Battle Royale

Battle Royale (2000)

Genres - Action-Adventure, Drama, Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Dystopian Film, Girls with Guns, Splatter Film  |   Release Date - Dec 16, 2000  |   Run Time - 114 min.  |   Countries - Japan  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Battle Royale (バトル・ロワイアル, Batoru Rowaiaru) is a 2000 Japanese dystopian action film adapted from the 1999 novel of the same name by Koushun Takami. It is the final film directed by Kinji Fukasaku, the screenplay written by his son Kenta, and stars Takeshi Kitano. The film tells the story of Shuya Nanahara, a junior high-school student who is struggling with the suicide of his father and who is forced by the government to compete in a deadly game where the students in his class must fight to the death, with only the sole survivor being allowed to live. The film aroused both domestic and international controversy and was either banned outright or deliberately excluded from distribution in several countries.

The film was a mainstream domestic blockbuster, becoming one of the ten highest-grossing films in Japan, and was released in 22 countries worldwide. It received global audience and critical acclaim and is often regarded as one of Fukasaku's best films. Fukasaku started working on a sequel, Battle Royale II: Requiem, but he died of prostate cancer on January 12, 2003 after shooting only one scene with Takeshi Kitano. His son, Kenta Fukasaku, completed the film in 2003 and dedicated it to his father.

Movie Info

Budget

$4,500,000

Box Office

$1,340,715

Tags

Battle, Cult, Dark, Death, Dystopia, Film Based On A Novel, Friendship, Game Of Death, Gore, High School, Island, Japan, Mind-Bending/Experimental, Murder, Soldier, Suicide, Survival, Survivor, Television, Violent

Attributes

Based On: Battle Royale

Alternate Titles

A Batalha Real
PT
Bataille Royale
CA
Batalha Real
BR
Batalla real
AR, CL, ES
Batalla Real
MX
Batoru rowaiaru
CA, EC, IN, JP, AE
Battle Royale
AU, BR, CA, CL, DK, EG, FI, FR, DE, GR, HK, HU, IN, IL, IT, KR, NL, NO, PH, PL, PT, SG, ZA, ES, SE, TH, GB, US
Battle Royale - Nur einer kann überleben!
DE
Battle Royale: Cuộc Chiến Sinh Tử
VN
Battle Royale: Special Edition
US
Battle Royale: Special Version
JP
Borba do poslednjeg
RS
Juego Sangriento
MX
Karališkas mušis
LT
Kraljevska bitka
HR
Ölüm oyunu
TR
Королівська битва
UA
Королевская битва
RU
Кралска битка
BG
बैटल रॉयाल
IN
バトル・ロワイアル
JP
バトル・ロワイアル 特別篇
JP
バトル・ロワイアル3D
JP
大逃杀
CN
大逃殺
HK, TW
大逃殺3D:十周年特別版
TW
배틀 로얄
KR