One of the best films ever made
| Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
I'm not going to bother reviewing the movies themselves because really, you wouldn't be considering buying this if you didn't already know it's premise. Instead, I'll talk about the package itself as a whole.
This set comes with 4 discs; Disc 1 and 2 consist of the director's cut and theatrical cut of the original Battle Royale. Disc 2 contains Battle Royale 2: Requiem, the very lacking sequel, and disc 4 is a DVD that contains a bunch of bonus features that relate to BR1.
Both movies have their original Japanese track with English subtitles, but the Director's Cut also contains an english dub track for those too lazy to read. Be warned though, it's god awful. The only redeeming factor to it is Spike Spencer voicing Nobu. Image quality is really good as well, though I haven't had a chance to watch this with a surround sound system so I can't comment on that.
Overall, if you can't get your hands on the limited edition Arrow release of this movie, this is your next best option. The inclusion of BR2 is a nice treat for those who want to witness the whole story and the decent amount of bonus material on disc 4 is going to definitely please the hardcore fans.
Also, for the record..Battle Royale came out in 2000. It is in no way, shape, or form a rip off of The Hunger Games and if you found that movie and it's PG-13 rating too tame, Battle Royale is the perfect substitute.
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