Battle Royale

Battle Royale

By Kinji Fukasaku

  • Genre: Action & Adventure
  • Release Date: 2001-09-14
  • Advisory Rating: 18
  • Runtime: 1h 49min
  • Director: Kinji Fukasaku
  • Production Company: AM Associates
  • Production Country: Japan
  • iTunes Price: GBP 7.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: GBP 3.49
From 1,417 Ratings


Battle Royale is back. It's time to return to the island and kill your friends, because the cult Japanese movie that defines twisted action and sickening violence is ready to shock you all over again. In a world where teenagers have no respect and adults are losing control there can be only one solution: Battle Royale! Now, see what happens when you let a high school class loose on an island, arm them and then give them a simple choice... Kill your friends or have them kill you; with poison, cross-bows, machetes and dynamite. "Beat" Takeshi Kitano (Violent Cop, Zatoichi) is a teacher pushed to the edge by his unruly charges. Kidnapped and gassed, his class wake up with exploding metal rings around their necks. If they rebel, they could lose their heads. Now they have three days and only one is permitted to survive this grisly battle to the death. Directed by the master of 70's Yakuza thrillers Kinji Fukasaku and featuring Kill Bill star Chiaki Kuriyama, Battle Royale is the movie that helped to define extreme Asian cinema in the 21st Century.



  • One of the best movies

    By Sweeneypies
    A great film that is really gruesome and perfect. Note: it’s out on DVD but I highly suggest you don’t buy the sequel. It’s pretty much the same script so you can easily guess what happens. I was rather disappointed by the sequel to this masterpiece.
  • Please Put On The Director’s Cut And The Extras

    By JP QUINN 40
    Please Put On The Director’s Cut Length Is 2Hr 2Min And Please Put On The Extras Thank You 🙂👍🏻🙂👍🏻
  • Awesome

    By Magnicata
    Copied time and again - the original hunger games! Utterly brilliant!
  • Where’s part 2?

    By Elarairah Hareshide
    A great great movie.. brilliant in fact. But the sequel is very relevant and finishes off the storyline, so …dear iTunes folk, where is it and why haven’t you added it yet???
  • Completely different from THG

    By 😍😀😃😍
    The Hunger Games isn't like this at all - it's got Districts and the Capitol and an intricate storyline. Stop comparing these two!
  • Best film ever

    By Chaz95usa
    This is a great masterpiece better than that silly hunger games it's has so much
  • Why is it so expensive?

    By JoshuaAndrewPaul
    It is an amazing film; but it is so much cheaper everywhere else. Why are you charging £10/14 for a film that is over 10 years old!
  • Battle royale

    By Mike1981iiikx
    Great film!