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 »
This time Koryu heads to Yokohama in search of a woman named Birei, kidnapped by diamond smugglers who move their hot rocks by surgically implanting them into the nubile buttocks of Chinese... See full summary »
When the crime boss has to pick one of his thugs for a fight he takes his knife, throws it to the roof and kills a butterfly with it, then the knife falls to one guy's shoulder and that's ... See full summary »
Although not an official sequel (Shihomi plays a different character), the film is often referred to as a sequel to the series. Kiku Nakakawa, the only daughter of an old kimono shop owner ... See full summary »
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.
Shinichi "Sonny" Chiba is WOLFGUY, the only survivor of a clan of werewolves who relies on his feral, full-moon-activated superpowers to solve mysterious crimes. One night, a bizarre and ... See full summary »
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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 »
Terry Sugury is hired to recover one of two tapes containing a formula for making heroin for a price of 200 dollars a pound. But he gets double crossed. So he wants the tape back.Written by
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SATSJINKEN series. #3 and final in series. See more »
Unlike the previous two Street Fighter films, The Street Fighter's Last Revenge has only been available in America in a cut R-rated version. While the overall uncensored film isn't as violent as the first two films in the series, several segments of violence had to be removed to obtain an R-rating as opposed to an X: -A shot where Tsurugi attacks a mobster, causing him to spit out bile (presumably), and telling him he has only an hour to live
-In the shot where Tsurugi crushes Go Owada's neck with his foot, the shot is prolonged in the uncut Japanese version. Tsurugi crushes down further on his neck, plus the shot of the dying Owada's face is longer and is more revealing to the fact that his head is nearly detached.
-Near the end of the film when Kunigami ridge-hand chops Seigen Owada in the head, the reaction is longer, showing a stream of blood flowing from his head wound
-When Tsurugi defeats Kunigami in the finale, the shot is extended in two segments. The first segment shows blood leaking onto Tsurugi from Kunigami's stomach wound, while the second segment shows the aftermath of what Tsurugi has torn from his stomach. Aside from this, a lot of scenes in the film had been re-arranged for the American release, so the sequence of events are in a different overall order. The original Japanese cut was finally released on Region 2 DVD in England in January of 2005, featuring the above mentioned shots, as well as some extended bits of dialogue, and the original scene order. Prior to this release, the only video version containing this cut was a first-release VHS in Japan. Despite this being the "X rated" cut in America, this version of the film was only given a "15" certificate in England. See more »
I don't know whether the terrible dubbing on my DVD is to blame, but the plot to this third and final film in The Streetfighter series made very little sense to me—some nonsense to do with a pair of cassette tapes containing the formula for synthetic heroin. Sonny Chiba's hard-as-nails mercenary Terry Tsurugi is double-crossed by the Yakuza over the sale of one of these tapes and consequently takes revenge, taking time out from the kicking and punching to get jiggy with sexy siren Aya Ôwada (Reiko Ike, who goes topless). Oh, and there's a mariachi in a big black sombrero who fires lasers from his fingers, and Terry dresses up like Dracula.
Clearly, it's all a far cry from the gritty brutality of the original film, with Terry more secret agent than anti-hero, complete with headquarters featuring sliding silver doors. Terry even dons latex masks, Mission Impossible style, to change his identity. Even though I usually welcome a healthy dollop of wackiness in my martial arts films, It simply doesn't suit this series, being too far removed from the previous films, both of which I thoroughly enjoyed. I wanted more of the same, but what I got was a whole load of silliness. Very disappointing.
3.5 out of 10, generously rounded up to 4 for Reiko Ike.
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