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

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  1. springjack

    springjack New Member

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    This can?t be pushed back to 2011 because the normal edition will be out in February. Arrow always said that this Limited Edition Package were to be out in 2010 because of that.

    The difference between this and the February release will only be the package.
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    Good to know Springjack. I would kind of like to watch it over the holiday, anyway. So here's hoping that we get these in time.
     
  3. springjack

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    Updates on the main post.
     
  4. dave13

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    thats a really nice set (i assume the updates are the package shots?). Don't care much about the movie either way, but fans should be pretty pumped.
     
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    Package and movie images (DVD)
     
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    Shannafey Don't Monkey With Me!

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    www.blu-ray.com has a review also, but it is obvious the reviewer isn't a fan of the film. Can't wait to pick this one up! Unfortunately I've really tapped myself out this holiday season already.
     
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    If you want this package you have to hurry because there´s only 10,000 blus and 5,000 dvd.

    In february they will release this edition in the normal package.
     
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    have received the BluRay LE edition i ordered today in the mail and i can say that it's a thing of beauty, haven't checked image quality but am sure this will be the best this movie will ever look

    for fans of the movie this will be heaven
     
  10. Darga

    Darga Narcissistic Personality

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    I think I'm getting this as a Christmas present and I just can't wait.
     
  11. springjack

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    Just a word from Arrow...

    In 2011, Arrow Video will be bringing a Special Edition on DVD and Blu-ray that will replace the Limited Edition the was released in 2010.

    The only difference betweent the 2010 Limited Edition and the 2011 Special Edition will be the package and some books and postcards that will not be part of this new edition.

    The most important thing... this new edition will be LOCKED REGION B.
    You you want a region free Battle Royale go grab the Limited Edition while you can find it... only 5000 DVDs and 10000 Blu-Rays were made of the Limited Edition.

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    DVD:

    THIS AMAZING EDITION CONTAINS:
    - 2 panel reversible sleeve containing original artwork
    - 32 page comic Battle Royale: Parent's Day An all-new exclusive comic! Two children find out ahead of time that their class is to be the latest selection for the lethal Battle Royale program. Instead of arriving at school, they choose to run - but will they survive?
    - Collector’s booklet by Tom Mes, author of ‘The Midnight Eye Guide to New Japanese Film’ illustrated with stills, artwork and a printed interview with director Kinji Fukasaku
    - Fold-out reversible poster of original artwork

    3 DISC SET FEATURES:
    - Brand new glorious high definition restored transfer of both films
    - Brand new subtitle translation on both features

    DISC 1 – THEATRICAL CUT: SPECIAL FEATURES
    - Original theatrical trailer
    - The making of Battle Royale: The Experience of 42 High School Students

    DISC 2 – SPECIAL EDITION [DIRECTOR’S CUT]: SPECIAL FEATURES
    - Special Edition Trailer
    - TV Spot: Tarantino Version
    - Shooting the Special Edition
    - Takeshi Kitano Interview
    - The Correct Way to Make Battle Royale [Birthday Verion]
    - Tokyo International Film Festival Presentation
    - Conducting Battle Royale with the Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra

    DISC 3 – SPECIAL FEATURES
    - Opening Day at Marunouchi 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

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    Blu-ray:

    THIS AMAZING EDITION CONTAINS:
    - 4 panel reversible sleeve containing original artwork
    - 32 page comic Battle Royale: Parent's Day An all-new exclusive comic! Two children find out ahead of time that their class is to be the latest selection for the lethal Battle Royale program. Instead of arriving at school, they choose to run - but will they survive?
    - Collector’s booklet by Tom Mes, author of ‘The Midnight Eye Guide to New Japanese Film’ illustrated with stills, artwork and a printed interview with director Kinji Fukasaku
    - Fold-out reversible poster of original artwork

    3 DISC SET FEATURES:
    - Brand new glorious high definition 1080p restored transfer of both films
    - Brand new subtitle translation on both features

    DISC 1 – THEATRICAL CUT: SPECIAL FEATURES
    - Original theatrical trailer
    - The making of Battle Royale: The Experience of 42 High School Students

    DISC 2 – SPECIAL EDITION [DIRECTOR’S CUT]: SPECIAL FEATURES
    - Special Edition Trailer
    - TV Spot: Tarantino Version
    - Shooting the Special Edition
    - Takeshi Kitano Interview
    - The Correct Way to Make Battle Royale [Birthday Verion]
    - Tokyo International Film Festival Presentation
    - Conducting Battle Royale with the Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra

    DISC 3 – SPECIAL FEATURES
    - Opening Day at Marunouchi 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

    Release date 28th February 2011
     
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    I was going to wait for the standard release but after seeing that it will be region locked, I quickly ordered a copy of the limited edition this morning from HMV as Amazon is already out of stock.
     
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    I'm still waiting on mine from Amazon.uk. It shipped a week or so back and still hasn't arrived.
     
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    X-human I ate my keys

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    In Deep Discount's last email for "hard-to-find alternative Blu-ray versions" they showed Arrow's Battle Royale in the ad. Can't find it on the site now. Maybe listed in there funny. Never realized they import discs, but they have quite a few now.
     
  15. Shannafey

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    Yeah, me too! Couldn't find it either, but it looks like their prices are through the roof. Might as well go with Amazon Euro sites.
     
  16. Darga

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    Damn it! The one my girlfriend ordered for me didn't arrive after a month and now it's too late. Maybe I'll just wait for the US Blu ray release. Nope, ain't ever gonna happen.
     
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    KamuiX The Eighth Samurai

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    Mine shipped on the 16th of December and I didn't get it until this past Thursday. So, there is hope for those that are still waiting. If you're really freaked, let Amazon know (if that's where you ordered it from), they'll refund your money and tell you to keep it if it shows up. I emailed them last weekend to report it hadn't shown up and that's how they handled it.
     
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    Mine shipped from HMV on 12/28/10 and I still haven't received mine either. I would be really worried but I still haven't received Deep Red from Amazon.UK and that shipped 12/31/10. Surely, the post didn't lose two packages and there is just a delay ... I hope.
     
  19. Getmoredvdsout

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    I wouldn't be worried too much yet. Im from the UK and I had to wait an extra 3+ weeks for orders from Amazon and HMV to arrive over xmas. You guys may have to wait another week or so, but they will arrive.
     
  20. Grim

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    I finally got mine about two weeks ago. It actually arrived one month to the day from when it was shipped. It took a long time and I got pissed for awhile, but when it did arrive it wasn't damaged or anything, so I'll keep using Amazon.uk for their cheap prices unless this becomes a recurring thing.
     

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