Versus ★★★★

Stylistic influences like the Matrix, Evil Dead, and John Woo films are obvious, but really this is the Japanese equivalent of Highlander: an immensely stupid but immensely entertaining film about immortals having sword fights. This takes place almost entirely in the middle of the woods, is constantly throwing everything it has in the ring, and is aware enough that it's attempts at humor are fairly funny. It wouldn't surprise me if no Kitamura film after lives up to this, being such a product of style over substance and right place/right time.

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