In advance of the Hunger Games feature film debut on March 23rd, the Japanese film Battle Royale is finally being released in the US. Battle Royale tells the story of a class of students forced to battle to the death. Sound familiar? Its essentially the same basic plot of The Hunger Games.
Battle Royale, released in 2000 and directed by Kinji Fukasaku, will be released on March 20th. Building off the excitement for The Hunger Games makes perfect sense, but it’s likely to be assumed as an imitation due to its similar story and not as publicized existence.
Regardless, the cult film fanatics of the US have been waiting a long time. Check the trailer for the Battle Royale DVD release below.