I'm posting this here instead of the films on DVD section, since the movie is at the moment only available in R3. Warning - it contains spoilers about the first movie and some mild spoilers about Battle Royale II. I received the R3 2-disc set yesterday. Battle Royale II takes place a couple of years after the original movie. The two survivors from Battle Royale I have formed a terrorist group responsible for blowing up entire office/apartment blocks in revenge against grown ups for allowing BR. They are now hiding on an island. The next class of schoolkids are conscripted into BR, but now the rules have changed in two main ways: (1) they are placed in pairs so that if one of the pair dies, so does the other (via the deadly necklaces as in the first film); and (2) their goal is to storm the island and kill the rebels. The movie is largely concerned with whether they achieve this. Okay, so how good is the movie? The answer is 'not very'. The shock and originality of the original are not there. The gore is just as bad, it is arguably better photographed, but to what purpose? The original had a warped logic all of its own, whereas this time it is very confused. Some of the premises are likely to be deeply offensive (particularly to an American post-9/11 audience) and the ending is IMHO a huge cop-out and totally implausible. On a technical side, the transfer is superb and the DTS track excellent. However, I'd treat this one with caution.