IMDb > Versus (2000/II)
Versus
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Versus (2000/II) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 12 | slideshow) Videos
Versus -- Learn to beware of the past, fight the present and fear the future in this gangster zombie thriller. What begins as a roadside meet-up between a pair of escaped convicts, an unknown woman, and a group of gangsters quickly turns dark as spirits bounce back from the dead seeking violent revenge. It seems the mysterious meeting is taking place in The Forest of Resurrection, the 444th portal to the other side, and that the gangsters have long used this as a burial ground for their victims. Looking to settle old scores, and empowered by the assistance of the evil spirit, zombies return from the dead and baffle the living. Even if the mobsters can get through this mess, the mystery still looms as to why this meeting was arranged in the first place.

Overview

User Rating:
6.6/10   11,041 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
Popularity: ?
Down 4% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Contact:
View company contact information for Versus on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
20 February 2002 (France) See more »
Genre:
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 »
Awards:
1 win See more »
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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Reika Kirishima
Hideo Kojima ... Extra (uncredited)

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
 

Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial EffectsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
MPAA:
Rated R for strong pervasive violence and gore, and language (cut)
Runtime:
119 min | Australia:115 min | South Korea:102 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Company:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Tak Sakaguchi was hired for the lead after director Kitamura saw a gag video that featured Sakaguchi. Kitamura's main reason for hiring Sakaguchi was because he had "a beautiful smile", however, Sakaguchi claims he met Kitamura during a street fight which Sakaguchi was involved in. Kitamura offered him a role in his film after asking him if he'd rather fight in the streets or fight in his films. Kitamura later vouched as well that he met Sakaguchi during a street fight.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: In many of the fight sequences, wires are visible on the actors when performing high jump kicks and/or acrobaticsSee more »
Quotes:
Prisoner KSC2-303:Here's the thing, I'm a feminist.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Highlander (1986)See more »

FAQ

What are the differences between the normal version and the Ultimate edition?
Is the R-Rated version uncensored?
See more »
28 out of 37 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

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (216 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Versus (2000)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
So bad it was almost good... almost HorrorshowChi
Did anyone else like the English dub? thegreatmastersamuelgree
Things I learned ... PKyInOz
Kojima was an extra? Klaydoggy
{Theory]The reason why ' the good guy ' becomes 'bad guy' tutukun
Versus 2 = The American Versus Sam_Sung_Sang
See more »

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Action section IMDb Japan section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.