This picture held my interest from the very beginning to the end with a film that is full of blood and gore. Sonny Chiba, (Terry) is hired to protect a young gal who has inherited a very large fortune and the the Asian mafia gets involved with trying to kidnap this rich young gal. There is eye-balls torn out, rape and drugs injected into a girl's veins in order to turn her into a full time prostitute. The martial arts was outstanding throughout the entire picture and Sonny Chiba put his entire heart and soul into this great 1974 film. I have never seen such a great film and was very glad I was able to obtain this film which I can enjoy over and over. Enjoy
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The Streetfighter (1974)
Gekitotsu! Satsujin ken is a movie starring Shin'ichi Chiba, Goichi Yamada, and Yutaka Nakajima. Tough karate master Terry Tsurugi takes it upon himself to protect a late businessman's daughter from the Yakuza.
IMDB: 7.12 Likes
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Terry is a tough, mercenary, master of martial arts. When an important business magnate dies, leaving billions to his daughter, the Mafia and Yakuza try to hire Terry to kidnap the daughter. When they refuse to meet his exorbitant price, then try to kill him to conceal their secret plans, he promptly offers his services to protect her. Much ultra-violent martial-arts fighting action, as expected, ensues. This also includes a subplot of a family's bloodfeud with Terry over a disputed debt.
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Masterpiece of Martial ArtsReviewed bywhpratt1Vote: 7/10
This movie is a skull-bustin', ball-rippin', no-holds-barred martial arts movie starring one of the biggest and baddest s.o.b. you could ever run into. The movie is slightly humorous with the sound effects given by Sonny Chiba during his fights scenes. Very cool, very bloody martial arts masterpiece.
Shame on me: I've been reviewing cult Japanese movies for years now but this is the first Sonny Chiba film I've tackled. And I call myself a martial arts fan...
Sonny is, of course, a legend of Japanese action cinema, and The Street Fighter is his undisputed masterpiece, an incredibly violent showcase for the star's remarkable Karate skills (and his reasonable impression of Bruce Lee). As seemingly indestructible mercenary anti-hero Terry Tsurugi, Sonny kicks, punches and tears through a veritable army of opponents, leaving them either dead, or writhing on the floor in agony, blood pouring from one or more orifices. The brutality reaches a climax in a stunning finale set aboard a rain-lashed oil tanker which must rank as one of the most intense fight scenes ever committed to film.
But it's not just about the violence: the stylish execution also makes this a cut above many martial arts movies of the day, with great cinematography, innovative direction from Shigehiro Ozawa (including the legendary 'X-Ray' punch shot mimicked in Jet Li's Romeo Must Die), great editing and a funky 70s soundtrack. Do yourself a favour... don't leave it as long as I did before watching this incredible piece of Asian excess.
8.5 out of 10, rounded up to 9 for IMDb.