As most of you know, Anchor Bay is going to be dropping BATTLE ROYALE on Blu in a GIANT set of badass on 3/20. Violent as hell and tough as nails; BATTLE ROYALE is a masterpiece of modern cinema, and to prove that point, Anchor Bay is giving this a limited theatrical run. Dig this verbiage from Anchor Bay:



“My Favorite Movie of the last 20 years…I wish I had made this movie.” — Quentin Tarantino




On March 20th, Anchor Bay Entertainment proudly brings the Battle Royale: The Complete Collection to Blu-ray™ and DVD for the first time in North America, featuring state-of-the-art HD transfers, hi-res audio and a wealth of bonus features that delve deep into this truly international phenomenon.


Based on the 1999 global best-seller by Koushun Takami, the futuristic tale first came to the screen in 2000, directed by the legendary Kinju Fukasaku. Authors, filmmakers and film fans the world over consider the film and its 2003 sequel Battle Royale II: Requiem sacred cinematic classics.


But for those who wish to witness this quintessential cult masterpiece on the big screen, Anchor Bay Entertainment announces the following theatrical engagements for Battle Royale:


2/24: Madison – University of Wisconsin Madison (Wisconsin Union Directorate Film Committee) (free to campus)
2/24 – 2/25: Tulsa, OK – Circle Cinema
3/11 – 3/11: Cambridge – Brattle Theater
Seattle – Northwest Film Forum (late Fridays in March)
3/2 – 3/3: Portland, OR – Hollywood Theater
3/2: Spokane – Magic Lantern
3/8-3/9: Winchester, VA – Alamo Drafthouse
3/9-3/10: Minneapolis – Landmark Lagoon 5
3/9 – 3/15: Tucson AZ – Loft Cinema 2 (10pm)
3/10: Providence RI – Arkham Film Fest (no fee)
Huntington NY – Cinema Arts Center
3/16-3/17: Denver – Denver Film Center
3/18: Houston – Alamo Drafthouse
3/16-3/18 & 3/20: Austin – Alamo Drafthouse
3/19: Philadelphia – The Philadelphia Film Society/ The Trocadero
3/23-3/24: Seattle – The Egyptian Theater
3/30-3/31: Washington DC – E Street
4/6-4/7: Dallas – Inwood Theater
4/13: San Francisco – The Castro Theater
4/20-4/26: Seattle – SIFF Cinema
4/21: Columbus OH – 28th Annual Ohio Science Fiction Marathon
4/22 – TBD: Columbis OH – Drexel Theater
New York – IFC Center
5/24: Chicago – University of Chicago


See you on forty deuce,



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