I remember jonesing to see BATTLE ROYALE way back in 2000 when I first heard about it here at AICN. Since then it's been released all over the world, but we here in the States have had to make do with bootleg releases and knowing that we'd probably never get to see it on the big screen except for maybe some small release in repertory theaters. Then 9/11 happened, and that pretty much put the quietus on any kind of release here in the United States. Until now.
Anchor Bay Entertainment will be releasing BATTLE ROYALE on Blu-Ray and DVD in March, finally in the United States, and I want to own this movie and show it to unsuspecting people in the worst way. It's likely you've seen the film already, but I'm very happy that we'll be getting some kind of official release here. Anchor Bay has done good with titles like this one, and I hope that the Blu-Ray is nice and pristine. I've only seen the film a couple of times myself, so I'm very keen on revisiting it. Here's the official trailer for the release:
Hopefully we'll get some kind of limited theatrical release, but for those of you who still haven't had the opportunity to see this classic, your long wait will soon be over.