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Battle Royale: Limited Edition

A new DVD and Blu-ray release packed with interesting extras

Battle Royale

“Today’s lesson is: you kill each other off until there’s only one of you left,” explains teacher Takeshi Kitano to his teenage pupils, stranded on a booby-trapped island.

So begins Kinji Fukasuku’s brutal splat-ire, a Manga-fied Lord Of The Flies with automatic weapons instead of toffs with spears.

Includes the six-minutes-longer (ie pointless) director’s cut, interviews (including one with BR fan Tarantino), and six featurettes, most of which suggest child safety wasn’t exactly top of Fukasuku’s agenda during this field trip to end all field trips.

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