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

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$400,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The cast, crew, and director (who call themselves Team Versus) had so much fun making this film that director Ryûhei Kitamura purposely filmed the movie with no ending, with hopes that they would be able to make a sequel. The DVD has proved to be a cult success in both the U.S. and Japan, so Japanese film companies have green-lit the sequel and given it (supposedly) an exponentially higher budget. Team Versus plans on principal photography in mid-2005. See more »

Goofs

When the car arrives to pick the two prisoners up (at the beginning of the film) the camera crew and their equipment are reflected in the car's window when one guy opens the door. See more »

Quotes

Crazy yakuza with amulet: They were definitely dead... but they came back to life!
Yakuza with glasses: So?
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User Reviews

 
We don't need no stinking plot
3 October 2004 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This movie, while made to be an action type with some subtle humor, grades pretty low to folks looking for an action movie to snuggle up with and watch alone. This movie is much, much more fun to watch with others, preferably with a sense of humor.

If you're not a fan of action, and are looking for anything remotely deep and meaningful, look someplace else.

The movie is shot entirely in a forest setting, with the times shifting from morning to twilight frequently.

The action is very well put together despite being on an obvious low budget. I recommend this movie to anyone with a few hours to kill with a few friends.


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