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Battle Royal 1 & 2, Which Versions? [duplicate]

Old 08-22-04, 09:15 AM
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Battle Royal 1 & 2, Which Versions?

Hello everyone!

I'm planning on getting both Battle Royal movies, but have no idea which to go for. I checked the forum and didn't find much that helped me.
After reviewing the many many versions a la "Army of Darkness" I was thinking of getting the :

Battle Royale SE Director's cut (dts-2disc) (Korean Version)

Battle Royale II (Korean Version)

but still not too sure. What do you guys suggest?

Thanks!
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Old 08-22-04, 09:36 AM
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If you're only going to buy one version of Battle Royale, I'd recommend the Tartan 2-disc Director's Cut:

R0 United Kingdom - (Tartan - Director's Cut:

Extras:

DISC ONE
Special Edition of the film featuring additional footage and alternate ending

DISC TWO
"The Making Of Battle Royale" featurette
"Battle Royale Press Conference" featurette
"Special Effects Comparison" featurette
"Tokyo International Film Festival 2000" featurette
"Battle Royale" featurette
"Behind The Scenes" featurette
"Filming On Set" featurette
Instructional video: Birthday version
Audition and rehersal footage
Basketball scene rehersals
Theatrical trailer
TV spots
Director's statement
Cast and crew filmographies
Subtitles:
English
Picture format:
1.78:1 Anamorphic PAL
Soundtrack(s):
Japanese DTS 5.1
Japanese Dolby Digital 5.1


I'd recommend skipping Battle Royale II altogether, but if you're set on getting it the Korean release is the best all-around:

R3 DTS Hong Kong - (Universe Laser And Co.)
Extras:
DISC 1
*The Film
DISC 2
Star Files:
- Takeshi Kitano
- Fukasaku Kinji
Behind The Scenes featurette
Making Of featurette
The Gala And The Orchestra featurette
Photo Gallery (10 stills)
Bonus Trailers:
- Battle Royale
- Ghost Systems
Theatrical Trailer
Subtitles:
Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional and English
Picture format:
1.85:1 Anamorphic NTSC
Soundtrack(s):
Japanese DTS 5.1
Japanese Dolby Digital 5.1
Notes:
The English subtitles have spelling and grammatical errors throughout.

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A search will throw up many past discussions on these titles, one of those being: Battle Royale! Which Version?!?! So Many!! Arrggh!!
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