Ryûhei Kitamura

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Ryuhei Kitamura (born May 30, 1969) is a Japanese filmmaker. Description above from the Wikipedia article Ryuhei Kitamura, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Alive (2002)

Tenshu is imprisoned and sentenced to death for murdering the men who raped his girlfriend. However, he manages to survive his execution and is presented with an option: face another execution attempt or subject himself to their bizarre and dangerous experiments.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ryûhei Kitamura
CAST:  Hideo Sakaki  •  Koyuki  •  TAK∴  •  Ryō

Tenshu is imprisoned and sentenced to death for murdering the men who raped his girlfriend. However, he manages to survive his execution and is presented with an option: face another execution attempt or subject himself to their bizarre and dangerous experiments.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ryûhei Kitamura
CAST:  Hideo Sakaki  •  Koyuki  •  TAK∴  •  Ryō

Aragami (2003)

Two seriously wounded samurai find refuge from a storm at an isolated temple, the home of a swordsman and a mysterious young woman. One samurai awakes to find that not only has his comrade died, but that his wounds have miraculously healed. He discovers that he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ryûhei Kitamura
CAST:  Takao Osawa  •  Masaya Kato  •  Kanae Uotani  •  TAK∴

Two seriously wounded samurai find refuge from a storm at an isolated temple, the home of a swordsman and a mysterious young woman. One samurai awakes to find that not only has his comrade died, but that his wounds have miraculously healed. He discovers that he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ryûhei Kitamura
CAST:  Takao Osawa  •  Masaya Kato  •  Kanae Uotani  •  TAK∴

Azumi (2003)

In war-torn Japan, the Tokugawa Shogun, desperate to restore peace to his people, orders the assassination of the hostile warlords. A beautiful young woman is raised from birth with nine other orphans, to become an assassin. Her name is Azumi, the ultimate assassin.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ryûhei Kitamura
CAST:  Aya Ueto  •  Shun Oguri  •  Hiroki Narimiya  •  Kenji Kohashi

In war-torn Japan, the Tokugawa Shogun, desperate to restore peace to his people, orders the assassination of the hostile warlords. A beautiful young woman is raised from birth with nine other orphans, to become an assassin. Her name is Azumi, the ultimate assassin.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ryûhei Kitamura
CAST:  Aya Ueto  •  Shun Oguri  •  Hiroki Narimiya  •  Kenji Kohashi

Godzilla: Final Wars (2004)

Humanity final rids themselves of Godzilla, in-prisoning him in an icy tomb at the South Pole. All is peaceful until various monsters emerge to lay waste to Earth's cities. Overwhelmed, humanity is seemingly saved by a race of benevolent aliens known as Xiliens. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ryûhei Kitamura
CAST:  Masahiro Matsuoka  •  Rei Kikukawa  •  Don Frye  •  Akira Takarada

Humanity final rids themselves of Godzilla, in-prisoning him in an icy tomb at the South Pole. All is peaceful until various monsters emerge to lay waste to Earth's cities. Overwhelmed, humanity is seemingly saved by a race of benevolent aliens known as Xiliens. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ryûhei Kitamura
CAST:  Masahiro Matsuoka  •  Rei Kikukawa  •  Don Frye  •  Akira Takarada

The Spear Of Longinus (2004)

A war rages on, its end unknown, covering the world in despair. At a military field hospital, a group of soldiers bring in one of their own, wounded by a large, vicious, bite-like wound, along with a large box. The soldiers are visibly shaken. Suddenly, an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ryûhei Kitamura
CAST:  Taro Kanazawa  •  Takehiro Katayama  •  Toshiyuki Kitami  •  Shion Machida

A war rages on, its end unknown, covering the world in despair. At a military field hospital, a group of soldiers bring in one of their own, wounded by a large, vicious, bite-like wound, along with a large box. The soldiers are visibly shaken. Suddenly, an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ryûhei Kitamura
CAST:  Taro Kanazawa  •  Takehiro Katayama  •  Toshiyuki Kitami  •  Shion Machida

Sky High (2003)

A serial-murderer is on the loose who just so happens to also be removing the hearts of his victims and taking them with him. His victims however, are not merely random humans as thought by the police. They are in fact, the past and present guardians of the gateway ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ryûhei Kitamura
CAST:  Yumiko Shaku  •  Takao Osawa  •  Shosuke Tanihara  •  Yuka Itaya

A serial-murderer is on the loose who just so happens to also be removing the hearts of his victims and taking them with him. His victims however, are not merely random humans as thought by the police. They are in fact, the past and present guardians of the gateway ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ryûhei Kitamura
CAST:  Yumiko Shaku  •  Takao Osawa  •  Shosuke Tanihara  •  Yuka Itaya

Versus (2000)

Weird

Set in the present where a group of ruthless gangsters, an unknown woman and an escaped convict have met, unwittingly, in The Forest of Resurrection, the 444th portal to the other side. Their troubles start when those once killed and buried in the forest come back ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ryûhei Kitamura
CAST:  TAK∴  •  Hideo Sakaki  •  Chieko Misaka  •  Minoru Matsumoto

Set in the present where a group of ruthless gangsters, an unknown woman and an escaped convict have met, unwittingly, in The Forest of Resurrection, the 444th portal to the other side. Their troubles start when those once killed and buried in the forest come back ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ryûhei Kitamura
CAST:  TAK∴  •  Hideo Sakaki  •  Chieko Misaka  •  Minoru Matsumoto

Jam Films (2002)

Jam Films is a 2002 suite of 7 shorts produced by Sega/Amuse.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yukihiko Tsutsumi  •  Shunji Iwai  •  Ryûhei Kitamura  •  Isao Yukisada  •  Tetsuo Shinohara  •  Daizaburo Hanada  •  George Iida  •  Rokuro Mochizuki
CAST:  Natsuko Akiyama  •  Hirofumi Arai  •  Haruka Ayase  •  Ryoko Hirosue

Jam Films is a 2002 suite of 7 shorts produced by Sega/Amuse.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yukihiko Tsutsumi  •  Shunji Iwai  •  Ryûhei Kitamura  •  Isao Yukisada  •  Tetsuo Shinohara  •  Daizaburo Hanada  •  George Iida  •  Rokuro Mochizuki
CAST:  Natsuko Akiyama  •  Hirofumi Arai  •  Haruka Ayase  •  Ryoko Hirosue

Lupin the 3rd (2014)

Interpol Inspector Zenigata begins a world-wide hunt for the infamous thief Lupin The 3rd. But together, they face a powerful enemy and form the Lupin team in response. The Lupin team then faces the challenge of retrieving the "Crimson Heart of Cleopatra" locked ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ryûhei Kitamura
CAST:  Shun Oguri  •  Meisa Kuroki  •  Go Ayano  •  Tadanobu Asano

Interpol Inspector Zenigata begins a world-wide hunt for the infamous thief Lupin The 3rd. But together, they face a powerful enemy and form the Lupin team in response. The Lupin team then faces the challenge of retrieving the "Crimson Heart of Cleopatra" locked ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ryûhei Kitamura
CAST:  Shun Oguri  •  Meisa Kuroki  •  Go Ayano  •  Tadanobu Asano

The Midnight Meat Train (2008)

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.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ryûhei Kitamura
CAST:  Bradley Cooper  •  Vinnie Jones  •  Brooke Shields  •  Leslie Bibb

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.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ryûhei Kitamura
CAST:  Bradley Cooper  •  Vinnie Jones  •  Brooke Shields  •  Leslie Bibb

No One Lives (2013)

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

DIRECTION:  Ryûhei Kitamura
CAST:  Luke Evans  •  Adelaide Clemens  •  Derek Magyar  •  Beau Knapp

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

DIRECTION:  Ryûhei Kitamura
CAST:  Luke Evans  •  Adelaide Clemens  •  Derek Magyar  •  Beau Knapp

Down to Hell (1997)

4 guys kidnap random people from the street, take them to a remote forest and give them 3 choices: run away, kill us or die. The film follows the fate of one of their victims.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ryûhei Kitamura
CAST:  Masami Miyata  •  Kohji Gotoh  •  Yoshihiro Okamoto  •  Ryûhei Kitamura

4 guys kidnap random people from the street, take them to a remote forest and give them 3 choices: run away, kill us or die. The film follows the fate of one of their victims.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ryûhei Kitamura
CAST:  Masami Miyata  •  Kohji Gotoh  •  Yoshihiro Okamoto  •  Ryûhei Kitamura

Baton (2009)

Baton is a collection of three 20-minute Sci-fi anime films dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the establishment of Yokohama city. On Planet Abel, human-like robot Apollo (Ichihara Hayato, Rookies) and robot-like human Mikaru (Ueto Aya, Azumi) come upon a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ryûhei Kitamura
CAST:  Hayato Ichihara  •  Aya Ueto  •  Kane Kosugi

Baton is a collection of three 20-minute Sci-fi anime films dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the establishment of Yokohama city. On Planet Abel, human-like robot Apollo (Ichihara Hayato, Rookies) and robot-like human Mikaru (Ueto Aya, Azumi) come upon a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ryûhei Kitamura
CAST:  Hayato Ichihara  •  Aya Ueto  •  Kane Kosugi

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DIRECTION:  David Guaita
CAST:  Park Chan-wook  •  Takashi Miike  •  Johnnie To  •  Ryûhei Kitamura

Downrange (2018)

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

DIRECTION:  Ryûhei Kitamura
CAST:  Jason Tobias  •  Graham Skipper  •  Stephanie Pearson  •  Alexa Yeames

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

DIRECTION:  Ryûhei Kitamura
CAST:  Jason Tobias  •  Graham Skipper  •  Stephanie Pearson  •  Alexa Yeames

Nightmare Cinema (2019)

A series of down-on-their-luck individuals enter the decrepit and spine-chilling Rialto theater, only to have their deepest and darkest fears brought to life on the silver screen by The Projectionist – a mysterious, ghostly figure who holds the nightmarish futures ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Slade  •  Joe Dante  •  Ryûhei Kitamura  •  Alejandro Brugués  •  Mick Garris
CAST:  Mickey Rourke  •  Sarah Elizabeth Withers  •  Richard Chamberlain  •  Elizabeth Reaser

A series of down-on-their-luck individuals enter the decrepit and spine-chilling Rialto theater, only to have their deepest and darkest fears brought to life on the silver screen by The Projectionist – a mysterious, ghostly figure who holds the nightmarish futures ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Slade  •  Joe Dante  •  Ryûhei Kitamura  •  Alejandro Brugués  •  Mick Garris
CAST:  Mickey Rourke  •  Sarah Elizabeth Withers  •  Richard Chamberlain  •  Elizabeth Reaser

Heat After Dark (1996)

Heat After Dark is director Ryuhei Kitamura's first theatrical release. This 50 minute film is predominantly a character study within an intense action drama. Those familiar with Kitamura's later works, perhaps especially Versus will realize this is the beginning ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ryûhei Kitamura
CAST:  Shigeru Izumiya  •  Toshiyuki Kitami  •  Masami Miyata  •  Shun Sugata

Heat After Dark is director Ryuhei Kitamura's first theatrical release. This 50 minute film is predominantly a character study within an intense action drama. Those familiar with Kitamura's later works, perhaps especially Versus will realize this is the beginning ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ryûhei Kitamura
CAST:  Shigeru Izumiya  •  Toshiyuki Kitami  •  Masami Miyata  •  Shun Sugata

LoveDeath (2006)

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 stunningly beautiful playgirl, Sheila. While Sheila flees with a large sum of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ryûhei Kitamura
CAST:  Shinji Takeda  •  Anouk Nora  •  Kohei Otomo  •  Kanako Fukaura

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 stunningly beautiful playgirl, Sheila. While Sheila flees with a large sum of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ryûhei Kitamura
CAST:  Shinji Takeda  •  Anouk Nora  •  Kohei Otomo  •  Kanako Fukaura

The Doorman (2020)

A former Marine turned doorman at a luxury New York City high-rise must outsmart and battle a group of art thieves and their ruthless leader — while struggling to protect her sister's family. As the thieves become increasingly desperate and violent, the doorman ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ryûhei Kitamura
CAST:  Ruby Rose  •  Jean Reno  •  Aksel Hennie  •  Rupert Evans

A former Marine turned doorman at a luxury New York City high-rise must outsmart and battle a group of art thieves and their ruthless leader — while struggling to protect her sister's family. As the thieves become increasingly desperate and violent, the doorman ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ryûhei Kitamura
CAST:  Ruby Rose  •  Jean Reno  •  Aksel Hennie  •  Rupert Evans