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Release Date:
20 February 2002 (France) See more »
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Tagline:
Witness a battle no one has ever seen See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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(148 articles)
User Reviews:
Zombies vs. Yakuza See more (216 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Tak Sakaguchi ... Prisoner KSC2-303
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 ... Samurai warrior
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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Reika Kirishima
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Directed by
Ryûhei Kitamura 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ryûhei Kitamura 
Yudai Yamaguchi 

Produced by
Hideo Nishimura .... executive producer
Nobuyuki Takahashi .... supervising producer
 
Original Music by
Nobuhiko Morino 
 
Cinematography by
Takumi Furuya 
 
Film Editing by
Shûichi Kakesu 
 
Makeup Department
Susumu Nakatani .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Christian Alexander Moran .... post-production manager (english version)
 
Sound Department
Matt Hovland .... assistant sound engineer
Kenji Shibasaki .... sound
 
Stunts
Hiroyuki Yoshida .... utility stunts
 
Other crew
David Beinlich .... video encoding
Christian Alexander Moran .... post-production project manager
Yûji Shimomura .... action director
 

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Rated R for strong pervasive violence and gore, and language (cut)
Runtime:
119 min | Australia:115 min | South Korea:102 min
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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:
Incorrectly regarded as 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:
Prisoner KSC2-303:[Speaking to the yakuza] On your way to a party? Or are you trying to promote hoodlums?See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes (2004) (VG)See more »

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27 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
Zombies vs. Yakuza, 19 January 2005
Author: hmmdrmike from United States

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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