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February 1976 (USA) See more »
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Sonny Chiba plays the character referred to as "Mr Soh", who is based on the true life founder of [i]Shorinji Kempo[/i]... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Shin'ichi Chiba ... Doshin So (as Sonny Chiba)
Yutaka Nakajima ... Kiku Sakamoto
Makoto Satô ... Kentaro Otaki
Naoya Makoto ... Hiroshi Tomoda
Sanae Kitabayashi ... Kino Nakano
Akiko Mori ... Masako
Akira Ôizumi
Hôsei Komatsu ... Sakai Osa
Kyôichi Satô ... Kaga
Genji Kawai ... Murayama Senzo
Junichi Tatsu ... Miyoshi Bungo
Kazuhide Haruta ... Michiomi Nakano
Kinji Takinami
Rikiya Yasuoka ... Takehara
Joya Sato
Toshiyuki Tsuchiyama ... Koiwa
Midori Hoshino ... Murayama Noriko
Toshihiko Sawada ... Kawai
Makoto Wada ... Ishihara
Shunsuke Kariya ... Matsunaga Gunji
Giichi Sugi
Sami Suzuki
Gôzô Sôma
Akira Kuji
Chû Takatsuki
Masao Hiraishi
Teruo Shimizu
Miru Rado
Teinosu Aru
Taiko Rin ... Horse thief
Shigeru Yokoyama ... Tachibana Mitsuo
Koji Miemachi
Megumi Jô
Fumie Shô
Kimie Matsui
Yuko Toshima
Hitoki Iizuka
Norihiko Umeji
Naoyuki Tsuji
Eiji Iwabuchi
Mieko Muramatsu
Osamu Yamanouchi
Jirô Sagawa
Kôji Sawada ... Kimura
Ryôjirô Nishimoto
Sakae Yamaura
Misao Haruda
Toshimichi Takahashi
Osamu Kimura
Shoji Matsushita
Fukunosuke Izumi
Kengo Miyaji ... Mitsui
Kôichi Yamada
Kenji Gotô
Masumi Osaki
Yumi Sumika ... Chieko Nakano
Yasushi Esaki
Masako Kuchitori
Akemi Koike ... Toshie Nakano
Homare Hasegawa
Yasuhito Sugawara
Kazuki Onoda
Yoichi Nanya
Kojun Ikuta
Asao Koike ... Sakae Akamatsu
Hiroshi Nawa ... Tanosuke Iwasa
Hideo Murota ... Horse thief's division head
Etsuko Shihomi ... Miho Tomoda
Tetsurô Tanba ... Nobuyuki Kobayakawa
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Naomi Katô ... Hase

Directed by
Noribumi Suzuki 
 
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Isao Matsumoto 

Original Music by
Shunsuke Kikuchi 
 
Cinematography by
Yoshio Nakajima 
 

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87 min
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The promotional trailer on the DVD release shows a missing scene, where Otaki is involved in a one-to-one fight with Soh just before he breaks down and tells him his wife is dead.See more »
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Edited into Martial Arts Mayhem Vol. 3 (2007) (V)See more »

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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Sonny Chiba as Doshin So, 27 June 2000
Author: cjrock1 from NY, NY

Sonny Chiba as Doshin So,Originator of Shorinji Kempo. This was Chiba's first of two portrayals of a real life martial arts masters ( His portrayal of his Sensei Mas Oyama in "The Champion of Death" being his second). Incredible fight scene choreography featuring authentic shorinji kenpo techniques, though of course it wouldn't be a Sonny Chiba film without his removal of body parts of several opponents. The plot involves life in postwar Japan in which Doshin So comes to the aid of numerous war orphans as well as a young girl who is forced to become a prostitute to survive. The film also features Sue "Sister Streetfighter" Shiomi, a mainstay in many Chiba Films as well as a talented martial artist herself. Sonny Chiba shows much love and respect for the history of his chosen arts as well as his former Senseis (he has a black belt in shorinji kempo as well as Mas Oyamas kyokushikai karate). I rank this film as #3 in Chiba's top 5 films, a must see for Chiba fans and martial arts enthusiasts alike.

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