Directed By: Ryuhei Kitamura Starring: Tak Sakaguchi

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Prisoner KSC2-303 escapes from a maximum security facility, and enters the mysterious Forest of Resurrection to find a safe haven. Instead, he finds himself a pawn in an endless struggle of Good versus Evil in the pursuit of a beautiful woman who holds the key to eternal life.


Studio Media Blasters Inc.
SKU 40223506
UPC 631595030686
UPC 14 00631595030686
Format DVD
Release Date 7/29/2003
Editors Note
Note This kinetic horror/action hybrid stars Tak Sakaguchi as Prisoner KSC2-303, a criminal who has just escaped from a maximum security prison. Heading to the Forest of Resurrection to meet up with some gangsters, KSC2-303's escape plan soon veers off course when an argument with one of the gangsters leads KSC2-303 to shoot him. Worse still, KSC2-303 finds out the hard way that when you kill something in the Forest of Resurrection, it does not stay dead. Things get even more complicated when all the dead people the gangsters have buried in the forest begin coming back to life and packing heat. Blending zombie horror with EVIL DEAD 2 style slapstick and Hong Kong action pyrotechnics, VERSUS is a very bloody and very enjoyable thriller.
Rolling Stone "...A Japanese zombies-vs.-gangsters action-horror comedy that plays like Quentin Tarantino remaking THE EVIL DEAD while on a speed binge..." 09/04/2003 p157
Sight and Sound "...With Kurosawa-style swordplay, martial arts and elaborately choreographed gun battles..." 09/01/2003 p.69
Ryuhei Kitamura
Tak Sakaguchi
Cast & Crew
Hoshimi Asai - Actor
Yuichiro Arai - Actor
Tak Sakaguchi - Actor
Toshiro Kamiaka - Actor
Ryuhei Kitamura - Director
Ryuhei Kitamura - Writer
Yudai Yamaguchi - Writer
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2000
Catalog ID 0306-7
UPC 00631595030686
Number of Discs 1
Color Color
Original Language Japanese
Available Subtitles English
Available Audio Tracks English Dubbed, Japanese
Aspect Ratio
DVD, Director's Cut, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Kitamura,Ryuhei
Label Tokyo Shock
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
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