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Versus Ryuhei Kitamura Tak Sakaguchi Japanese Region B Blu-ray Arrow Films

Versus Ryuhei Kitamura Tak Sakaguchi Japanese Region B Blu-ray Arrow Films

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Mythic cult martial arts flick gets a director-approved restoration!

Introducing Arrow Video's Blu-ray release for 2000s Versus. This cult classic caused a sensation both in Japan and internationally upon its release, launching the careers of director Ryuhei Kitamura (Godzilla Final Wars, Midnight Meat Train) and action star and fight choreographer Tak Sakaguchi (Re:Born, Battlefield Baseball, Yakuza Weapon).

A relentless one-of-a-kind sensory assault chock-full of hyperkinetic fight scenes, gangster shootouts, sword-slashing violence, and gory zombie horror, Versus was a key title amongst the barrage of innovative horror and action movies that appeared as if from nowhere from Japan at the turn of the millennium, leading to a new wave of appreciation for Asian extreme cinema.

IMPORTANT NOTE: An all-region Blu-ray player is required to view this movie. Standard U.S. Blu-ray players will NOT read Region B discs. If you're looking for a reliable all-region player, we've got you covered!

    • 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
    Technical Specs:
    • Production Year: 2000
    • Region Code: B
    • Running Time: 120
    • Language: Japanese
    • Subtitles: English SDH
    • Audio: 5.1
    • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
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