The kids of Third Year Class-B Shiroiwa Junior High School are back in a brand new UHD restoration of the classic cult shocker, Battle Royale and we have an exclusive clip from the start of the movie as the class realise the bloody future that awaits them.
Presenting an alternate dystopian vision of turn-of-the-millennium Japan, Battle Royale follows the 42 junior high school students selected to take part in the government’s annual Battle Royale programme, established as an extreme method of addressing concerns about juvenile delinquency.
Dispatched to a remote island, they are each given individual weapons (ranging from Uzis and machetes to pan lids and binoculars), food and water, and the order to go out and kill one other. Every player is fitted with an explosive collar around their neck, imposing a strict three-day time limit on the deadly games in which there can only be one survivor.
Overseeing the carnage is ‘Beat’ Takeshi Kitano (Sonatine, Hana-bi, Zatoichi) as the teacher pushed to the edge by his unruly charges…
This brand new five-disc Limited Edition 4K UHD Blu-ray includes the new 4K restoration of the Original Theatrical Version and Special Edition Director’s Cut of Battle Royale from the original camera negative by Arrow Films, approved by Kenta Fukasaku, plus the original soundtrack CD for Battle Royale [Limited Edition Exclusive], a collectors booklet, featurettes plus much more besides!
Battle Royale, the Limited Edition 4K UHD Blu-ray is out on 26 April from Arrow Video. Pre-order your copy here.