A truly mind-blowing extravaganza of way-out set pieces, awe-inspiring fight sequences and deadly cunning zombies, Versus is a blur of ultra-kinetic violence that will leave you gasping for breath.
There are 666 portals to the other side, and somewhere in Japan lies the home of the 444th. It is here that Prisoner KSC2-303 escapes from his fellow inmates to rendezvous with a group of men who will lead him to safety.
After he realises that the price of his freedom is the death of a female hostage, he refuses to comply with his rescuers plans and blood is spilled. But when, in the aptly named Forest of Resurrection, long dead yakuza fighters come to life to avenger their own deaths, a battle against these living dead assassins ensues. Soon his quest for freedom becomes a desperate fight to simply stay alive.
Starring Tak Sakaguchi in his breakout role that shot him into international action star status.
Director: Ryuhei Kitamura
Cast: Tak Sakaguchi, Hideo Sakako, Chieko Misaka, Kenji Matsuda, Takehiro Katayama
Language: Japanese (with English subtitles)
Runtime: 119 minutes
- 2K restoration from original film elements by Arrow Films, approved by director Ryûhei Kitamura
- High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation
- Original lossless Japanese 5.1 and 2.0 stereo audio and English 2.0 stereo audio
- Optional English subtitles for the Japanese soundtrack
- Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
- Audio commentary by Kitamura and producer Keishiro Shin
- Audio commentary by Kitamura, cast, and crew
- Visual essay on the career of Kitamura by Japanese cinema expert Jasper Sharp
- Behind Versus, a two-part behind-the-scenes documentary exploring the film's production
- Tak Sakaguchi's One-Man Journey, an archival featurette on the actor's visit to the 2001 Japan Film Festival
- Film festival screening footage
- Team Versus, a brief look inside the Napalm Films office
- Deep in the Woods, an archival featurette featuring interviews with Kitamura, cast, and crew
- The Encounter, an archival interview with editor Shûichi Kakesu
- Deleted scenes with audio commentary by Kitamura, cast, and crew
- Nervous and Nervous 2, two "side story" mini-movies featuring characters from the main feature
- Featurette on the making of Nervous 2
- Versus FF Version, a condensed, 20-minute recut of the film
- Multiple trailers
- Image gallery
- Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Chris Malbon