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Added on: 27/8/2004 19:13
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Battle Royale 2: Requiem (UK)

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This time it`s war
Certificate: 18
Running Time: 133 mins
Retail Price: £19.99
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Set 3 years after the events in Battle Royale, a teenage terrorist group, The Wild Seven, led by survivors of that first battle, has set itself up on a remote island from where it launches its worldwide campaign to destroy all adults responsible for the new Age of Terrorism. The government plans to fight them with a reluctant army of schoolkids, hoping one group will eliminate the other. If they can`t do so within 72 hours, then they will face certain death at the hands of the authorities...

Special Features:
Trailer. Film notes. Asia Extreme trailer reel

Video Tracks:
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1

Audio Tracks:
Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 Japanese
Dolby Digital 5.1 Japanese
DTS 5.1 Japanese

Subtitle Tracks:

Directed By:
Kinji Fukasaku
Kenta Fukasaku

Written By:

Haruka Suenaga
Ayana Sakai
Shûgo Oshinari
Ai Maeda
Tatsuya Fujiwara

Tartan Video

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9 / 10
Content: Set 3 years after the first movie, we find Nanahara, one of the survivors of the first movie, has formed a group called The Wild Seven who has declared war on the government and the adults who support the BR Act. In response to this, the government create the BR 2 Act. which changes the game slightly by sending a class of Junior High School Students to an island, but not to kill each other this time, to kill Nanahara and Wild Seven instead. Each student has had a exploding collar put on them again but this time they are linked to a partner so if their partner dies their collar explodes. Also this time the students are given guns instead of a random weapon :)

Video: Presented in 1.77:1 Anamorphic Widescreen. The picture is very good, the colours are good and the detail is pretty high, not to soft. The Subtitles are nice and easy to read also.

Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo Japanese, Dolby Digital 5.1Japanese and dts 5.1 Japanese. All sound great but the dts track sounds the best. The bass from the explosions really booms and the gun fights sound sweet.

Extras: Trailers for Battle Royale 1 and 2 and some other Asian movies, Director Bio, Director Statement and a 4 page collectors book with film notes.

Overall: Great movie ( not as good as the first, but still great ) on a great disk ( thanks to dts ) only let down slightly by lack of extras. Still well worth watching.
posted by Jackass on 29/8/2004 17:44