Battle Royale (4K UHD Limited Edition) (Arrow Video) [UK]

Strangerbyday

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Release date: April 26, 2021
Purchase links: Arrow Films - Amazon UK - Zavvi - HMV
Price: £60.00 (Arrow) - £59.99 (Amazon - Zavvi - HMV)
Notes: Arrow Films early bird pre order price £60.00 the price after will be £65.00


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Strangerbyday

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Would literally pay extra to not have that ratings logo on the front.
Also noticeable is the lack of the usual color strip along the bottom of the front, though I suppose that would ruin the aesthetic.
 

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Battle Royale 4K Ultra HD Collector's Edition
4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAY LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS
  • Brand 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.
  • 4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray presentation of both versions of Battle Royale in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible).
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the Battle Royale II: Requiem theatrical cut and the Battle Royale II: Revenge extended cut.
  • Original 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and 2.0 stereo audio.
  • Optional English subtitles.
  • Original soundtrack CD for Battle Royale [Limited Edition Exclusive].
  • Kinji Fukasaku: Man of Rage, an exclusive 120-page monograph on the director by Japanese cinema expert Tom Mes [Limited Edition Exclusive].
  • Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new essays by Matt Alt and Anne Billson and archival articles.
  • Exclusive Battle Royale collectors’ Trump Card set [Limited Edition Exclusive].
  • Reversible poster with new artwork [Limited Edition Exclusive].
 

Flloydo

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Love the look of this and darko but it’s a pass for now. Too expensive and skint for a few months. Maybe after release
 

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Do I really need another edition for BR? Probably not, but I've convinced myself to order it anyway since I don't own it on 4K... not that I currently have a 4K setup, but hopefully someday!
 
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Maksym

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Sixty pounds no thank you great film but not worth that price, and this is one reason why physical media will die
All those editions are selling out and go for twice the price on ebay. I’m not seeing how this proves that physical media will die out.
 

karl01

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All those editions are selling out and go for twice the price on ebay. I’m not seeing how this proves that physical media will die out.
Well only collectors will buy them your average movie lover will not pay £60 for a movie, and how many of these box sets actually get double? I am also a collector. I am seeing and doing it myself i am buying less as the prices are getting to expensive. As much us i love 4k and i like to own the best possible version of movies i love, it is dying.
 

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4K ULTRA HD LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

  • Brand 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
  • 4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray presentation of both versions of Battle Royale in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible)
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the Battle Royale II: Requiem theatrical cut and the Battle Royale II: Revenge extended cut
  • Original 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and 2.0 stereo audio
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Original soundtrack CD for Battle Royale [Limited Edition Exclusive]
  • Kinji Fukasaku: Man of Rage, an exclusive 120-page monograph on the director by Japanese cinema expert Tom Mes [Limited Edition Exclusive]
  • Illustrated collector's booklet featuring new essays by Matt Alt and Anne Billson and archival articles
  • Exclusive Battle Royale collectors' Trump Card set [Limited Edition Exclusive]
  • Reversible poster with new artwork [Limited Edition Exclusive]
DISC ONE - BATTLE ROYALE: ORIGINAL THEATRICAL VERSION (4K UHD)

  • Brand new audio commentary by critics Tom Mes and Jasper Sharp
  • Battle Royale at 20: Back to School, an exclusive new 42-minute documentary about the legacy of Battle Royale
  • Bloody Education: Kenta Fukasaku on Battle Royale, a brand new exclusive interview with the film's producer and screenwriter
  • The Making of Battle Royale: The Experience of 42 High School Students, documentary featuring footage from the shooting of the film and cast and crew discussions
  • The Slaughter of 42 High School Students, a look behind the scenes of the shoot
  • Behind the scenes footage with comments from the cast and crew
  • Filming on Set, a look at the shooting of key scenes from the film
  • Conducting Battle Royale with the Warsaw National Philharmonic, archive footage of Masamichi Amano conducting the soundtrack rehearsal
DISC TWO - BATTLE ROYALE: SPECIAL EDITION DIRECTOR'S CUT (4K UHD)

  • Shooting the Special Edition, on-location featurette with footage of the cast and crew reuniting for the shoot of the Special Edition
  • Royale Rehearsals, featurette on Kinji Fukasaku directing the film's young cast
  • Masamichi Amano Conducts Battle Royale, archive featurette
  • Takeshi Kitano Interview, filmed on location with the Japanese star
  • The Correct Way to Fight in Battle Royale, instructional video explaining the rules of the game
  • The Correct Way to Make 'Battle Royale': Birthday Version, a new version of the original instructional video made to celebrate Kinji Fukasaku's birthday
  • Premiere Press Conference, preceding the film's first public screening
  • Tokyo International Film Festival Presentation, with footage from the gala screening at the Tokyo International Film Festival
  • Opening Day at the Marunouchi Toei Movie Theatre, archive footage of the Japanese opening
  • Special Effects Comparison showing how the film's violent killings were created
  • Original Trailers and TV spots
  • Kinji Fukasaku trailer reel, a collection of original trailers for Fukasaku's classic yakuza films from the 70s
  • Image Gallery
DISC THREE - BATTLE ROYALE II: REQUIEM (REGION B BLU-RAY)

  • Bloody Graduation: Kenta Fukasaku on Battle Royale II, an exclusive brand new interview with the director and screenwriter of Battle Royale II
  • Behind the Scenes of Battle Royale II, on-location featurette during the film's shoot
  • Rehearsals footage of the auditions and pre-production rehearsals
  • War and Struggle, featurette of the cast discussing their thoughts on war
  • Alternate Piano Scene
  • The Recording of the Music Score, archive footage of Masamichi Amano and the Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Opening Gala with The Orchestra, featuring a public introduction by the director and main cast
  • Battle Royale II Premiere, a featurette on the film's first screening at the Marunouchi Toei Movie Theatre
  • Trailers and TV spots
  • Image gallery
DISC FOUR - BATTLE ROYALE II: REVENGE (REGION B BLU-RAY)

  • A Tribute to Kinji Fukasaku, featuring scenes of Kinji Fukasaku on the location of Battle Royale II
  • Kinji Fukasaku's 73rd Birthday: A Speech by Kenta Fukasaku, paying public tribute to his father
DISC FIVE - BATTLE ROYALE (SOUNDTRACK CD)

CD featuring the complete score to Battle Royale by Masamichi Amano and the Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra
 

Maksym

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Well only collectors will buy them your average movie lover will not pay £60 for a movie, and how many of these box sets actually get double? I am also a collector. I am seeing and doing it myself i am buying less as the prices are getting to expensive. As much us i love 4k and i like to own the best possible version of movies i love, it is dying.
From the recent similar boxsets those are coming to mind :
- Total Recall 4K collector’s Boxset
-Flash Gordon , Studiocabal 4K Boxset
- Tremors 4K Arrow Boxset

and those movies are not even mainstream.
 

karl01

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From the recent similar boxsets those are coming to mind :
- Total Recall 4K collector’s Boxset
-Flash Gordon , Studiocabal 4K Boxset
- Tremors 4K Arrow Boxset

and those movies are not even mainstream.
They are not selling they are just listed as that price, still my points stand they are way to overpriced which is just one factor to why physical media is coming to a end.
 
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Maksym

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From the recent similar boxsets those are coming to mind :
- Total Recall 4K collector’s Boxset
-Flash Gordon , Studiocabal 4K Boxset
- Tremors 4K Arrow Boxset
They are not selling they are just listed as that price, still my points stand they are way to overpriced which is just one factor to why physical media is coming to a end.
Total recall last sold -$120
Flash Gordon last sold - $135
Tremors - going price is $75, which is almost double the retail.
Bestbuy is reprinting almost all 2020 4K steelbooks as they have all been sold out and were actively going for double - triple the retail price. The reprint of Halloween 4k steelbook is sold out again, and again is going for double price on ebay.
I agree, there is no point in buying an amaray and those will probably die out. Collector’s editions , on the other hand, are doing just fine, if anything there have been more of them released nowadays and almost everything is selling out for full price without any problems. Of course, with the exclusion of Disney releases, as i suspect they just printed an unholy amount of them which defeats the whole purpose of the thing being limited collecting edition.
 

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Price is super subjective but I’m surprised to see so much chatter on it when it’s a 4-disc set (2 4K discs) plus the soundtrack in some super deluxe (and beautiful IMO) packaging. Arrow deluxe versions have always felt worth it to me for a long time. I’ve paid a lot more for a lot less.

Ordered on Diabolik for myself in the US. :emb:
 
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Price is super subjective but I’m surprised to see so much chatter on it when it’s a 4-disc set (2 4K discs) plus the soundtrack in some super deluxe (and beautiful IMO) packaging. Arrow deluxe versions have always felt worth it to me for a long time. I’ve paid a lot more for a lot less.

Ordered on Diabolik for myself in the US. :emb:
Completely agree with you :thumbs:
People tend to pay much more for a single steelbook in a fullslip, this looks like a decent box set with exciting extra materials. Not saying it is cheap, but imo it is very far from overpriced.