Ultra Violent ‘Battle Royale’ Blu-ray Boasts Tarantino Seal of Approval
If critically acclaimed director Quentin Tarantino claims that a certain film is 'My favorite movie of all time,' then that is a seal of approval that you cannot overlook. That movie is Battle Royale, a brutal Japanese film that has never been released in North America - until now. Set in a future where economic crisis and overpopulation threaten the future of Japan, the government passes a shady new law called the Millennium Educational Reform Act, better known as the Battle Royale Act. This act demands that each year a class of students be abducted, affixed with tracking devices, and pitched onto an unfamiliar terrain where they will be forced to slaughter their peers to survive. 42 students enter, but only 1 will leave alive. Originally released in 2000, the Blu-ray is headed to American shores this spring with a lot of buzz surrounding it.