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Title Batoru rowaiaru [(DVD) videorecording] : tokubetsu-hen = Battle royale / seisaku, Tōei Kabushiki Kaisha [and others] ; kyakuhon, Fukasaku Kenta ; kantoku, Fukasaku Kinji.
バトル・ロワイアル [videorecording] : 特別篇 / 製作, 東映株式会社 ... [et al.] ; 脚本, 深作健太 ; 監督, 深作欣二.

Publication Info. Beverly Hills, CA : Anchor Bay Entertainment, [2012]
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 95th Street Adult DVD Foreign Films  JAPANESE BAT    AVAILABLE
 Naper Blvd. Adult DVD Foreign Films  JAPANESE BAT    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult DVD Foreign Films  JAPANESE BAT    AVAILABLE
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Description 1 videodisc (122 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation, NTSC.
Language Japanese or English dialogue with optional English subtitles.
Cast Fujiwara Tatsuya, Maeda Aki, Yamamoto Tarō, Kuriyama Chiaki, Shibasaki Kō, Andō, Masanobu, Bīto Takeshi.
藤原竜也, 前田亜季, 山本太郎, 栗山千明, 柴咲コウ, 安藤政信, ビートたけし.
Credits Director of photography, Yanagijima Katsumi ; art director, Heya Kyōko ; editor, Abe Hirohide ; composer, Amano Masamichi.
Director of photography, 柳島克己 ; art director, 部谷京子 ; editor, 阿部浩英 ; composer, 天野正道.
Note Based on the novel by Koushun Takami.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2000.
Special features: Director's cut of the film with Japanese and English language tracks plus English subtitles.
Summary In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary 'Battle Royale' act. 42 Students, Three Days, One Survivor, No Rules. Bonus features included.
Subject High school students -- Japan -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Contests -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Murder -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Genre Feature films Japan.
Motion pictures, Japanese.
DVD-Video discs.
Action and adventure films.
Dystopian films.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Horror films.
Film adaptations.
Fiction films.
Added Author Fukasaku, Kinji, director.
深作欣二. Director.
Fukasaku, Kenta, 1972- screenwriter.
深作健太, 1972- Author of screenplay.
Yanagijima, Katsumi, cinematographer.
柳島克己. Cinematographer.
Heya, Kyōko, set designer.
部谷京子. Set designer.
Abe, Hirohide, film editor.
阿部浩英. Film editor.
Amano, Masamichi, 1957- composer.
天野正道, 1957- Composer.
Fujiwara, Tatsuya, 1982- actor.
藤原竜也, 1982- Actor.
Maeda, Aki, 1985- actor.
前田亜季, 1985- Actor.
Yamamoto, Tarō, 1974- actor.
山本太郎, 1974- Actor.
Kuriyama, Chiaki, 1984- actor.
栗山千明, 1984- Actor.
Bīto Takeshi, actor.
ビートたけし. Actor.
Shibasaki, Kō, actor.
柴咲コウ. Actor.
Andō, Masanobu, 1975- actor.
安藤政信, 1975- Actor.
Takami, Kōshun, author.
高見広春. Author.
Tōei Kabushiki Kaisha.
Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc.
Note English title: Battle royale
Title on disc: Battle royale : survival program
Added Title Batoru rowaiaru (Motion picture). English & Japanese.
バトル・ロワイアル (Motion picture). English & Japanese.
Standard No. 013132376295
Music No. DV25179 Anchor Bay Entertainment
DV23762 Anchor Bay Entertainment
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Original is Best X
August 05 2014
This is the original and the better of the 2 releases. Certainly gives us something to ponder regarding the future. I'm not usually a lover of Japanese Horror but this one is disturbing. I can understand why it is a Japanese film.....
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