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Epic Japanese flick Battle Royale set to hit US theaters! Find out where!

02.23.2012by: Jared Pacheco
Are you guys excited for Kinji Fukasaku's BATTLE ROYALE to finally hit DVD and Blu-Ray here in the US? What am I saying... of course you are! If you're as excited as I am then you'll definitely dig today's news...

You see Anchor Bay have decided that dropping BATTLE ROYALE onto DVD and Blu-Ray just isn't enough... It seems the studio will also be giving the classic genre romp a limited theatrical run! Hell yeah! Cross your fingers and hope this shite is hitting a theater near you! Here's the theater list:

Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin - Madison on February 24th
Tulsa, OK: Circle Cinema from February 24th through February 25th
Spokane, WA: Magic Lantern on March 2nd
Portland, OR: Hollywood Theater from March 2nd through March 3rd
Winchester, VA: Alamo Drafthouse from March 8th through March 9th
Minneapolis, MN: Landmark Lagoon 5 from March 9th through March 10th
Tucson, AZ: Loft Cinema 2 from March 9th through March 15th
Providence, RI: Arkham Film Fest on March 10th
Huntington, NY: Cinema Arts Center on March 10th
Cambridge, MA: Brattle Theater on March 11th
Seattle: Northwest Film Forum on March 11th
Denver, CO: Denver Film Center from March 16th through March 17th
Austin, TX: Alamo Drafthouse from March 16th through March 18th, with additional screenings on March 20th
Houston, TX: Alamo Drafthouse on March 18th
Philadelphia, PA: The Philadelphia Film Society/The Trocadero on March 19th
Seattle, WA: The Egyptian Theater from March 23rd through March 24th
Washington, DC: E Street Landmark from March 30th through March 31st
Dallas, TX: Inwood Theater from April 6th through April 7th
San Francisco, CA: The Castro Theater on April 13th
Seattle, WA: SIFF Cinema from April 20th through April 26th
Columbus, OH: 28th Annual Ohio Science Fiction Marathon on April 21st
Columbus, OH: Drexel Theater from April 22nd to an undetermined date
New York, NY: IFC Center on April 22nd
Chicago, IL: University of Chicago on May 24th

So what do you guys say? BATTLE ROYALE dropping somewhere near you? Planning on tapping this shite on the big screen? Spit some bullets below and let us know!

In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act.

BATTLE ROYALE hits DVD and Blu-Ray on March 20th. You can go ahead and pre-order the Complete Collection HERE or tap that BATTLE ROYALE Blu-Ray HERE.

Extra Tidbit: BATTLE ROYALE star Chiaki Kuriyama (above) also starred in Quentin Tarantino's KILL BILL: VOLUME 1.
Source: Anchor Bay

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