But it takes its cues from 'em. The reviewer (dude) who said this flick was not a combination of Reservoir Dogs and Evil Dead was right. But the influence of those and other films of their genre give this fun (although long in the middle) flick its heart and soul.
Kitamura has weaved together kung-fu, deadly zombies, decapitations, mutilations, some great bullet ballet, and plenty of humor, thrown in all on some very cliched criminal types, filmed it often at a frentic pace, and waited to see what would happen. Hey what happened was fun for all.
The only negative comes from a big exposition slow down a little over half-way. And boy does he slam on the breaks. But when we finally get back to the action it's a hoot, and its way over the top.
As usual the dubbing is only so good and detracts from what appear to be great scene chewing performances, but other than learning Japanese what a ya gonna do?? The commentary included here is funny at times but is very lacking in real information.
The quality is not bad.
Oh 0ne other thing, the ending had a twist a pretty good one. So enjoy.