and Arrow on June 24th.
Pre-orders are live right now.
One Dead. 41 To Go.
Battle Royale is back. It’s time to return to the island and kill your friends, because the cult Japanese movie that defines twisted action and sickening violence is ready to shock you all over again. In a world where teenagers have no respect and adults are losing control there can be only one solution: Battle Royale! Now, see what happens when you let a high school class loose on an island, arm them and then give them a simple choice… Kill your friends or have them kill you; with poison, cross-bows, machetes and dynamite. ‘Beat’ Takeshi Kitano (Violent Cop, Zatoichi) is a teacher pushed to the edge by his unruly charges. Kidnapped and gassed, his class wake up with exploding metal rings around their necks. If they rebel, they could lose their heads. Now they have three days and only one is permitted to survive this grisly battle to the death.
Directed by the master of 70s Yakuza thrillers Kinji Fukasaku and featuring Kill Bill star Chiaki Kuriyama, Battle Royale is the movie that helped to define extreme Asian cinema in the 21st Century.
Limited Edition Steelbook Features:
- New restored transfer in glorious high definition 1080p
- New subtitle translation
- Original theatrical trailer
- The making of Battle Royale: The Experience of 42 High School Students
- Booklet featuring writing on the film by Japanese cinema expert Tom Mes and a reprinted interview with director Kinji Fukasaku, illustrated with original archive stills