There are 666 portals that connect this world to the other side. These are concealed from all human beings. Somewhere in Japan exists the 444th portal.... The forest of resurrection.

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Hideo Sakaki ...
The Man
Chieko Misaka ...
The Girl
Kenji Matsuda ...
Yakuza Leader with butterfly knife
Yuichiro Arai ...
Motorcycle-riding yakuza with revolver
Minoru Matsumoto ...
Crazy yakuza with amulet
Kazuhito Ohba ...
Yakuza with glasses
Takehiro Katayama ...
Red-haired assassin
Ayumi Yoshihara ...
Long-haired female assassin
Shôichirô Masumoto ...
One-handed cop
Toshiro Kamiaka ...
Yukihito Tanikado ...
Cop with Barrett
Hoshimi Asai ...
Short-haired female assassin
Ryosuke Watabe ...
Yakuza zombie in alligator-skin coat
Motonari Komiya ...
Other prisoner
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Set in the present where a group of ruthless gangsters, an unknown woman and an escaped convict have met, unwittingly, in The Forest of Resurrection, the 444th portal to the other side. Their troubles start when those once killed and buried in the forest come back from the dead, with the assistance of the evil Sprit that has also come back, come back from ages past, to claim his prize. The final standoff between Light and Dark has never been so cunning, so brutal and so deadly. This is where old Japanese Samurai mysticism meets the new world of the gangster and the gun. Gruesome, bloody and positively bold. Written by Cinema_Fan

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Beware the past, fight the present, fear the future See more »

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Rated R for strong pervasive violence and gore, and language | See all certifications »

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20 February 2002 (France)  »

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Down to Hell 2  »

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$400,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Debut film of Tak Sakaguchi. See more »

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In many of the fight sequences, wires are visible on the actors when performing high jump kicks and/or acrobatics See more »

Quotes

Prisoner KSC2-303: Don't worry about me. I never lose.
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Referenced in The Raid 2 (2014) See more »

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Someone has to say it: BORING.
14 April 2002 | by See all my reviews

It took me three sessions to finish this movie because it kept putting me to sleep. The word that seems to best fit this movie is "droning." The action is most unimpressive, the gore is not half as plentiful as I was lead to believe, and none of the performers make much of an impression. Somehow, despite all the zombie-shooting, it all feels flat somehow, and the expository scenes move at the molasses pace typical of Japanese films. And there is actually a lot of exposition; this film is hardly the nonstop whirlwind of blood and bullets that people make it out to be. I'm not one of those who complained that "Black Hawk Down was all action and had no characterization!" I'm not somebody who insists that every movie needs an original story and a deep message. But if a movie is going to consist of nothing but crazy, violent action, it had better be more interesting than this, which doesn't really have a single pulse-quickening moment in it. I tried to watch this movie again with friends, but they gave up on it in less than 15 minutes.


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