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Soul of Bruce Lee (1977)

Gekisatsu! Jadô ken (original title)
After his master is brutally murdered by his fellow disciple & vicious Drug dealer Shikimura, Sonny sets out to find out his whereabouts. However the drug king pin has too many fighters and... See full summary »

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Mu Yun Tek (as Sonny Chiba)
Etsuko Shihomi ...
Lihua
Tadashi Yamashita ...
Drug Agent (as James T. Yamashita)
Yasuhiro Shikamura ...
Samuan
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Muang Apollo ...
Nankung
Lung Chan ...
Dotoi
Chuen Chiang ...
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Yuen Fang ...
Chen Shinkan (as Yuen Foung)
Jun'ichi Haruta ...
5 God Strike B
Yoko Horikoshi
Kogenta Katayama ...
5 God Strike C
Shinpachi Kim
Hirofumi Koga ...
5 God Strike D
Satoshi Kurihara ...
5 God Strike A
Ya Ying Liu ...
Emi
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After his master is brutally murdered by his fellow disciple & vicious Drug dealer Shikimura, Sonny sets out to find out his whereabouts. However the drug king pin has too many fighters and hit men under his command and Sonny nearly gets killed in the process.

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It's a terrible film, but Sonny Chiba completists might want to see it
1 September 2008 | by See all my reviews

Sonny Chiba has a reputation as the Japanese alternative to Bruce Lee, but he probably didn't built it on films like "Soul of Bruce Lee"! This is a real hack job, with disastrous continuity and a story that's almost incomprehensible though the part that matters (Chiba seeking revenge for the murder of his kung fu master) is quite simple. Sometimes it's hard to even tell who is who (and even harder to care). The new DVD version is pretty poor as well, with a supposedly "widescreen" print that's still clearly missing a lot of picture information on the sides. Chiba does get the chance to show his skills on several occasions, and also undergoes one of the weirdest training methods ever (receiving electric shocks from a machine to increase the speed of his movements!). Regrettably, Etsuko Shiomi and Bolo Yeung get only ONE fight each. A hard-to-sit-through film, and the presentation takes away even from the fights. (*1/2)


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