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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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Etsuko Shihomi ...
Yumi Higaki
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Kazuma Higaki (as Sonny Chiba)
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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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Her Mother Is Revenge! See more »

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31 January 1976 (Japan)  »

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IGNORE THE TECHNICAL INADEQUACIES. THIS IS A VERY INTERESTING PORTRAIT OF A RELUCTANT WOMAN-WARRIOR.
13 March 2002 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Etsuko "Sue" Shiomi stars as the daughter of a karate master who trains her to be his instrument of revenge against those who permanently crippled him. From the time that she's about eight, her father mercilessly trains her in karate, night and day, excluding school and even friends from the young girl's life. She grows into a reluctant warrior with no life at all outside of her training.

Unlike a lot of films that have the same basic plot, DRAGON PRINCESS has at its heart a real sadness for the waste of this poor girl's life. Even if she succeeds at her mission, what then? All she knows is vengeance. The print and film-making quality is not great, but give it a chance for it's unique viewpoint.


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