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Sonny Chiba's Dragon Princess (1976)

Hissatsu onna kenshi (original title)
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:

Yu Kohira

Writer:

Hirô Matsuda (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Etsuko Shihomi ... Yumi Higaki
Shin'ichi Chiba ... Kazuma Higaki (as Sonny Chiba)
Yasuaki Kurata ... Masahiko Okizaki
Jirô Yabuki Jirô Yabuki ... Jiro Chinen (as Jirô Chiba)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bin Amatsu Bin Amatsu ... Hironobu Nikaido
Brian Becher Brian Becher
Raina Guzman Raina Guzman
Masashi Ishibashi Masashi Ishibashi ... Shiroge Oni
Burt Johansson Burt Johansson
Tatsuya Kameyama Tatsuya Kameyama ... Baba
Shunsuke Kariya Shunsuke Kariya ... Yokoi
Yoshi Katô Yoshi Katô ... Kakuzen
Genji Kawai Genji Kawai ... Robert Okizaki
Hôsei Komatsu Hôsei Komatsu ... Eisaku Ohba
Yûsuke Nagumo Yûsuke Nagumo ... Mashiko
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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.

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martial arts | kung fu | See All (2) »

Taglines:

Sonny Chiba and Su Shiomi in the Biggest, Boldest, Bloodiest Battles of Their Lives! See more »

Genres:

Action

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

31 January 1976 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Sonny Chiba's Dragon Princess See more »

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Production Co:

Toei Tokyo See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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This movie rocks!
31 March 2007 | by tenshin-3See all my reviews

OK. If you are around my age and went to high school back in the late '70s in Florida, then you probably remember a little Saturday afternoon show called "Black Belt Theatre". Every week they showed another badly dubbed, low budget martial arts flick.

And I LOVED it! It was here that I first remember seeing Etsuko "Sue" Shiomi. I can't remember the actual movie but it might have been Sister Streetfighter. In any case, I was a die-hard fan from then on. So when I first saw a copy of Dragon Princess on VHS a few years later at the local Blockbuster, I scarfed it up. Yeah, Sonny Chiba has only a small part in it and the budget is typically minuscule, but if you can get past that then you are in for one fun ride! Sue Shiomi does an excellent job as the revenge seeking daughter of Sonny Chiba's character. The villains though, especially the blind swordsman, in my opinion steal the show. Each fight is unique and entertaining with the violence being, of course, over the top.

A few years ago I found this gem on DVD. If you get the chance, grab it up. Trust me; you'll have a blast!


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