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The Streetfighter's Last Revenge (1974)

Gyakushû! Satsujin ken (original title)
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.

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Shigehiro Ozawa

Writers:

Kôji Takada (screenplay), Masahiro Shimura (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shin'ichi Chiba ... Takuma Tsurugi (as Sonny Chiba)
Reiko Ike ... Aya Ôwada
Kôji Wada Kôji Wada ... Takera Kunigami
Tatsuo Endô Tatsuo Endô ... Rikizo Watanabe
Akira Shioji Akira Shioji ... Gô Ôwada
Cathy Cathy ... Kimiko Nakayama
Fuyuki Murakami Fuyuki Murakami ... Shonosuke Iizuka
Eizô Kitamura Eizô Kitamura ... Seigen Ôwada
Masaharu Arikawa Masaharu Arikawa ... Takao Nagatomo
Isao Takanami Isao Takanami ... Moriyama
Yutaka Nakamura Yutaka Nakamura ... Tsuneo Ushida
Kyôko Tsukasa Kyôko Tsukasa ... Satoko Yamada
Ryûko Azuma Ryûko Azuma ... Kunigami's Mother
Gakuya Morita Gakuya Morita ... Kuroda
Takuji Aoki Takuji Aoki ... Mitsui
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Storyline

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 Henrik Madsen <henrikm@daimi.aau.dk>

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

16 February 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Revenge! The Killing Fist See more »

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Toei Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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SATSJINKEN series. #3 and final in series. See more »

Alternate Versions

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 »

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Terry-bull.
14 June 2016 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

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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