Battle Royale

(2001)

In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act.

‘Battle Royale’ May Be Adapted for a CW Network TV Series

‘Battle Royale’ May Be Adapted for a CW Network TV Series

Back in November, producer Roy Lee told us that a theatrical remake of the 2000 cult classic Battle Royale is not happening, due to the similarities between that project and The Hunger Games. Today, we have word that the CW Network is interested in bringing this dystopian story to the small screen with a new TV series.

The network has been involved in early discussions with Hollywood representatives about adapting Koushun Takami's novel, which director Kinji Fukasaku's Battle Royale is based on, into an English-language series. Nothing is solidified yet, although the network would expand the novel into an hour-long series, if a deal is finalized.

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CONTEST: Win The ‘Battle Royale: The Complete Collection’ Blu-ray

Anchor Bay Home Entertainment is releasing Battle Royale: The Complete Collection, which includes the cult classic Battle Royale and its sequel Battle Royale II, on Blu-ray and DVD March 20, which marks the first time in high-definition for both titles. We have a contest running and we're giving away copies of this Blu-ray set to our readers. These high-def boxed sets will surely go fast, so enter this contest today.

HERE'S HOW TO WIN! Just "Like" (fan) the Facebook page (below) and then leave a comment below telling us why these prizes must be yours! If you already "Like" , just leave a comment below telling us why these prizes must be yours!

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‘Battle Royale: The Complete Collection’ Blu-ray Debuts March 20th

Battle Royale. A title that has shocked, thrilled and unnerved audiences. A film whose fiendishly simple premise has inspired many imitations, including the upcoming The Hunger Games motion picture. Based on the 1999 global best-seller by Koushun Takami, the futuristic tale first came to the screen in 2000, directed by the legendary Kinji Fukasaku. Authors, filmmakers and film fans the world over consider the film and its 2003 sequel Battle Royale II sacred cinematic classics. And now, fans can own them on high-definition Blu-ray and DVD!

On March 20th, Anchor Bay Entertainment proudly brings the Battle Royale: The Complete Collection to Blu-ray and DVD for the first time in North America. Featuring state-of-the-art HD transfers, hi-res audio and a wealth of bonus features that delve deep into this truly international phenomenon - the three disc Blu-ray plus bonus DVD set has an SRP of $49.99 and an SRP $44.98 for the four disc DVD. Battle Royale will also be released separately on Blu-ray for an SRP of $29.99 and DVD for an SRP of $24.98. Pre-Book on both is February 22. Battle Royale will be available digitally via select outlets including iTunes and Xbox Live.

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‘Battle Royale’ Remake Won't Happen Because of ‘The Hunger Games’

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