6.8/10
243
7 user 16 critic

Karate Warriors (1976)

Kozure satsujin ken (original title)
A karate fighter and a samurai join opposing gangs to take them down from the inside.

Director:

Kazuhiko Yamaguchi

Writers:

Tatsuhiko Kamoi (screenplay), Shinji Nakajima (screenplay)
Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

ON DISC
ALL
1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Takuma "Terry" Tsurugi returns. In this sequel, he sets out to bust up a phony charity put together by the Yakuza.

Director: Shigehiro Ozawa
Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Claude Gagnon, Yôko Ichiji
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Tough karate master Terry Tsurugi takes it upon himself to protect a late businessman's daughter from the Yakuza.

Director: Shigehiro Ozawa
Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Goichi Yamada, Yutaka Nakajima
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

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
Stars: Etsuko Shihomi, Shin'ichi Chiba, Yasuaki Kurata
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

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.

Director: Shigehiro Ozawa
Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Reiko Ike, Kôji Wada
Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

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 »

Director: Kazuhiko Yamaguchi
Stars: Etsuko Shihomi, Shin'ichi Chiba, Asao Uchida
Action | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

This movie is based on the true life story of a Korean fighter named Choi Bae-dal (who later changed his name to Masutatsu Oyama), the founder of Kyokushin Karate in Japan.

Director: Kazuhiko Yamaguchi
Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Kôjirô Hongô, Hideo Murota
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Criminals plant a bomb on a high-speed train. It will explode when the train slows down, unless a ransom is paid.

Director: Jun'ya Satô
Stars: Ken Takakura, Shin'ichi Chiba, Kei Yamamoto
Action | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

This movie is based on the true life story of a Korean fighter named Choi Bae-dal (who later changed his name to Masutatsu Oyama), the founder of Kyokushin Karate in Japan.

Director: Kazuhiko Yamaguchi
Stars: Jirô Yabuki, Shin'ichi Chiba, Kenji Imai
Wolf Guy (1975)
Action | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

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 »

Director: Kazuhiko Yamaguchi
Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Kyôsuke Machida, Yuriko Azuma
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Three street toughs are hired to take down a Tokyo drug dealer in this hard-hitting Toei karate action film.

Director: Teruo Ishii
Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Eiji Gô, Yutaka Nakajima
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Following the death of the second Tokugawa shogun, it is revealed that he was poisoned by retainers of his son Iemitsu in hopes of gaining him the shogunate despite the stammer and ... See full summary »

Director: Kinji Fukasaku
Stars: Kinnosuke Nakamura, Shin'ichi Chiba, Hiroki Matsukata
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

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 »

Director: Yukio Noda
Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Lun Chia, Etsuko Shihomi
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Shin'ichi Chiba ... Shuhei Sakata (as Sonny Chiba)
Isao Natsuyagi
Akiko Koyama Akiko Koyama
Akane Kawasaki Akane Kawasaki
Hideo Murota Hideo Murota
Eiji Gô Eiji Gô
Bin Amatsu Bin Amatsu
Yayoi Watanabe Yayoi Watanabe
Tatsuo Umemiya Tatsuo Umemiya
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Etsuko Shihomi ... Fisher
Edit

Storyline

Chico arrives in a city where there are two waring gangs. Chico gets wind of a large hidden stash of heroin owned by the, now dead, former leader over all of the gangs and sets off to find it and keep the two gangs at war. Meanwhile, he as befriended a small boy whose father is a samurai assassin working for the rival gang. Written by jimthemoviefreak@gmail.com

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The Deadliest Dragon That Ever Smashed the Street Gangs! See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

10 April 1976 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Karate Warriors See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Toei Company See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References Hang in There, Robocon! (1974) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
one of Chiba's best
4 May 1999 | by Nate-9See all my reviews

Out of the 8 or so Sonny Chiba movies I've seen this ranks 2nd only to The Streetfighter. Amazing action, awesome slow motion editing (that speeds up on impact at times), and drama too. Sonny gives one of his best performances.


6 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 7 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed