Ryûhei Kitamura Movies

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1. Heat After Dark (1996)

50 min | Action

Gotou convinces his friend Kanzaki to help him bury the corpse of a man he claims to have killed in self-defense. Kanzaki reluctantly agrees, but when they bring the corpse out to the country they discover he's not actually dead at all.

Director: Ryûhei Kitamura | Stars: Shigeru Izumiya, Toshiyuki Kitami, Masami Miyata, Shun Sugata

Votes: 152

2. Down to Hell (1997)

47 min | Horror

The long-time entertainment of the company of scumbags is that they kidnap people and take them to the forest, where they release and begin to hunt them. However, they do not suspect that ... See full summary »

Director: Ryûhei Kitamura | Stars: Masami Miyata, Kohji Gotoh, Yoshihiro Okamoto, Ryûhei Kitamura

Votes: 274

3. Versus (II) (2000)

R | 119 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

There are 666 portals that connect this world to the other side. These are concealed from all human beings. Somewhere in Japan exists the 444th portal.... The forest of resurrection.

Director: Ryûhei Kitamura | Stars: Tak Sakaguchi, Hideo Sakaki, Chieko Misaka, Kenji Matsuda

Votes: 12,120

For a low-budget ghost-yakuza thriller, Versus is a fairly impressive achievement.

4. Jam Films (2002)

Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

"The Messenger" is a mysterious woman who appears to a mobster hiding underground to tell him about his ultimate fate. A bag with a "Kendama" ball and string toy gets mixed up with a bag of... See full summary »

Directors: Daizaburo Hanada, Jôji Iida, Shunji Iwai, Ryûhei Kitamura, Rokuro Mochizuki, Tetsuo Shinohara, Yukihiko Tsutsumi, Isao Yukisada | Stars: Morio Agata, Natsuko Akiyama, Samuel Pop Aning, Reila Aphrodite

Votes: 502

5. Alive (2002)

R | 119 min | Action, Drama, Horror

After survivng his own execution, Tenshu choses to be subjected to the bizarre experiments of the prison officials.

Director: Ryûhei Kitamura | Stars: Hideo Sakaki, Ryô, Koyuki, Shun Sugata

Votes: 1,325

6. Aragami (2003)

78 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

A raging god of battle and a master samurai duke it out in a series of sword fights in a remote temple.

Director: Ryûhei Kitamura | Stars: Takao Ohsawa, Masaya Katô, Kanae Uotani, Tak Sakaguchi

Votes: 2,039

7. Azumi (2003)

Not Rated | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

49 Metascore

Raised to deal in cold blooded death, the teenage assassin girl Azumi must defeat three evil warlords while also battling her own heart.

Director: Ryûhei Kitamura | Stars: Aya Ueto, Kenji Kohashi, Hiroki Narimiya, Takatoshi Kaneko

Votes: 14,037

This adaptation of the popular manga series offers exquisitely choreographed violence -- and little else.

8. Sky High (2003)

R | 122 min | Fantasy, Mystery, Action

A detective hunts a killer who is removing girls hearts. When his own fiancée falls victim to the killer, the detective discovers the otherworldly intentions of the killer and is helped from beyond the grave by his fiancée.

Director: Ryûhei Kitamura | Stars: Yumiko Shaku, Takao Ohsawa, Shôsuke Tanihara, Dorothy Elias-Fahn

Votes: 1,369

9. Godzilla: Final Wars (2004)

PG-13 | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Godzilla's fiftieth Anniversary project, in which Godzilla travels around the world to fight his old foes plus a new, mysterious monster named Monster X.

Directors: Ryûhei Kitamura, Shûsuke Kaneko, Kazuki Ohmori, Takao Okawara, Masaaki Tezuka, Kenshô Yamashita | Stars: Masahiro Matsuoka, Rei Kikukawa, Don Frye, Maki Mizuno

Votes: 7,123

This 28th entry in Toho Studio's series about the fire-breathing big fella is campily engaging for a while, but at two hours-plus you may come out feeling captivated dead.

10. LoveDeath (2006)

158 min | Action

A man and a woman are together on the 'Chrysalis Day', the fatal day everything in your life will be decided depends on how you spend the day. A violent man holding pure love, Sai and a ... See full summary »

Director: Ryûhei Kitamura | Stars: Shinji Takeda, Nori Satô, Eiichirô Funakoshi, Kôhei Ôtomo

Votes: 174

11. The Midnight Meat Train (2008)

R | 100 min | Horror, Mystery

58 Metascore

A photographer's obsessive pursuit of dark subject matter leads him into the path of a serial killer who stalks late night commuters, ultimately butchering them in the most gruesome ways imaginable.

Director: Ryûhei Kitamura | Stars: Vinnie Jones, Bradley Cooper, Leslie Bibb, Brooke Shields

Votes: 57,320 | Gross: $0.08M

A creative and energetic adaptation of a Clive Barker short story, with enough scares and thrills to be a potential cult classic.

13. No One Lives (2012)

R | 86 min | Horror, Thriller

26 Metascore

A gang of ruthless highway killers kidnap a wealthy couple traveling cross country only to shockingly discover that things are not what they seem.

Director: Ryûhei Kitamura | Stars: Luke Evans, Gary Grubbs, Adelaide Clemens, Derek Magyar

Votes: 17,652 | Gross: $0.07M

As bloodbaths go, this one has some interesting angles. Not THAT interesting, but ...

14. Lupin the 3rd (2014)

133 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

The grandson of a legendary gentleman burglar assembles a team of thieves to steal a Cleopatran necklace from two parties - an ally-turned-rival, and an underworld tycoon.

Directors: James Bobin, Ryûhei Kitamura | Stars: Shun Oguri, Jerry Yan, Tetsuji Tamayama, Gô Ayano

Votes: 1,394

15. Downrange (2017)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

42 Metascore

Stranded at the side of the road after a tire blowout, a group of friends become targets for an enigmatic sniper.

Director: Ryûhei Kitamura | Stars: Kelly Connaire, Stephanie Pearson, Rod Hernandez, Anthony Kirlew

Votes: 3,956

16. Nightmare Cinema (2018)

R | 119 min | Horror

60 Metascore

Five strangers converge at a haunted movie theater owned by The Projectionist (Mickey Rourke). Once inside, the audience members witness a series of screenings showing them their deepest fears and darkest secrets over five tales.

Directors: Alejandro Brugués, Joe Dante, Mick Garris, Ryûhei Kitamura, David Slade | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Richard Chamberlain, Adam Godley, Orson Chaplin

Votes: 2,614

17. Doorman

Action, Thriller | Post-production

A woman returns from combat and befriends a family in NYC, a gang of thieves plot to take the family's valuables, she is all that stands between them and their lives.

Director: Ryûhei Kitamura | Stars: Ruby Rose, Jean Reno, Rupert Evans, Louis Mandylor

18. Means to an End

Action | Announced

When two complete strangers rob the same bank they become unwitting partners.

Director: Paul Katis



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