Battle Royale Limited Edition [4K Ultra-HD] [Blu-ray]
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This is why, when I hear reports about recent outbreaks of teenage violence and crimes, I cannot easily judge or dismiss them. Though audiences may recognise the story’s key elements and moral dilemmas from both Lord Of The Flies and The Hunger Games series (released 12 years after Fukasaku’s movie ), Battle Royale is an entirely different beast. I was under the assumption the LE was ONLY released at 4k with BR2 and BR2: Revenge being the only standard Blu-ray’s in the set. When Class B of Zentsuji Middle School are chosen to take part in the massacre, the different students quickly take sides against each other, but Shuya (Tatsuya Fujiwara) and Noriko (Aki Maeda) form an alliance in an attempt to survive the experience together. For those of you who may already own previous editions of these films on disc, the good news is that everything from the 2012 Starz/Anchor Bay Blu-ray has carried over here, as well as all of the extras from the 2010 Arrow Video UK Blu-ray release, and the 2002 Tartan DVD too.
There’s two versions of this limited edition release; a Blu-ray only version and a 4K Ultra HD only version. Based in an alternative dystopian Japan, Kinji Fukasaku’s Battle Royale is set in a world where the government has passed a law named the ‘BR ACT’ in an attempt to rid of disobedient youths (it’s a bit harsh… but go with it! For its inclusion in this box set, both Requiem (the Original Theatrical Version, which runs 132:49) and the longer Revenge Cut (the Special Edition Director’s Cut, which runs about 19 minutes longer at 151:50) were remastered digitally from the original DI and are available here in 1080p HD on separate Blu-rays ( Requiem on Disc Three and Revenge on Disc Four). Having been selected as this year’s participants, the class are taken to a remote island where they will be forced to fight and kill each other until only one remains.I do feel that its strongest impact is with audiences closer to the age of its protagonists, but it is still a watchable piece of entertainment. Interestingly, there was an ad on the reverse of their included "Enter the World of 4K Ultra HD"-card for the little seen horror movie, The Deeper You Dig, released on blu-ray last year. There’s also anime of course which we know how that went back then (especially in the UK with Urotsukidoji).
Arrow video è sinonimo di qualità assoluta, edizione che merita di essere acquistata nonostante il prezzo possa sfiduciare. I have to say that there is an aspect of the film which does benefit from this, little moments of space to breathe between the mayhem, and more opportunities to touch base with the first film.Sent to a remote island under the guise of a field trip, they awake (after having been gassed) in a warehouse under military guard and are told by their old teacher Kitano (played by Takeshi Kitano, aka Beat Takeshi) that they have three days to fight each other to the death. There are several actions that could trigger this block including submitting a certain word or phrase, a SQL command or malformed data.
You might think that Revenge would help, after all with another 20 minutes of footage, that would offer 20 minutes of character development and background in a film where the cast drop like flies in the first hour. ULTRA-HD SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS • 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 • 4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray presentation of both versions in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible) • Original 5. As Japanese society descends into anarchy, new laws are passed in an attempt to deter the country's wayward youth, and a class of high school students is chosen at random and dumped on a deserted island, where they're forced to kill each other until only one remains. Playing like a turbo-charged hybrid of Lord of the Flies and The Most Dangerous Game, the final completed work by veteran yakuza film director Kinji Fukasaku ( Battles without Honor and Humanity, Graveyard of Honor) helped launch a new wave of appreciation for Asian cinema in the 21st century. This time last year, I had finally got around to reviewing the 2010 Limited Edition Blu-ray release of Battle Royale, which was when Arrow Video went and announced a brand new Limited Edition of Battle Royale, on UHD and on Blu-ray.Overseeing the carnage is ‘Beat’ Takeshi Kitano (Sonatine, Hana-bi, Zatoichi) as the teacher pushed to the edge by his unruly charges. The question now remains, having quadruple-dipped on Battle Royale over the years, do I want to get it on UHD as well? There’s a shot about 53 minutes into the film in which one of the girls is crossing a cement battlement at sunset.