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Versus (II) (2000)

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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tak Sakaguchi ...
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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Storyline

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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Taglines:

A Forest to Hell comes Alive with Death. See more »

Genres:

Action | Fantasy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

20 February 2002 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Down to Hell 2  »

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Budget:

$400,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Video game producer-director Hideo Kojima (of "Metal Gear" fame) was an extra in the film. Kitamura, as a friend, was later handpicked to direct Kojima's remake of "Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes." Versus is attributed to heavily influencing the sword-fighting scenes in the game. See more »

Goofs

One of the detectives says (in the subtitled version) that he was trained at FBI HQ at Langley. Langley is the headquarters of the CIA, not the FBI. This fits the character, though, who seems to lie about his abilities throughout the movie. See more »

Quotes

Crazy yakuza with amulet: So, shall I give you some time to rest? Like forever?
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Referenced in Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes (2004) See more »

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Zombies vs. Yakuza
19 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

You can't beat that combination, unless you add in ninjas, or samurai... or Godzilla, but zombies and yakuza alone make a very compelling film, even if it has no sensible plot.

The storyline is simple enough - prisoners escape, get double crossed, then find out they're in a "forest of resurrection" full of zombies that don't like yakuza very much. That's all you really need to know.

Sit back and relax as you watch hilarious gory and impossibly bad acting. The movie is based on its visual appeal alone, forget the plot and the characters, watch the fight scenes, the strange standoffs, bad monologues, and hideously bad acting.

There are parts, however, where the movie drags on a bit. Killing zombies, even though enormously awesome, does become monotonous after an extended period. But these lulls are few and far between them. The action definitely keeps you hooked for most of the film.

Overall? Great action film.

7/10


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