Battle Royale (Arrow Video) (DVD & Blu-Ray)

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  1. springjack

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    Battle Royale (Arrow Video) (DVD & Blu-Ray)

    Arrow Video's Limited Edition release of Kinji Fukasaku's incredible Battle Royale will be out on 29th November 2010 on Blu Ray and DVD.

    3 DISC LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY/DVD SET FEATURES:

    - BRAND NEW RESTORED TRANSFER IN GLORIOUS HIGH DEFINITION
    - BRAND NEW SUBTITLE TRANSLATION ON BOTH FEATURES
    - LIMITED EDITION PACKAGING NUMBERED WITH CERTIFICATE
    - LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE SPECIAL FEATURES

    DISC 1 ? THEATRICAL CUT
    - ORIGINAL THEATRICAL TRAILER
    - THE MAKING OF BATTLE ROYALE: THE EXPERIENCE OF 42 HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
    - CONDUCTING BATTLE ROYALE WITH THE WARSAW NATIONAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

    DISC 2 ? SPECIAL EDITION [DIRECTOR?S CUT]
    - SPECIAL EDITION TRAILER
    - TARANTINO VERSION TV SPOT
    - SHOOTING THE SPECIAL EDITION
    - TAKESHI KITANO INTERVIEW
    - THE CORRECT WAY TO MAKE BATTLE ROYALE [BIRTHDAY VERION]
    - TOKYO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTATION

    DISC 3 ? SPECIAL FEATURES
    - OPENING DAY AT MARU NO UCHI TOEI MOVIE THEATRE
    - THE SLAUGHTER OF 42 HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
    - PREMIERE PRESS CONFERENCE
    - THE CORRECT WAY TO FIGHT IN BATTLE ROYALE
    - ROYALE REHEARSALS
    - MASAMICHI AMANO CONDUCTS BATTLE ROYALE
    - SPECIAL EFFECTS COMPARISON
    - BEHIND THE SCENES FEATURETTE
    - FILMING ON SET
    - TV SPOTS, PROMOS AND COMMERCIALS
    - KINJI FUKASAKU TRAILER REEL

    36 PAGE BOOKLET INCLUDING:
    - ?A BATTLE WITHOUT AN END? BY TOM MES, AUTHOR OF ?THE MIDNIGHT EYE GUIDE TO NEW JAPANESE FILM?
    - PRINTED INTERVIEW WITH DIRECTOR KINJI FUKASAKU
    - ?TODAY?S LESSON IS... YOU KILL EACH OTHER? BY JAY MCROY, AUTHOR OF ?JAPANESE HORROR CINEMA? [LE EXCLUSIVE]
    - EXTRACT FROM KOUSHUN TAKAMI?S ORIGINAL NOVEL [LE EXCLUSIVE]
    - ORIGINAL PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL INCLUDING DIRECTOR?S STATEMENT, CAST AND CREW BIOGS [LE EXCLUSIVE]

    16 PAGE BOOKLET INCLUDING:
    - CONCEPT ARTWORK AND DRAWINGS FOR THE LIMITED EDITION SET [LE EXCLUSIVE]

    5X7? POSTCARDS OF STILLS FROM THE FILM [LE EXCLUSIVE]

    FOLD-OUT REVERSIBLE POSTER OF ORIGINAL ARTWORK

    All the specs and extras are EXACTLY for the DVD/Blu-Ray but only the Blu-ray has the HD materials.

    The DVD will be region free and the Blu-Ray will be All Regions.

    The final extra: BATTLE ROYALE: PARENTS DAY (comic book)

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    ORDERS:

    ARROW
    Blu-ray - http://www.arrowfilms.co.uk/index.php?c=y&art_id=44&tle_id=476&v=
    DVD - http://www.arrowfilms.co.uk/index.php?tle_id=477&art_id=44

    AMAZON UK:
    Blu-ray - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Battle-Roya...qid=1287588308&sr=8-2&tag=cult-labs-forums-21
    DVD - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Battle-Roya...qid=1287588308&sr=8-1&tag=cult-labs-forums-21

    PLAY UK:
    Blu-ray - http://www.play.com/DVD/Blu-ray/4-/16150624/Battle-Royale-Special-Edition/Product.html
    DVD - http://www.play.com/DVD/DVD/4-/16150636/Battle-Royale-Special-Edition/Product.html

    HMV:
    Blu-ray - http://hmv.com/hmvweb/displayProductDetails.do?ctx=280;0;-1;-1;-1&sku=96466
    DVD - http://hmv.com/hmvweb/displayProductDetails.do?ctx=280;5;-1;-1;-1&sku=96441

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    REVIEW:

    http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film3/blu-ray_reviews53/battle_royale_blu-ray.htm
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    x666x Well-Known Member

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    Ordered it already. Can't wait.
     
  3. X-human

    X-human I ate my keys

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    The great news is that with all the pre-orders they've already bumped up the count for the Limited Edition:
    http://cult-labs.com/a/BR10k

    One of my favorites, and one of the best films ever made. Those two don't always go together. :D
     
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    Does this mean the blu ray can play on US PS3s? Will there be any problems playing back on NTSC TVs?
     
  5. Kolpitz

    Kolpitz Purely and Simply Evil

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    The movie(s) themselves will play fine on any US Blu-ray player / HDTV. The special features will only play if they are also in HD. SD features will require a PAL-to-NTSC conversion.
     
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    Cool, thanks!
     
  7. Shannafey

    Shannafey Don't Monkey With Me!

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    I hope this will play on a US player! I psyched for this one! I still have the original Hong Kong VCD and never upgraded.
     
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    Read the first post...

    The DVD will be region free and the Blu-Ray will be All Regions.
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    Just pre-ordered this along with Arrow's upcoming Tenebre and Phenomena blu-rays, as I think that Anchor Bay will probably never get around to releasing them on blu. But yeah, this is officially my first import purchase over the net.
     
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    Be warned that Tenebre and Phenomena are only due next year.
    And the dates on both titles are not confirmed yet.
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  11. MisterTwister

    MisterTwister The Schlock King

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    None of those links are working for me...odd.

    This will most likely be my first import. Will probably have to wait until X-mas.
     
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    I'm aware of this. The release dates were on the product pages. If AB announces something before that, I'll probably cancel them.
     
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    Don?t trust release dates on Amazon beacuse they?re always wrong.

    If Anchor Bay release this I doubt it will have the same quality as Arrow?s.
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    Links are fine now...

    Don?t wait till Christmas because this is limited...

    10,000 for Blu-Ray and 5,000 for Dvd.
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    I know, but the fact remains that I know it isn't getting released this year. I always do my preorders extremely in advance. If it gets pushed back, it gets pushed back. I'm not charged until it ships anyway so there's no real harm in me having it preordered even if the release date isn't set in stone.
     
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    Yes I know that. I just alerting you, nothing else.
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    As you may already know it's been delayed, here's about all we've heard on the matter:
    http://www.cult-labs.com/forums/113371-post130.html

    I wonder if the bump in unit numbers is causing the delay.
     
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    Yeah I got an e-mail from Amazon about it getting pushed back. Bummer, but oh well, I can wait a few more weeks.
     
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    I was thinking this would be pushed back into 2011, anyway. Increasing the press run could cause the delay. They seem to have high quality control as well though. I am sure unforeseen obstacles come up as with any project.
     
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    Jeremy Closet SCREAM fan

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    I got the same e-mail from Amazon UK, and I don't doubt that the doubling of their pressing has something to do with it. Don't know how British replicators do, but in this country October/November can be tough time of the year for pressing discs, as replicators are often backed up with huge orders for whatever summer blockbuster/Disney classic is being released in time for the holidays.

    Oh well, at least there's a silver lining; I had ordered three BFI Blu-Rays from Amazon along with BATTLE ROYALE and I had selected the option to ship everything together because I'm a cheapskate, so I knew I was going to be waiting many weeks for three titles that would otherwise ship immediately. Well, when BATTLE ROYALE was delayed Amazon took pity on me and shipped the BFIs without any extra charge :)
     
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