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Bloodfight (1989)

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Years after retiring from the world of free fighting martial arts, a man returns to the deadly world of fighting after his best student is killed in the tournament.

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Credited cast:
Yasuaki Kurata ...
Masahiro Kai
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Ryu Tenmei
Meg Lam ...
Suzie Wong (as Lum Ken-Ming)
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Milly McKenzie (as Cristina Lawson)
Bolo Yeung ...
Chang Lee - The Vietnamese Cobra
John Ladalski ...
John O'Brien
Stuart Smith ...
Gang Leader (as Stuart Smita)
Richard Foo ...
Shop Owner
Raja Lion ...
Fighter #2
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ken Boyle ...
Hank Chow
Shinya Ono
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Masahiro Kai has made it to the finals of the Free Fighting Championship. In flashback, he remembers training Ryu Tenmei for the event. Ryu makes it to the final bout against the reigning champ, Chang Lee. After Lee kills Ryu, Kai sinks into alcoholism, tangling with a gang of Americans, until he decides to go back into training and defeat Chang Lee himself. Written by Jim Terrell

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He was vicious in Enter the Dragon he was savage in Bloodsport now Bolo Yeung is the ultimate fighting machine in Bloodfight See more »

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24 June 1989 (Philippines)  »

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A Vingança Final  »

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Yasuaki Kurata, Simon Yam, Meg Lam, Bolo Yeung, and Shinya Ono speak English with no dubbing necessary as this film was an attempt to go international. See more »

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When Masahiro and Ryu first meet, at the end of the fight the Gang Leader (Stuart Smith) gets thrown into the wind shield and hood of an on coming car with his head on the drivers side and feet on the passenger side with the wind shield damaged but intact. The next shot shows Smith's whole body inside the car with his feet sticking out on the passenger side of the wind shield, and the glass is gone before the car hits a pole. See more »

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Pretty standard fare, with a few bright spots in it.
31 March 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Nothing particularly notable about this one. Plot is almost identical to VanDamme's Bloodsport which came out a year earlier, even down to Bolo Yueng as the bad guy and the retrieval of a belt/headband. I see the cityscape training runs as very reminiscent of "Rocky." Actually, the acting was probably better than most of the genre and there are some great thugs being beat up on about three occassions. I would have liked it better if they had resolved that issue before the end of the movie.

The one thing I did find interesting was the complete Naihanchi Shodan Kata (Japanese version is Tekki Shodan) done by the main character on the top of a hillside looking out over the city. And the contrast between the bad guy's wonderful training facilities and the good guy's traditional tools is a good message, showing how hard work overcomes good facilities.

My biggest gripe is the amount of devastation absorbed by the characters in the final fight without dying!


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