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Sonny Chiba's Dragon Princess (1976)

Hissatsu onna kenshi (original title)
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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Credited cast:
Etsuko Shihomi ...
Yumi Higaki
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Kazuma Higaki (as Sonny Chiba)
Yasuaki Kurata ...
Masahiko Okizaki
Jirô Yabuki ...
Jiro Chinen (as Jirô Chiba)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bin Amatsu ...
Hironobu Nikaido
Brian Becher
Raina Guzman
Masashi Ishibashi ...
Shiroge Oni
Burt Johansson
Tatsuya Kameyama ...
Baba
Shunsuke Kariya ...
Yokoi
Yoshi Katô ...
Kakuzen
Genji Kawai ...
Robert Okizaki
Hôsei Komatsu ...
Eisaku Ohba
Yûsuke Nagumo ...
Mashiko
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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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31 January 1976 (Japan)  »

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Funky martial-arts period piece.Lowtech high fun.
7 December 2006 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

Funky Nipponese martial arts period piece.Chiba stamps his trademark well & truly.Things progress along nicely with a standard plot line.Camera-work is a bit dodgy but who cares.The fight sequences are masterfully turned out.Definitely worth a look if you like this genre. This movie has enough blood and action to maintain the viewer's interest though because of its technical shortcomings can be hard to follow at times visually. Lots of dark sequences contributing to the general mayhem with a hokey soundtrack. The dubbed dialog is somewhat stilted,but who cares,this is ultimate fun to watch. Chiba has a long track record for making wickedly masterful fight films,one can only equate the fight sequences with high ballet. This is early fare but still serves up the usual dollop of action.


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