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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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IGNORE THE TECHNICAL INADEQUACIES. THIS IS A VERY INTERESTING PORTRAIT OF A RELUCTANT WOMAN-WARRIOR. See more (15 total) »

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
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Directed by
Yutaka Kohira 
 
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Hirô Matsuda 

Original Music by
Shunsuke Kikuchi 
 
Cinematography by
Hanjiro Nakada 
 

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Also Known As:
"Hissatsu onna kenshi" - Japan (original title)
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81 min | USA:90 min
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IGNORE THE TECHNICAL INADEQUACIES. THIS IS A VERY INTERESTING PORTRAIT OF A RELUCTANT WOMAN-WARRIOR., 13 March 2002
Author: EL BUNCHO from USA

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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