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Versus is a 2000 Japanese action/horror film directed by Ryuhei Kitamura.

Several Japanese mobsters are dispatched to pick up an escaped convict in a place known as the "Forest of Resurrection," where the dead have recently become reanimated as zombies. The convict they are sent to retrieve turns out to have a strange destiny involving repeated reincarnations of himself and several other people throughout history.

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CastTak Sakaguchi, Hideo Sakaki, Chieko Misaki, Chieko Misaka, Kenji Matsuda
DirectorRyûhei Kitamura
Genre:  Action, Comedy, Horror, Adventure
Release Date:  October 29, 2000
MPAA Rating:  Unrated
Screen WriterRyûhei Kitamura, Yudai Yamaguchi
Runtime:  119 minutes
Studio:  KSS, Suplex, napalm FILMS
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review by . August 14, 2009
posted in ASIANatomy
   This is a review of Ultimate Versus.     Ever wonder what film put Ryuhei Kitamura on the map? If you said “Azumi”, you would partly be correct; he did gain critical acclaim with his Jidai Geki action adventure film. But Kitamura has also been known for short films such as “Down to Hell“, “The Messenger” and “Longinus”, and he first gained a following in the U.S. with his cult hit “VERSUS” (aka. Down to …
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