Fist of the North Star (1995)

R  |   |  Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi  |  22 April 1995 (Japan)
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Based on a graphic novel, this apocalyptic adventure centers on a man who must reverse the cataclysmic conditions of his world.



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Based on a graphic novel, this apocalyptic adventure centers on a man who must reverse the cataclysmic conditions of his world.

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A Legendary Warrior Battles Against The Forces Of Evil.

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Rated R for continuous brutal and gory violence, and for brief language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

22 April 1995 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Hokuto no Ken  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Just Awful
12 September 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I cant even bring myself to write much about this gem but to say it was just awful. Easily one of the worst movies I have ever seen. There was a point while watching that I thought 'is this a joke? are they making fun?' but I concluded that this was no joke. The acting was as bad as the writing and the effects were just terrible. The lead character who could not act to save his life had what were supposed to be scars, they looked like condoms stuck to his body, some of which seemed to be peeling off!! How much did Malcolm McDowell need a paycheck to show up even for the 3 minutes he was on screen? Or Chris Penn who was probably the only half way believable character, even in the outlandish costume he was forced to wear? This film is a complete mess so I would say, unless you want to watch one of the worse movies ever made...avoid this one.

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