Two Ryuhei Kitamura, never seen any of his stuff, but after these 2 I might have to check out some more. Firstly throw all sense of realism out the window and you'll love both of these movies especially with a group of friends (better yet inebriated
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. You mix Yakuza, escaped convicts, zombies, and you'll get complete awesomeness. This might be one of the absolutely most hilarious movies I've ever seen. It's basically a campy, comedy, gore, low-budget fighting movie unlike anything I've ever seen. It's a bit like Evil Dead or Brain dead in that sense but with swords/guns. Completely over the top and just tons of fun. The battles in this movie are great as well, very creatively done, just a non-stop adrenaline rush from start to finish. Don't take it seriously and you'll love this, especially if you're into action/gore/zombie movies with lots of humor.
In a war torn Japan, Jiji, a gray-bearded samurai raises 10 would be assassins from childhood to eliminate 3 hostile warlords hell bent on plunging the nation deeper into war. While very different from versus in terms of plot and humor, alot of the same style shines in this one as well. This is based on a manga comic I believe so keep that in mind when you see 1 person ripping through hordes and hordes of enemies. Great battles throughout, just lots and lots killings, bloodshed that rivals a Rambo movie. The music is some times good, but during the fight scenes it goes into "cock rock" mode with street fighter like guitar play. In fact alot of this movie seems like a video game down to the main villian who looks like he came out of a Final fantasy game. But all in all this is alot of fun too. Azumi is just a complete bad ass!