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For the first time in the United States, Kinji Fukasaku’s controversial “Battle Royale” officially arrives on DVD and Blu-ray to blow away your safe little suburban minds. Essentially “The Hunger Games” a decade before “The Hunger Games” was even a twinkle in Suzanne Collins’ eyes, “Battle Royale” is that cult film you might have heard about, but never managed to find yourself an import company of. Now you won’t have to search with shady dealers or wander into some dark alley to get your grubby little hands on a copy, the film will be available at a retailer of your choice on March 20th, 2012 courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment. And thanks to Anchor Bay, we have three (3) copies of “Battle Royale” (U.S. Director’s Cut Edition) on Blu-ray to give away to three (3) lucky winners. Head on below for details.
In the near future, the economy has collapsed, unemployment has soared and juvenile crime has exploded. Fearful of their nation’s youth, the Japanese government passes The BR Law: Each year, a 9th grade class is sent to a remote island where they will be locked into exploding neck collars, given a random weapon, and forced to hunt and kill each other until there is only one survivor left. Chiaki Kuriyama (Kill Bill) and screen legend Takeshi Kitano (Boiling Point, Brother) star in the movie that has been argued, acclaimed and banned around the world. More than a decade later, it remains one of the most savage, shocking and emotionally powerful films of all time. Now experience the complete Director’s Cut of Kinji Fukasaku’s uncompromising masterpiece – nominated for 10 Japanese Academy Awards® – available uncensored and unrated for the first time ever in America.
To reiterate, this Blu-ray copy is the Director’s Cut version, which includes the uncensored and unrated version of the movie for the first time ever in America, with Japanese and English language and English subtitles.
How To Enter:
1) Like us on Facebook (if you haven’t already).
2) Then send an email with the subject header “Battle Royale Giveaway” to the email firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember to include your name and snail mail address in the email.
3) The giveaway will run from today to a week from now on March 19, 2012, when we will draw three (3) lucky winners at random. Open to entrants.