Ryuhei Kitamura's ''Versus'' is a movie released in the year 2000. It is an insane, over-the-top romp of violence involving zombies, Yazuka, assassins, two very strange policemen, an immortal villain and Prisoner [=KSC2-303=], played by Tak Sakaguchi.

Newly escaped from prison, Prisoner [=KSC2-303=] and his friend meet up with the group of Yakuza who arranged their escape. However, things go horribly wrong when a fight breaks out and one of the Yakuza is shot. Moments later, he rises from the dead and tries to kill them, only to be shot down again by the others. While the Yakuza are occupied with testing this new development by murdering the second of the escapees, Prisoner [=KSC2-303=] takes the opportunity to escape along with girl the Yakuza had kidnapped. In their chase, the Yakuza team realise that the forest was the place they buried their victims and the zombie-victims are far from happy.

Soon enough, the man behind the zombies arrives. He is a psychotic immortal who plans to use human sacrifice and the power of the forest to open a portal to the 'other side'.

An American remake has been announced, and a sequel is set to be released in 2014.

Not to be confused with [[{{LetsPlay/Versus}} the Let's Play series by AttackingTucans and (sometimes) JoshJepson]].
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!!This movie contain examples of:

* AnArmAndALeg: In the case of the one-handed cop, a right hand.
* AxCrazy: Kenji Matsuda's character.
* BackFromTheDead: Prisoner [=KSC2-303=], [[spoiler: twice at ''least'' due to the ViciousCycle.]]
* BadassLongcoat: Prisoner [=KSC2-303=], after changing out of his prison outfit. It even includes it's own screaming guitar riff that plays when it's put on!
* BareHandedBladeBlock
* {{BFG}}: "The Fighter" pulls out a damn anti-tank rifle from his crashed police car when they have to go on foot.
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Played straight for most of the movie. While the bad guys' faces are literally coated with blood, [=KSC2-303=] only gets dirty near the end, and The Girl remain pristine the entire time.
* BladeLock
* BloodFromTheMouth: Take a sip every time blood dribbles from someone's mouth. Chug if it's sprayed and/or vomited.
* BoomHeadshot: [[spoiler:Prisoner [=KSC2-303=] kills the one-handed cop this way]].
* BulletSparks
* CoolShades: Subverted. With its own guitar riff (that fades out after The Girl shakes her head)! According to the Director's Commentary, that bit didn't go ever very well in Japan. Once it got to America, however...
* CoolSword: [=KSC2-303=] and The Man each have, or acquire, one. One of them even has a LaserSight!
* ChunkySalsaRule
* DodgeTheBullet: "The Fighter" tries. The Man, however, succeeds.
* DualWielding: Matsuda dual wields fighting knives briefly. Prisoner wields both {{Cool Sword}}s briefly.
* EyeScream: [[spoiler:The Man tears off one of the assassins' face and pulls out his eyes from its sockets. Even he was disgusted by it!]]
* FourIsDeath: The Forest of Resurrection is the 444th Portal out of [[NumberOfTheBeast 666]].
* FourEyesZeroSoul: The Yakuza with Glasses is a mixture of this and StoicSpectacles. Evidence? [[spoiler: When the Yakuza Runt expresses shock at the fact that two people he has seen get killed returned from the dead, the Yakuza with Glasses replies with a casual "So?"]]
* GangstaStyle: The yakuza hold their guns this way, except the runt.
* GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion: In a way, ''The Ultimate Versus'' is this. It adds not only new scenes or musics, but also refined special effects.
* GunsAkimbo: And how!
* GunTwirling: The long haired female yakuza briefly twirls her revolvers.
* HoldingHands / TakeMyHand: [=KSC2-303=] to The Girl, at the end, paralleling an earlier scene where he offered her his hand, and then dropped it when she pauses too long.
* HyperspaceArsenal: Every time the weasely yakuza loses his gun, he immediately pulls an even bigger gun from the waistband of his tight leather pants. How many guns does he have stuck in there?
* ImAHumanitarian: The main villain takes a bite out of a character's heart at one point.
* ICanStillFight: In the flashbacks, Tak's character is in fact MISSING AN ARM.
* IShallTauntYou: The Man spends several minutes giggling at The Girl, at one point.
* KnifeNut: Matsuda.
* KillTheOnesYouLove: suggested during one of the flashbacks.
* LickingTheBlade: The main villain. Multiple times.
* MexicanStandoff: And HOW. The movie '''loves''' this trope.
* MilesGloriosus: The "Fighter Cop" mentions how he has the ability to smell trails like a bloodhound, has mastered every form of martial art known to man, and how his reflexes are "a hundred times faster than Mike Tyson's!" We never see any of these abilities at work except [[spoiler:the last one, and it backfires.]]
* MurderIsTheBestSolution: Kenji Matsuda's character. Somebody ticks you off? Try to murder him. A guy comes back from the dead? Shoot the guy next to you to see whether he comes back too. Someone lets the guy you want to kill escape? Slice him up, giggling madly, then have him shot. You no longer want to work for the guy who employed you? Hire some assassins!
* NeutralFemale: Sort of?
* NoNameGiven: Everybody. The ''Ultimate Versus'' DVD guide refers to everyone by the last name of the actor portraying them, with the exception of KSC2-303 and The Man.
* NonSerialMovie: The movie makes damned close to no sense, but it's still awesome.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: The film combines zombies, yazuka, kung-fu, gunplay, wizardry and more.
* OhCrap: Matsuda, Ohba, and Matsumoto when the zombies first pull out guns.
* OffhandBackhand
* PantsPositiveSafety: ''Two'' yakuza appear to have holsters for their guns. The rest do not.
* PsychoForHire: The yakuza in the suit, played by Kenji Matsuda. He's an AxCrazy KnifeNut who believes that MurderIsTheBestSolution.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: The main villain.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: The main villain. [[spoiler:Also, at the end, the protagonist.]]
* RuleOfCool
* RunningGag: The scrawny yakuza losing his pistol and then immediately pulling a new pistol out of his TrouserSpace.
* SheFu: The short-haired female yakuza is one of the better fighters.
* ShootTheBullet: [=KSC2-303=] and The Man use this on each other during their final SwordFight.
* StabTheSky: briefly
* SwordAndGun: And it's a really big gun, too...
* SwordSparks: During the final duel.
* SwordPlant: Just about every time there's a need to strike a pose during a sword fight.
* TapOnTheHead: [=KSC2-303=] uses the karate chop to the neck version on The Girl to keep her from interfering with his fights. He does it twice. The third time, she ducks, makes a face at him, and moves out of the way.
* TrouserSpace: The scrawny Yakuza pulls a new gun out of his waistband every time someone disarms him. One gun even has the price tag still attached.
* UseYourHead: [=KSC2-303=] headbutts Matsuda at one point. Matsuda keels over, and is seen lying on the ground rubbing his forehead in the next few shots.
* VersusTitle: Taken to its logical conclusion.
* ViciousCycle: [[spoiler: Prisoner, The Man, The Girl and the Yakuza are parties to a never-ending battle raging on through untold centuries. The main three players (The Man, Prisoner, The Girl) don't change in essence, but may change sides (the Hero may be the Villain next time and vice-versa); in all cases, the duel repeats endlessly.]]
* VillainousValour: Both [[spoiler: in the last phase of the climactic duel]] and, depending on [[EpilepticTrees your take]], [[spoiler: perhaps the whole movie!]]
* {{Yakuza}}: All over the place.
* ZombieGait: Some of the earlier zombies that had been buried (and were presumably decomposed).
* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: [=KSC2-303=] at least tries this.

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