In Japanse with English subtitles. Tartan Asia Extreme Edition.
At the dawn of the new millennium, Japan is in a state of near-collapse. Underemployment is at an all-time high, and violence amongst the nation's youth is spiraling out of control. With school children boycotting their lessons and physically abusing teachers, a beleaguered and near-defeated government decides to introduce a radical, new measure: The Battle Royale Act.
Overseen by a former teacher, Kitano, and requiring that a randomly chosen school class be taken to a deserted island and forced to fight each other to the death, the Act dictates that only one pupil be allowed to survive the punishment. He or she will return, not as the victor, but as the ultimate proof of the lengths to which the government are prepared to go to curb the tide of juvenile disobedience.
- Starring: Takeshi Kitano, Masanobu Ando, Chiaki Kuriyama, Tatsuya Fujiwara, Taro Yamamoto, Kou Shibasaki, Aki Maeda
- Format: Color, Dolby, DVD, NTSC, Widescreen
- Language: English
- Number of Discs: 1
- Rating: R
- Label: Entertainment Uk
- Run Time: 109 minutes
- Catalogue #: 3385
- Star and Director filmographies
- Stills Gallery
- Mark Wyatt film notes
- Original Theatrical Trailer