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

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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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In the scene where Tak Sakaguchi's character holds a pistol in his mouth, the director originally called for him to rack the slide with his teeth. He tried this, and broke a tooth. One of the zombies was played by a dentist, and fixed it for him. See more »

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In the Ultimate Version, when the prisoner came back to fight with the zombies, in one scene, he smashes a guy's head to the tree trunk then the next scene, he suddenly has a gun in his mouth and one in his hand when he knocks the zombie's gun out of its hand. See more »

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Driver: Are you okay, officer?
Fake Cop: [shoots him] Don't call me officer, asshole.
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A boring movie for unimaginative minds
13 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A zombie martial arts film from Japan? Sounds like a great idea. Think again. You could watch this movie in fast forward and get the same out of it, only in half the time, which in this case is a good thing.

I can't believe I read some reviews on here that say this is great cinematography. Constant movement does not equal good cinematography. This cheap Evil Dead/Dead Alive wannabe doesn't deserve the rip off camera shots it stole from them. What this movie lacks that these other movies had is character, not to mention a plot.

The setting of the movie couldn't have been more boring. This "forest of resurrection" looked like Western Pennsylvania in the autumn when all the leaves have turned an ugly brown. Add a few cars and that's it. No interiors. No lighting needed. Don't get me wrong, I'm a fan of low budget/no budget movies but this is just a downright waste of whatever money they had. They didn't even spend money on halfway decent gore effects.

The actors are horrible. I've never seen less intimidating criminals. The martial arts action was less than special to say the least. The Mighty Morphing Power Rangers have better skills.

This isn't even a "so bad, it's good" type of movie. I've seen plenty of bad movies and this one by far is the most boring. Don't watch it. Take a nap instead, you need the rest.


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