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Battle Royale Blu-ray

United States
DigiBook / The Complete Collection Starz / Anchor Bay | 2000-2003 | 2 Movies, 3 Cuts | 369 min | Not rated | Mar 20, 2012

Battle Royale (Blu-ray)
Large:


Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: see individual releases
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Audio
Japanese: Dolby TrueHD 7.1
Japanese: Dolby TrueHD 5.1
English: Dolby TrueHD 5.1
Note: Japanese 7.1 track only f...

Subtitles
English

Discs
50GB Blu-ray Disc
Four-disc set (3 BDs, 1 DVD)

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Slipcover in original pressing
DigiBook

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Region A (C untested)

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Blu-ray rating
Video 3.8 of 53.8
Audio 3.5 of 53.5
Extras 3.2 of 53.2
Based on 1 user review

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Thriller76%
Horror70%
Dark humor34%
Action29%
79%
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Battle Royale

 (2000-2003)

Battle Royale Blu-ray delivers great video and audio in this enjoyable Blu-ray release

With school children all over the country growing increasingly delinquent, the Japanese government takes decisive action and introduces the Battle Royale Act. The Act sets forth a plan whereby a class will be chosen at random and flown to a remote island, where each student will then be given a weapon and set loose to fight their classmates, each student knowing that only one of their number will be allowed to leave the island alive. 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 and Noriko form an alliance and try to weather it through together.

For more about Battle Royale and the Battle Royale Blu-ray release, see Battle Royale Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 3.5 out of 5.

Directors: Kinji Fukasaku, Kenta Fukasaku
Writers: Kenta Fukasaku, Norio Kida
Starring: Takeshi Kitano (Beat Takeshi), Tatsuya Fujiwara, Aki Maeda, Ai Maeda, Chiaki Kuriyama, Sonny Chiba


This Blu-ray bundle includes the following titles, see individual titles for specs and details:

 

Battle Royale II: Requiem
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Battle Royale Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.0 of 5

Battle Royale
Score: 4/5


It may not be the most visually dazzling picture on Blu-ray, but Anchor Bay's 1080p presentation of cult-favorite Battle Royale is sure to satisfy fans. Though the source shows a touch of wear-and-tear in the form of largely unobtrusive speckles and pops, the image offers a relatively handsome, if not somewhat flat, film-like texture. A light layer of grain is retained, and fine detailing, while never superb, is its beneficiary. Facial and clothing textures hold their own, while woods and little odds and ends reveal adequate minutia. The island's greenery looks good even at a distance, with clumps of trees never appearing smeared or indistinct. Colors are rarely vibrant; those same greens represent the brightest hues, for the most part, save for the splattering of blood on skin and clothes. The dull-mustard school uniforms and dreary, earthy locales never afford the transfer much opportunity to pop, but the brightest scenes do reflect a balanced palette and strong clarity. Skin tones are neutral, and blacks are good. Extremely light banding in a gray sky may be seen in chapter ten, but such issues are largely absent through the whole. While this transfer will neither dazzle audiences with exacting details nor blind them with colorful bling, the stable, filmic appearance earns Anchor Bay's latest high marks.

Battle Royale II: Requiem
Score: 4/5


The analysis above largely repeats for the sequel. Battle Royale II looks rather good, if not a hair dull. The image never appears razor-sharp, but it's never really soft, either. Fine detail isn't lacking, but isn't extraordinary. Faces and clothes hold up well enough, but audiences won't be left breathless by anything in the film. Colors are fairly bland, never really popping and not all that brilliant by design. There are a few shots that take place in another country where brighter shades appear more often and with far more vibrancy than is ever really seen on the island. The image does enjoy a fair film-like texture. Light grain helps shape the picture and provide it a stabilizing force that plays a big part in solidifying the image through the dimmed colors and somewhat flat details. Pops and wear are sporadic. Flesh tones are fine, but blacks waver a bit, looking normal here, a little washed out there, and sometimes speckled with light noise. As with the first Battle Royale, the sequel's Blu-ray transfer won't dazzle, but this is a steady and film-accurate image that should satisfy most audiences.


Battle Royale Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.0 of 5

Battle Royale
Score: 4/5


Battle Royale's Japanese Dolby TrueHD 7.1 lossless soundtrack (an English Dolby TrueHD 5.1 dub is also included) delivers aggressive and immersive action. It lacks that pinpoint clarity of the best tracks, with some sound effects coming off as slightly muddled, but the sum total is very positive. The opening title music plays loudly and largely. Great separation, effortless space, and strong clarity are all evident. Piercing highs and heavy lows play nicely together. Hefty bass rocks the listening area, whether crashing waves along the island's shore or the dominant thud of automatic weapons fire. Gunshots ring out positively from every corner of the soundstage, including, at times, the added back channels, and combined with the lingering power of the shots and the sound of shell casings hitting the terrain, the net effect proves quite enjoyable and largely realistic. Drenching rains saturate the soundstage in one scene and helicopter blades slice through in another, both excellent examples of the sort of seamless surround presentation this track provides. Dialogue is firm and remains grounded in the center channel. This is a rather exciting, full-bodied track that suits the movie very well. Note that the theatrical cut includes only a Dolby TrueHD 5.1 soundtrack with no English language option.

Battle Royale II: Requiem
Score: 4.5/5


Battle Royale II's Dolby TrueHD 5.1 lossless soundtrack (no English dub is available) sounds fantastic. Like the video quality, it's not always a sonic marvel, but it is powerful and exciting, a real delight and just the right sort of presentation for a movie of this style. Music booms, with heavy lows and plenty of volume at reference level. Clarity is quite good, not perfect, but the entire range enjoys fine accuracy. A deep low end proves a stabilizing force to both the music and sound effects. Explosions thump with precision and terror. Gunfire erupts all over the soundstage, near and far, with startling clarity. The surround speakers are put to use throughout, whether capturing that distant gunfire or recreating a chaotic scene outside a military base where a crowd of reporters try to catch a glimpse at the new arrival combatants, all the while helicopters hover over the action and jet fighters scream from one side of the soundstage to the other. It's a very involved track that really gets the juices flowing. Rounded into shape by center-focused dialogue, Requiem's lossless soundtrack is a winner.



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