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Sister Street Fighter: Hanging by a Thread (1974)

Onna hissatsu ken: Kiki ippatsu (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Crime | 7 December 1974 (Japan)
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 »

Director:

Kazuhiko Yamaguchi

Writers:

Masahiro Kakefuda (screenplay), Norifumi Suzuki (screenplay) (as Noribumi Suzuki)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Etsuko Shihomi ... Li Hong-Long (Li Koryu)
Tamayo Mitsukawa Tamayo Mitsukawa ... Li Bai-Lan (Li Hakuran)
Michiyo Bandô Michiyo Bandô ... Kotoe Fujita
Hisako Tanaka Hisako Tanaka ... Wang Mei-Li (Oh Birei) (as Hisayo Tanaka)
Hideo Murota Hideo Murota ... Kazushige Osone
Kôji Fujiyama Kôji Fujiyama ... Goro Kuroki
Takashi Hio Takashi Hio ... Kiyoshi Nezu (as Kôji Hio)
Masashi Ishibashi Masashi Ishibashi ... Inoichiro Honiden
Kazuyuki Saito Kazuyuki Saito ... Shikajiro Honiden
Taiko Rin Taiko Rin ... Chozaburo Honiden (as Daikyo Rin)
Tsutomu Harada Tsutomu Harada ... Cui Chi-Niu (as Riki Harada)
Kanya Tsukasa Kanya Tsukasa ... Byakko
Osamu Kaneda Osamu Kaneda ... Konosuke Mayuzumi
Rikiya Yasuoka ... Genjuro Ranai
Shunsuke Kariya Shunsuke Kariya ... Hesius
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Storyline

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 prostitutes. Koryu's older sister, working as a jewelry designer, is secretly if unhappily involved with the gangsters.

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Action | Crime

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

7 December 1974 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Sister Street Fighter: Hanging by a Thread See more »

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Toei Tokyo See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

ONNA HISSATSU KEN series. #2 of 4 films. See more »

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Alternate Versions

For the 2019 Arrow UK Blu-Ray Sister Street Fighter Collection, a section filmed in one of the villains' lairs was optically re-framed to put out of shot a large wall photo of a rather young naked girl reclining on a settee. The photo was deemed to be indecent and in breach of the Protection of Children Act 1978. See more »

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Followed by Sister Street Fighter: Fifth Level Fist (1976) See more »

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Too similar to the original
7 February 2009 | by unbrokenmetalSee all my reviews

Koryu (Etsuko Shihomi) flies from Hong Kong to Tokyo in order to rescue a hostage, but the gangster boss keeping that hostage has many skillful fighters. The summary of "Sister Street Fighter"? No, the summary of its sequel, although that reads exactly the same. The second movie copied the first, while the producers carefully kept everything that probably was responsible for its success. A few tiny differences I'd like to sum up: The gangsters smuggle diamonds instead of drugs this time. Etsuko Shihomi wears a much nicer costume in blue and gold (later: red and gold). There is more hand-held camera which can be annoying on the big screen. And there is some additional sadism, for example when the girls who smuggled diamonds under their skin are cut open like cattle by the butcher (no excuses, please - anesthesia were available in 1974), there is a horrifying scene when Koryu's sister is tortured, also when Koryu kills one bad guy by nailing his pair of glasses to his head. Nothing for Sunday afternoon television, I'd say. Anyway, the first movie was better and less predictable. I voted 8/6/8/7 for the 4 "Sister Street Fighter" movies.


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