Alive (Director's Cut) was directed by Ryuhei Kitamura and stars Hideo Sakaki, Ryô, and Koyuki.
For the brutal revenge killing of his girlfriend’s rapists, Tenshu is sentenced to die in the electric chair. Resigned to his fate and unremorseful for his crime, he amazingly survives his high voltage execution! Now, Tenshu is offered two strange choices: another attempt to fry in the chair or volunteer to be a guinea pig in a bizarre government experiment involving a strange alien life form! Now begins the ultimate punishment as Tenshu’s fight for survival takes on epic dimensions! Based on a popular manga by Tsutomu Takahashi (SKY HIGH).