At the dawn of the new millennium, Japan is in a a state of near-collapse. Unemployment is at an all-time high, and violence amongst the nations youth is spiraling out of control. With school children boycotting their lessons and physically abusing their teachers, a beleaguered and near-defeated government decides to introduce a radical new measure: the Battle Royale Act. Overseen by their former teacher, Kitano ('Beat' Takeshi) 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. Likened to Stanley Kubricks 'A Clockwork Orange' by many critics, this explosive film shocked a nation with its violent portrayal of a society in ruins.

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Battle Royale (2000)

Unrated

Action/Adventure/Drama/Suspense/Thriller · 2h 2m · 3/23/2001

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42 Students, Three Days, One Survivor, No Rules

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At the dawn of the new millennium, Japan is in a a state of near-collapse. Unemployment is at an all-time high, and violence amongst the nations youth is spiraling out of control. With school children boycotting their lessons and physically abusing their teachers, a beleaguered and near-defeated government decides to introduce a radical new measure: the Battle Royale Act. Overseen by their former teacher, Kitano ('Beat' Takeshi) 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. Likened to Stanley Kubricks 'A Clockwork Orange' by many critics, this explosive film shocked a nation with its violent portrayal of a society in ruins.

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Status

Released

Language

Japanese

Country

Japan

Production Companies

AM Associates, Fukasaku-gumi, GAGA, Kobi Co, MF Pictures, Nippon Shuppan Hanbai (Nippan) K.K., Toei Company, WoWow

Budget

$4,500,000

Revenue

$25,000,000
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Cast
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Tatsuya Fujiwara

Shuya Nanahara - Boy #15
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Aki Maeda

Noriko Nakagawa - Girl #15
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Tarô Yamamoto

Shôgo Kawada - Boy #5
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Chiaki Kuriyama

Takako Chigusa - Girl #13
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Takashi Tsukamoto

Shinji Mimura - Boy #19
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Sôsuke Takaoka

Hiroki Sugimura - Boy #11
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Yukihiro Kotani

Yôshitoki Kuninobu - Boy #7
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Eri Ishikawa

Yukie Utsumi - Girl #2
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Sayaka Kamiya

Satomi Noda - Girl #17
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Takayo Mimura

Kayoko Kotôhiki - Girl #8
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Yutaka Shimada

Yûtaka Seto - Boy #12
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Ren Matsuzawa

Keita Îjima - Boy #2
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Hirohito Honda

Kazushi Nîda - Boy #16
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Ryou Nitta

Kyôichi Motobuchi - Boy #20
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Sayaka Ikeda

Megumi Etô - Girl #3
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Anna Nagata

Hirono Shimizu - Girl #10
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Yukari Kanasawa

Yûkiko Kitano - Girl #6
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Misao Kato

Yumiko Kusaka - Girl #7
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Hitomi Hyuga

Yûko Sakaki - Girl #9
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Satomi Ishii

Haruka Tanizawa - Girl #12
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Asami Kanai

Chisato Matsui - Girl #19
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Satomi Hanamura

Yûka Nakagawa - Girl #16
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Yousuke Shibata

Mitsuru Numai - Boy #17
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Shirô Gô

Ryûhei Sasagawa - Boy #10
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Yuuki Masuda

Hiroshi Kuronaga - Boy #9
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Shigeki Hirokawa

Shô Tsukioka - Boy #14
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Tamaki Mihara

Izumi Kanai - Girl #5
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Tomomi Shimaki

Sakura Ogawa - Girl #4
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Yasuomi Sano

Kazuhiko Yamamoto - Boy #21
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Shin Kusaka

Yoshio Akamatsu - Boy #1
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Gouki Nishimura

Tatsumichi Ôki - Boy #3
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Shigehiro Yamaguchi

Toshimori Oda - Boy #4
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Osamu Ohnishi

Yôji Kuramoto - Boy #8
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Satoshi Yokomichi

Tadakatsu Hatagami - Boy #18
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Junichi Naitou

Yûichiro Takiguchi - Boy #13
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Tsuyako Kinoshita

Mizuho Inada - Girl #1
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Mai Sekiguchi

Kaori Minami - Girl #20
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Takako Baba

Yoshimi Yahagi - Girl #21
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Haruka Nomiyama

Mayumi Tendô - Girl #14
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Aki Unone

Fumiyo Fujiyôshi - Girl #18 (as Aki Inoue)
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Ai Iwamura

Girl Who Won the Last Battle Royale
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Ai Maeda

Shiori - Kitano's Daughter (voice)
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Minami

Keiko - Kawada's Girlfriend
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Michi Yamamura

Reporter (as Michiko Yamamura)
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Suzuka Tonegawa

Young Mitsuko
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Tarô Suwa

Middle-Aged Man
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Reiko Kataoka

Mitsuko's Mother
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Takeyuki Hirai

Soldier
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Tomu Asakawa

Soldier
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Yûya Nakahara

Soldier
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Takashi Komori

Soldier
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Ryôta Nakamura

Soldier
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Akihiro Ugajin

Soldier
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Yôichi Murakami

Soldier
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Tsuguharu Niizaki

Soldier
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Jun'ichi Nashiki

Soldier
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Hiroshi Kitagawa

Soldier
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Hideaki Kawashima

Soldier
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Umiji Tasaki

Soldier
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Mitsuaki Tachikawa

Soldier
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Hidetsugu Okumura

Soldier
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Daisuke Yazawa

Soldier
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Nobuki Baba

Soldier
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Naoki Iwasawa

Soldier
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Kôji Tokuhisa

Soldier
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Mikiya Sanada

Soldier
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Kazuhiro Yokokura

Soldier
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Shigeki Homma

Soldier
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Kazuo Araki

Soldier
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Gôshi Matsuhara

Soldier
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Akira Yoshizawa

Soldier
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Kenzo Shirahama

Soldier
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Kanji Okumura

Soldier
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Shôji Takano

Soldier
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Ryôji Sugimoto

Soldier
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Hajime Yoneda

Soldier
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Hideaki Kojima

Soldier
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Nanami Ohta

Mitsuko's Friend
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Ayana Noguchi

Mitsuko's Friend
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Tetsu Masuda

Class A Homeroom Teacher
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Kazutoshi Yokoyama

Basketball Referee
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Kotaru Kamijou

Jô Kitô - Class A Basketball Player
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Hirobumi Seki

Kôsuke Okiyama - Class A Basketball Player
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Kiyoyuki Matsumoto

Shinichirô Tanaka - Class A Basketball Player
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Gou Ryugawa

Lieutenant Anjo
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Takashi Taniguchi

Nanahara's Father
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Ken Nakaide

Hayashida-san
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Kanako Fukaura

Bus Guide
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Yûko Miyamura

Training Video Girl
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Ko Shibasaki

Mitsuko Sôma - Girl #11 (as Kô Shibasaki)
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Masanobu Andô

Kazuo Kiriyama - Boy #6
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Takeshi Kitano

Kitano (as Bito Takeshi)
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Doug Erholtz

Hayashida (voice) (uncredited)
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Erin Fitzgerald

Yukie Utsumi / Yumiko Kusaka (voice) (uncredited)
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Stephanie Komure

Mitsuko Souma / Megumi Eto / Training Video Girl / Kayoko Kotohiki (voice) (uncredited)
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Stephanie Sheh

Takako Chigusa (voice) (uncredited)
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John Snyder

Kitano (voice) (uncredited)
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Spike Spencer

Yoshitoki Kuninobu (voice) (uncredited)
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Kaiji Tang

Shogo Kawada (voice) (uncredited)
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Julie Ann Taylor

Reporter (voice) (uncredited)
Crew
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Kinji Fukasaku

Director
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Koushun Takami

Writer
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Kenta Fukasaku

Writer
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Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

Battle Royale: Survival Program

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

5/15/2007

Disc Title Front Cover

Battle Royale

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (Std.))

3/20/2012

Disc Title Front Cover

Battle Royale: Director's Cut

(Blu-ray, Box)

3/20/2012

Disc Title Front Cover

Battle Royale: Theatrical Cut

(Blu-ray, Box)

3/20/2012

Disc Title Front Cover

Battle Royale

(DVD)

9/4/2002

Disc Title Front Cover

Battle Royale

(DVD)

Disc Title Front Cover

Battle Royale

(DVD)

Disc Title Front Cover

Battle Royale

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

3/20/2012

Disc Title Front Cover

Battle Royale I (Ws Spec Sub Dol)

(DVD)

5/15/2007

Disc Title Front Cover

Battle Royale

(DVD, Digibook)

6/15/2004

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