One of the most controversial films in history, now available for the first time ever in America! In 2000, director Kinji Fukasaku unleashed "Battle Royale," his violently poetic epic about an innocent group of Junior High students forced by the government to hunt and kill their classmates for sport. It was nominated for 10 Japanese Academy(R) Awards, launched a global phenomenon, and banned from screens by frightened civic groups and distributors across America. Three years later, the equally disturbing sequel - featuring a new class, new rules, and a brutal terrorist plot by the first film’s young survivors - triggered its own tragic firestorm around the world. Now for the first time ever, you can see it all: Experience the entire "Battle Royale" saga on 4 discs - including more than 3 hours of definitive Special Features - that forever blasts open one of the most potent, shocking and savagely influential sagas in motion picture history. Disc 1: "Battle Royale: Director's Cut" (Japanese and English Language Tracks with English Subtitles); Disc 2: "Battle Royal: Theatrical Cut" (Japanese Language Track with English Subtitles); Disc 3: "Battle Royale II: Requiem" (Japanese Language Track with English Subtitles); Disc 4: Bonus DVD (Japanese Language Track with English Subtitles).
• Special Features: Featurettes: "The Making Of 'Battle Royale'", Tokyo International Film Festival 2000, "Battle Royale" Press Conference, Special Effects Comparison, Instructional Video: Birthday Version, Behind-The-Scenes Featurette, "Filming On-Set", "Battle Royale" Documentary, Special Edition TV Spot, TV Spot: Tarantino Version, Audition & Rehearsal Footage, Basketball Scene Rehearsals, Original Theatrical Trailer; English Audio Option for "Battle Royale: Director's Cut"
• Languages: Japanese; Subtitles: English