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Battle Royale Region 2...?

Old 05-07-01, 10:21 AM
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I've heard it is coming out in Japan on 6/8.

Has anyone heard any details on this release? Will it have any additional subtitling?
Old 05-07-01, 11:33 AM
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im excited about this movie as well, but i have my doubts wether or not it will come out on R2, i guess well have to wait and see..........or but the japanese version.
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What's this movie about? Just curious...
Old 05-10-01, 08:07 PM
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The movie is about a bunch of school kids who is in a island and there can only ben ONE like the highlander so they start killing each other.I think you guys should wait before buying this edition because the movie is making second round in the Japanese theaters with a special edition.More voilent I guess.
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like big brother, only a little bit more violent.......
Old 05-12-01, 05:39 PM
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has anyone found out yet if there is a release date in Japan and if there are english subtitles ???

i would love to see that one
Old 05-12-01, 06:38 PM
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...for a couple of reviews of this film, go here:

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http://www.mrqe.com/lookup?^Battle+Royale+(2000)

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Old 06-03-01, 05:40 AM
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did any1 find out about a release date yet and subtitles ??? are there any english pages about japanese release dates ?
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it's coming, but...

From the Asian DVD Guide web site (before it was dismantled): "Toei will be releasing Battle Royale on DVD in Japan on 6/8/2001 for rental only at a price of 16000 Yen. The sell-through date for Toei's Battle Royale DVD is rumored to be 9/21/2001 at a price of 5200 Yen. The specs on Toei's website for this DVD make no mention of English subtitles."
Old 06-05-01, 11:01 PM
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Any sites selling VCDs of this now?

Although I'm 98% DVD, I buy a lot of Asian Films on VCD because they are cheap and that way I can buy several on a whim just to see something different. I'll often get lucky with a gem.

BTW, I recommend these VCDs (if you can bring yourself to buy VCDs):
SHIRI (Korean - good Action film, Only film to gross more than Titanic in Korea)
THE RING (Japanese, horror... creepy, and the fact that everyone's speaking a language I don't understand makes it even creepier)
Old 06-05-01, 11:06 PM
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Just found this site that has the VCD for about $10 US

http://www.charmes.de/



[Edited by ShawnMercury on 06-05-01 at 08:09 PM]
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Originally posted by ShawnMercury
Any sites selling VCDs of this now?

http://www.dddhouse.com is selling the vcd right now. Good service!
Old 06-06-01, 11:11 PM
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Thanks, I just ordered a crapload of VCDs from DDDHouse.com.
I picked up BATTLE ROYALE, and every VCD on the main page that had (1) a gun (2) a sword or (3) a sexy Asian babe pictured on the cover. Hey, some of those have to be good.

It's scary when the total came to HK$700, but that's less than a $100 US.
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ShawnMercury ...now there's a truly discerning film fan!...

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Old 06-07-01, 11:14 AM
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Yeah, the retail release of the DVD has been definitely delayed until September. If you want to see this movie NOW your best bet is to go with the VCD.
Old 06-07-01, 09:58 PM
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has anyone watched this VCD yet ? is it widescreen ?

guess it is time to check chinatown again ..

wow .. a german VCD site ... now that i left that country they start having cool stuff !
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I ordered the VCD last week from http://www.dddhouse.com. I received an email on Saturday that it was shipped (I also ordered Accidental Spy DTS, both came out to about $26) and that I should receive it in about 7 days.

Total for the VCD (with shipping) comes out to about $10-12, pretty reasonable I think.

Once I get it I'll post a review.
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um.. translations please, my nihongo is really bad and i can't read a lick of kanji.



Old 06-13-01, 09:36 AM
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Sorry, my japanese isn't that good eaither.

Watashi wa baka desu!
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The items that I could read were: data files, a video of some kind (making of?), trailers & TV spots, one line says simply Beat Takeshi (interview? bio? what?). What I had heard before indicated NO English subtitles, but I also have heard that a Hong Kong DVD is coming before too long, which would likely have subs but be coded region 3. Apparently, they've just released a special edition cut of the film to theaters in Japan that runs 8 minutes longer that features more gore and punched up sound. No doubt this version will get a video release as well...
Old 06-15-01, 08:17 AM
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Originally posted by ShawnMercury
Any sites selling VCDs of this now?
BTW, I recommend these VCDs (if you can bring yourself to buy VCDs):
SHIRI (Korean - good Action film, Only film to gross more than Titanic in Korea)
THE RING (Japanese, horror... creepy, and the fact that everyone's speaking a language I don't understand makes it even creepier)
You are really doing yourself a disservice by buying Shiri on VCD. There is a DVD Korean(region all)deluxe box set version that is well worth the price. Lots of goodies, great transfer and English subtitles for around $25.
Old 06-15-01, 11:01 AM
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Reports that I have read indicate that the VCD quality is not very good. Lots of heavy pixellation and a lot of the action takes place at night with the screen basically just going black for long periods of time. But hey it's not a big investment.

It is a very cool movie. Saw it at SIFF this week.

[Edited by nekobus on 06-16-01 at 03:32 PM]
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My VCD arrived last Thursday but unfortunately I was away so couldn't watch until last night - quality is excellent for VCD - couple of points where the subtitles can't be read as the background is light coloured (also happpens on hard subbed DVDs) and a few of the long tracking shots are jerky. Apart from that it's recommended - good film and if you want to see it now then worth getting while waiting for the DVD.
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I got my Battle Royale along with other movies at Asiandiscs.com

Hey All, I was browsing around different sites and found a store that carried Battle Royale VCD and other asian movies at quite cheap prices! I also received my order in a few days instead of waiting for a week from overseas. The site is even having Music cds in a while! I would recommend http://www.asiandiscs.com to anyone!!
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As a person who is working in Japan, I saw the DVD release date is like September , so there is a documentary inside also the making of and 5.1 sound and no English subtitles.Tahtsa ll the info I remember seeing in the release papers

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