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Return of the Street Fighter (1974)

Satsujin ken 2 (original title)
Mercenary karate master Tsurugi gets mixed up in a plot by the American mafia to take over the karate dojos in Asia, aided by a corrupt dojo master.

Director:

Shigehiro Ozawa

Writers:

Shigehiro Ozawa (screenplay), Kôji Takada (original story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shin'ichi Chiba ... Takuma Tsurugi (as Sonny Chiba)
Yôko Ichiji Yôko Ichiji ... Pin Boke
Masashi Ishibashi Masashi Ishibashi ... Tateki Shikenbaru (as Milton Ishibashi)
Naoki Shima Naoki Shima ... Shichiro Yamagami
Zulu Yachi Zulu Yachi
Katsuya Yamashita Katsuya Yamashita ... Imura
Hisao Kôno Hisao Kôno ... Disciple A
Kazuyuki Saito Kazuyuki Saito ... Kuroda
Sumiko Yamada Sumiko Yamada ... Masseuse Assassin
George Yirikian George Yirikian ... Arabian Champion
Kuniaki Nukui Kuniaki Nukui ... Kato
Yoshiaki Nakajima Yoshiaki Nakajima ... Disciple B
Kaoru Nakajima Kaoru Nakajima ... Kazuko Masaoka
Michiyo Bandô Michiyo Bandô ... Disciple C
Ryoichi Koike Ryoichi Koike ... Sawada
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Mercenary karate master Tsurugi gets mixed up in a plot by the American mafia to take over the karate dojos in Asia, aided by a corrupt dojo master.

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The incredible Sonny Chiba is back! And he's meaner than ever!

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Action | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

SATSUJINKEN series. #2 of 3 films. See more »

Alternate Versions

Available in either the uncut 88 min. version or a heavily edited 76 min. R rated cut. See more »

Connections

References Pippi Longstocking (1969) See more »

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Return of the badass fighter
29 September 2002 | by Bogey ManSee all my reviews

Director Shigehiro Ozawa and Sonny Chiba did this sequel immediately after their first Street Fighter (1974) in 1974-5. The plot is almost identical (what there is) as Sonny is again Terry who does dirty jobs for the mob and never has any morality in his mind bothering him. He just kills and kicks people's asses if the job requires that. Well so much for any "deeper" elements this film would have had; these are just ultra violent action films which are there only to offer the audience more savage action than those of HK film makers' of the same period.

Return of the Street Fighter has many flashbacks from the first film and never seems too original or interesting, but still it is never boring or hard to watch without falling asleep. The action is plentiful and Sonny tries again to be ultra cool and tough guy with some misogynistic habits, too. The violence is laughably over the top but still shocking and extreme enough to secure the highest X rating (or NC-17) for this kind of film, and so a film this savage would never come from Hollywood nowadays.

If one likes mindless action and memorable music score with strong imagery of gratuitous violence, then Return of the Street Fighter is worth a watch, but still I prefer the original first Fighter film (not that it is any remarkable masterpiece either). These films are Japan's answer to Hong Kong's Bruce Lee and Jimmy Wang Yu, but ten times more vicious, mindless and cinematically not so ambitious. 4/10


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

3 December 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Autant en emporte mon nunchaku See more »

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Production Co:

Toei Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(cut) | (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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