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31 January 1976 (Japan) See more »
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Her Father Is A Streetfighter See more »
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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. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Etsuko Shihomi ... Yumi Higaki

Shin'ichi Chiba ... Kazuma Higaki (as Sonny Chiba)
Yasuaki Kurata ... Masahiko Okizaki
Jirô Chiba ... Jiro Chinen
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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
Go Otsuka ... Li Tie-Gen
Kazuyuki Saito ... Tabuchi
Gajirô Satô ... Takataro
Kyôichi Satô ... Inukai
Kôji Sawada ... Miyoshi
Gôzô Sôma ... Oishi
Chû Takatsuki ... Kuroe
Toyoko Takechi ... Ojo
Akira Ôizumi ... Gensuke

Directed by
Yutaka Kohira 
 
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Hirô Matsuda 

Original Music by
Shunsuke Kikuchi 
 
Cinematography by
Hanjiro Nakada 
 

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"Hissatsu onna kenshi" - Japan (original title)
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81 min | USA:90 min
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
This movie rocks!, 31 March 2007
Author: tenshin-3 from United States

OK. If you are around my age and went to high school back in the late '70s in Florida, then you probably remember a little Saturday afternoon show called "Black Belt Theatre". Every week they showed another badly dubbed, low budget martial arts flick.

And I LOVED it! It was here that I first remember seeing Etsuko "Sue" Shiomi. I can't remember the actual movie but it might have been Sister Streetfighter. In any case, I was a die-hard fan from then on. So when I first saw a copy of Dragon Princess on VHS a few years later at the local Blockbuster, I scarfed it up. Yeah, Sonny Chiba has only a small part in it and the budget is typically minuscule, but if you can get past that then you are in for one fun ride! Sue Shiomi does an excellent job as the revenge seeking daughter of Sonny Chiba's character. The villains though, especially the blind swordsman, in my opinion steal the show. Each fight is unique and entertaining with the violence being, of course, over the top.

A few years ago I found this gem on DVD. If you get the chance, grab it up. Trust me; you'll have a blast!

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