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Sonny Chiba's Dragon Princess (1976)
"Hissatsu onna kenshi" (original title)

R  |   |  Action  |  31 January 1976 (Japan)
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Karate master Kazuma gets severely beaten and crippled by nefarious rival Nikaido. Kazuma trains his loyal daughter Yumi in the martial arts so she can exact a harsh revenge on Nikaido and his band of evil thugs.

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Etsuko Shihomi ...
Yumi Higaki
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Kazuma Higaki (as Sonny Chiba)
Yasuaki Kurata ...
Masahiko Okizaki
Jirô Yabuki ...
Jiro Chinen (as Jirô Chiba)
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Bin Amatsu ...
Hironobu Nikaido
Masashi Ishibashi ...
Shiroge Oni
Tatsuya Kameyama ...
Baba
Shunsuke Kariya ...
Yokoi
Yoshi Katô ...
Kakuzen
Genji Kawai ...
Robert Okizaki
Hôsei Komatsu ...
Eisaku Ohba
Yûsuke Nagumo ...
Mashiko
Ryôjirô Nishimoto ...
Nagashima
Kyôko Okada ...
Mrs. Chinen
Takeshi Omaeda ...
Yasuda
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Karate master Kazuma gets severely beaten and crippled by nefarious rival Nikaido. Kazuma trains his loyal daughter Yumi in the martial arts so she can exact a harsh revenge on Nikaido and his band of evil thugs.

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Sonny Chiba and Su Shiomi in the Biggest, Boldest, Bloodiest Battles of Their Lives! See more »

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Decent
22 December 2004 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Version: English dub.

I found 'Dragon Princess' on a DVD titled 'Masters of Martial Arts volume 4': four movies, on two discs, for $10. Essentially, I bought 'Dragon Princess' for $2.50.

'Dragon Princess' is pretty much 'Sister Street Fighter' with a different name. Etsuko Shihomi is brought up by her father, a karate master, to seek vengeance on those who disabled him. Etsuko then spends the rest of the movie beating up bad guys, with some (but minimal) assistance from Sonny Chiba.

That's about it. Pretty standard revenge plot, decent fighting scenes, but the camera is shaky and its sometimes hard to make out whats happening on screen. Despite the standard plot, there is an interesting sub-plot regarding Etsuko's character 'only knowing vengeance' and having no real life, however, it was done better in 'Lady Snowblood'.

5/10 - An OK karate movie.


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