Battle Royale: The Complete Collection

Release Date: 
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
On Blu-Ray: 
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Running Time: 
368 minutes

The first time I saw Battle Royale I was blown away. Like Kubrick’s 1971 opus to the contradictions of society from a youth’s perspective, so was Battle Royale. When Japan began to fall into ruin and countless adults lost their jobs, grew detached from the responsibilities of parenthood by offing themselves or leaving all together, an inevitable uprising of neglected youth’s was bound to happen. The band aid fix, The Millennium Education Reform Act or Battle Royale. A random class would be subjected to the BR act, have collars placed around their necks, and sent out onto a deserted island to kill one another off. The last student standing was proclaimed the victor and allowed to return home.