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Comparing versions/Costing out "Battle Royale" DVD

Old 07-26-02, 03:49 PM
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Usually Amazon will honor it if not too many people order it before they fix the price... also, even if they don't honor it - they will still sometimes honor it for a few people that got in early. I'm crossing my fingers. Uglyjay - welcome to the forum!
Old 07-26-02, 04:02 PM
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Originally posted by uglyjay
Check out the price for the special edition being released on 9/23 at Amazon.com.uk.
65% discount
Is the SE region 2 or region O? NTSC or PAL?

Thanks in advance, Tony Block
Old 07-26-02, 04:43 PM
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All my Tartan releases are R0 (Ring Trilogy + Dead or Alive). I'd bet my third nut it's PAL (no reason for it not to be since it's coming out of the UK/Europe)
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did nobody purchase the French disc ?
Old 07-26-02, 07:42 PM
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Originally posted by axolotls return
All my Tartan releases are R0 (Ring Trilogy + Dead or Alive). I'd bet my third nut it's PAL (no reason for it not to be since it's coming out of the UK/Europe)
The first Tartan release of Battle Royale is PAL reg 2 and the second release is NTSC reg O.

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Old 07-26-02, 07:50 PM
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Originally posted by Tony Block


The first Tartan release of Battle Royale is PAL reg 2 and the second release is NTSC reg O.

cheers, Tony Block
Hey Tony, here's the answer to your question!

cheers!




3. Battle Royale, Special Edition [2002]

Release Date: 23 September, 2002. Not Yet Available: You may still order this title. We will dispatch it to you when it is released by the publisher.

Edition Details:
Region 2 encoding (Europe, Middle East & Japan only)
PAL, Subtitled, Special Edition
ASIN: B00006G9XL
Catalogue Number: TVD3384


List Price: 29.99
Our Price: 10.39
You Save: 19.60 (65%)

Classification: Not for sale to persons under age 18. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 18 years of age or over.
Starring: Fujiwara Tatsuya, Maeda Aki, et al.
Director: Kinji Fukasaki,
Amazon.co.uk Sales Rank (DVD): 2

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Old 07-28-02, 01:14 AM
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This forum pays off again!Cheers for the tip uglyjay...I gave this deal a nudge too. 12 pounds to deliver to New Zealand...fantastic. Fingers crossed this one slips through. Now if I could just find a good deal on 24....
Old 07-28-02, 06:25 AM
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New Battle Royale Special Version DVD???

According to this site there will be a new Battle Roayle DVD from Tartan released on Sept. 29. This is supposed to be the new version with the additional footage.

Does anyone have more info on this?

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Old 07-28-02, 06:32 AM
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Re: New Battle Royale Special Version DVD???

Originally posted by niiyama
According to this site there will be a new Battle Royale DVD from Tartan released on Sept. 29. This is supposed to be the new version with the additional footage.

Does anyone have more info on this?
. . . no . . .

...(later)... I see you found out in the meantime how to do the 'elegant link' correctly... so my post is now superfluous... ... ...

. . . . . .

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Old 07-28-02, 10:05 AM
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Just make sure that your DVD player has Region 2 encoding and wiil play PAL format DVDs if you want the SE.

I already picked up the NTSC Reg 0 disc for $24.49 from amazon.co.uk. The transfer is 1.85:1 anamorphic and 5.1 DD audio. Very nice, IMO.

cheers, Tony Block

Info below about the SE taken from amazon.co.uk

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Battle Royale, Special Edition [2002]

Release Date: 23 September, 2002. Not Yet Available: You may still order this title. We will dispatch it to you when it is released by the publisher.

Edition Details:
Region 2 encoding (Europe, Middle East & Japan only)
PAL, Subtitled, Special Edition
ASIN: B00006G9XL
Catalogue Number: TVD3384

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Old 07-28-02, 07:12 PM
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Will this ever get a Region 1 release? This is the kids on the island killing each other movie, right?
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There is an R0 release, so it would be playable on an R1 player.

Since it seems like this thread is about an R2 disc, moving to International Forum.
Old 07-29-02, 01:24 AM
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this from amazon.co.uk (!?!?!)

Battle Royale [2002]

List Price: 29.99
Our Price: 10.39
You Save: 19.60 (65%)
Release Date: 23 September, 2002. Not Yet Available: You may still order this title. We will dispatch it to you when it is released by the publisher.
Old 07-29-02, 06:58 AM
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Price has been corrected now. Good luck to all of us who ordered.
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Good news. I asked amazon about the orders which were already placed. Here the answer:

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I do apologise for any confusion caused by this issue.

I have looked into your order and can see the prices you have been charged for your order. If there is a price increase, please rest assured that because your order was placed before the pricing adjustment, the cost to you for these titles will not change.

We apologise sincerely if this was unclear or confusing to you when you placed your order and appreciate the time that you have taken to point this out to us.
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Old 07-29-02, 10:59 PM
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Is the extended version coming out in September, region 2 or 0? PAL or NTSC?
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Just got an email from amazon.com.uk confirming that
they will be honoring the original 8.84 GBP price.
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me too
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I am considering buying the 2 Disc SE for $32, but it will be an expensive blind purchase. I am a huge horror fan ie: Evil Dead, Dead Alive, Prowler, etc. I prefer gore to scares. Does this film deliver? It seems some are saying it is tamer than it is hyped to be. The reason for my reluctance, is that I bought Ringu on a risk and was highly disappointed with it. I thought Audition was good, but overhyped. Without getting into a debate about Audition or Ringu, can you guys provide some insight into Battle Royale. How does it compare on the gore level? Not necessarily compared to Ringu or Audition, but to other well known gore-fests?
Old 12-20-02, 02:12 PM
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thanks for all the info..i inquired about this dvd a few days ago and the thread got locked and I was sent to an old irrelevant thread before I could get the info I needed..thanks!
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Originally posted by Deke Rivers
thanks for all the info..i inquired about this dvd a few days ago and the thread got locked and I was sent to an old irrelevant thread before I could get the info I needed..thanks!
Originally posted by benedict
If you do a search on "royale" you will find a shedload of earlier threads; some short, some long e.g. http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthr...hreadid=217583
[off-topic]]</small>Deke, "e.g." translates as "for example" - and it was an example of a long royale thread, by the way - rather than "this is a link to exactly what you are looking for".

The suggestion was that you do a search for "royale": it looks to me that boc4ever did just that and bumped this old relevant thread and for which thoughtful action he wins my applause.<small>[/off-topic]</small>


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Old 12-21-02, 07:24 PM
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I bought 3 "all region" copies from a place in NY for $10 a piece.
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Originally posted by boc4ever
I am a huge horror fan ie: Evil Dead, Dead Alive, Prowler, etc. I prefer gore to scares. Does this film deliver? How does it compare on the gore level? Not necessarily compared to Ringu or Audition, but to other well known gore-fests?
It is nothing like Evil Dead, or Dead Alive. Not really a gory movie or a horror movie. If you want to check it out go for the cheap HK disc. If you like it then you can always upgrade.
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i just got the Reg 3 version..trasnfer looks fine and it plays flawlessly on my Cyberhome 500..this all region stuff is great!!
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Originally posted by Trencher
It is nothing like Evil Dead, or Dead Alive. Not really a gory movie or a horror movie. If you want to check it out go for the cheap HK disc. If you like it then you can always upgrade.
I appreciate the advice. I decided to hold off completely for now, because I'd rather buy the 2 disc than a single disc if I'm going to take the plunge at all. I discovered my local video store (TLA) has a copy of the 5.1 NTSC single disc for rent. Unfortunately, some bozo has had the disc for several weeks, so I'll have to wait until they get it back.

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