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Overall Rank: 6639

Average Rating: 2.6/4

# of Ratings: 22

Theatrical Release Date: 04/12/2002

Language: Japanese

Genre: Action, Comedy

MPAA Rating: NR

Director: Ryuhei Kitamura

Actors: Tak Sakaguchi, Hideo Sakaki, Chieko Misaka, Kenji Matsuda, Yuichiro Arai, Minoru Matsumoto

Plot: In the mysterious Forest of Resurrection two convicts, a group of gangsters and a women meet in a tense standoff ending in the death of one of the men... however, when the dead man rises to fight anew, it becomes apparent all of them are in for more than they bargained for, as a bullet-filled, sword-slashing, fist-flying fight of good vs. evil takes shape. -- Chris Kavan

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Tjommi - wrote on 09/06/2011

There is a lot of the action and gore and violence in this movie. If you are a fan of Japanese humor you will have many good laughs here too. For those not exposed to Japanese humor you will most likely scratch the back of your head and wonder what the heck that was about. They could have pretty much cut the movie in half without taking away any of the plot and the action. Because the people in this movie spent way to much time just standing there staring at eachother. The plot here is to be kind messy.Basically it’s an orgy of cheesy humor and extreme violence held together by a very light plot.

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Chris Kavan - wrote on 12/20/2007

Combine gangster gun play, sword-fighting, martial arts, zombies, buckets of blood and just the right amount of cheese and you have Versus. It's part comedy, part action and all fun.

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Yojimbo - wrote on 03/31/2012

A group of gangsters kidnap a girl and meet a pair of escaped convicts in the woods awaiting their boss for instructions. Little do they know that he's an unkillable demon who can re-animate the corpses of their dead victims...Well if that synopsis sounds ridiculous, it gets sillier than that! This is the kind of film where if it were done straight-faced, it probably would've been a disaster. Fortunately it has just the right amount of tongue in cheek humour to make it great fun. It has the same kind of mix of gore and laughs that the likes of A Chinese Ghost Story contains, and as a result comes across as a kind of Asian martial arts version of Evil Dead 2 or Peter Jackson's Bad Taste. Like those films, the budget was obviously tight, so you can spot some wires and there are a couple of …

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