7.0/10
332
8 user 15 critic

Chokugeki! Jigoku-ken (1974)

R | | Action | 1978 (USA)
Three street toughs are hired to take down a Tokyo drug dealer in this hard-hitting Toei karate action film.

Director:

Writers:

, (subtitles)
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Terry is a tough, mercenary, master of martial arts. When an important business magnate dies, leaving billions to his daughter, the Mafia and Yakuza try to hire Terry to kidnap the daughter... See full summary »

Director: Shigehiro Ozawa
Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Goichi Yamada, Yutaka Nakajima
Action | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The head of a yakuza gang is being trailed by a mysterious, vengeful blind woman.

Director: Teruo Ishii
Stars: Meiko Kaji, Hoki Tokuda, Makoto Satô
Full Contact (1992)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Two disreputable friends get tied in with a group of criminals who turn out to be excessively violent and deceptive.

Director: Ringo Lam
Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Simon Yam, Ann Bridgewater
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Sonny Chiba plays the character referred to as "Mr Soh", who is based on the true life founder of Shorinji Kempo, Doshin So. Mr Soh has been acting as a secret agent in Manchuria during the... See full summary »

Director: Noribumi Suzuki
Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Yutaka Nakajima, Makoto Satô
Certificate: GP Thriller | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A British intelligence agent must track down a fellow spy suspected of being a double agent.

Director: Sam Wanamaker
Stars: George Peppard, Joan Collins, Judy Geeson
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Lee Long is a martial-arts champion who the police use as an undercover agent to infiltrate a drug ring responsible for importing heroin from Japan to Hong Kong. When he is identified and ... See full summary »

Director: Kazuhiko Yamaguchi
Stars: Etsuko Shihomi, Emi Hayakawa, Sanae Ôhori
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The adventures of a blind, gambling masseur who also happens to be a master swordsman.

Director: Kenji Misumi
Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Masayo Banri, Ryûzô Shimada
Action | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A young heroic cop in the jungle of Thailand attempts to rescue a beautiful girl from being sacrificed to the "Worm Tribe" she belongs to. As a result, the cop is damned with seven "Blood ... See full summary »

Director: Ngai Choi Lam
Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Siu-Ho Chin, Maggie Cheung
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

When the exiled leader of a free party decides to return to his own country and attempt to remove the dictator currently in place there, several western governments are determined to stop ... See full summary »

Director: Cyril Frankel
Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Ava Gardner, Bekim Fehmiu
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

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.

Director: Yutaka Kohira
Stars: Etsuko Shihomi, Shin'ichi Chiba, Yasuaki Kurata
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Blood for Money! Sonny Chiba is "Golgo 13", a cold, calculating, ruthless assassin, working for the U.S. drug syndicate. His assignment: "take-out" Hong Kong's underworld kingpin. His only ... See full summary »

Director: Yukio Noda
Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Lun Chia, Etsuko Shihomi
Crime | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A former police captain recruits a group of deadly murderers to remove the corrupt and mafia Yakuza . Their first task is to intercept a briefcase from a band that trafficked drugs.

Director: Teruo Ishii
Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Eiji Gô, Yutaka Nakajima
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Ryuichi Koga (as Sonny Chiba)
Eiji Gô ...
Yutaka Nakajima ...
Emi (as Doris Nakajima)
...
Toga as a boy (as Hiroyuki Shimosawa)
Yasuaki Kurata ...
Karate teacher
Makoto Satô ...
Ryô Ikebe ...
Arashiyama
Masahiko Tsugawa ...
Mario Mizuhara
Michitarô Mizushima ...
Hakusessai Koga
Rikiya Yasuoka ...
Lone wolf
Hideo Murota ...
Boss
Meika Seri ...
Woman
Takashi Hio ...
Bunshô Chin (as Kôji Hio)
Hiroshi Nawa
Edit

Storyline

Three street toughs are hired to take down a Tokyo drug dealer in this hard-hitting Toei karate action film.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The meanest Chiba movie yet! See more »

Genres:

Action

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1978 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Direct Hit! Hell Fist  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Forty Deuce (1982) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Brutal!
17 March 2008 | by (WILMINGTON, NC) – See all my reviews

This karate classic is one of a kind. Sonny Chiba is remember for his Street Fighter prowess plays a fighter with ninja skills who is recruited by a ex-cop now hit-man along with a another fighter who is a complete nincompoop and very sexy lady. They go after a drug syndicate who uses a deaf-mute as a pawn to their schemes. The death-scenes are a little more animated than gruesome. The fighting scenes are great as well. I liked the part where Sonny's character steps on the paint and painted the enemies up. More plans do come up, and the fighter wants to get more of his share of the cut. However, he trust in the boss is questionable. The crime syndicate gets more fighters to take on Sonny's character. Somehow, arrogance and egos clashed with some of the fighters which gave Sonny character an edge. This movie was rather corny in some areas, other than that, in was fun to watch in my opinion. A very big keeper. 5 stars!


2 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
EXTRA 3/12@ 3:05 a.m. CST AmbientD2
Movie Ending Southsider99
Discuss Chokugeki! Jigoku-ken (1974) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?