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Karate Inferno (1974)
"Chokugeki jigoku-ken: Dai-gyakuten" (original title)

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A former police captain recruits a group of deadly murderers to remove the corrupt and mafia Yakuza . Their first task is to intercept a briefcase from a band that trafficked drugs.

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Ryuichi Koga (as Sonny Chiba)
Eiji Gô ...
Yutaka Nakajima ...
Emi
Etsuko Shihomi ...
Yoshiko Kurenai
Kanjûrô Arashi ...
Onitora
Ryô Ikebe ...
Arashiyama
Tetsurô Tanba ...
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Makoto Satô ...
Yasuko Matsui ...
Hanako
Hideo Murota ...
Tatsuzo
Rikiya Yasuoka ...
One eyed Sammy
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Ryôji Hayama
Kôji Hio ...
Hiroshi Nawa
Shingo Yamashiro
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A former police captain recruits a group of deadly murderers to remove the corrupt and mafia Yakuza . Their first task is to intercept a briefcase from a band that trafficked drugs.

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Seems not to have understand why we liked the original!
25 March 2006 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

It's a commonly acknowledged fact that sequels rarely live up to the original... either they try too hard to replicate what made the original good and end up feeling redundant, or they don't seem to have understood why the original was successful in the first place and give us something different - which is rarely what we want when we choose to buy/watch a sequel.

The Executioner II definitely succumbs to the latter problem, choosing to sacrifice most of the sex and violence in favour of screwball comedy capers... and it seems to have completely forgotten the fact that Chiba's character is a ninja! There's only two fights in the film, and only the second one of those has any balls to it... and by then it's just too late.

The opening credits for the film seem like they know what we're here for, teasing us with a montage of violence and nudity that the film completely fails to deliver on... much of it was taken from the first film, and almost all the good bits of the 2nd get shown right there... you could stop watching after the credits finish and not miss much at all.

Taken as a slapstick comedy, KARATE INFERNO is fairly decent... though the humour can be a bit hit & miss, and some of the production looks frighteningly cheap - almost as if the intention was to spoof bad 70's films. Taken as EXECUTIONER II the film is very disappointing, though!


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