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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)
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Cast

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

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Taglines:

More Than A Streetfighter! See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Connections

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

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Street fighter versus samurai
29 March 2020 | by ckormos1See all my reviews

Gangs are smashing the pachinko parlor and Sonny Chiba is smoking Tiparellos. He drags an injured man to a talkative doctor who tells us the entire plot of the movie. I am used to that sort of thing watching these movies and tolerate it. One thing I can't tolerate is annoying children in movies. Sonny meets an annoying kid who is fishing.

The story is brother versus brother in the gangster business and Sonny versus samurai in the martial arts business.

The fights are overall above average. My one complaint is the shakey and too close camera technique that was sometimes used. Directors back then really needed a steady hand held camera to get the shots they wanted but it was not invented yet. They still tried to get the shot and the shakes spoiled it.


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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 »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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