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Soul of Bruce Lee (1977)

Gekisatsu! Jadô ken (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Drama | 11 February 1977 (Japan)
After his master is brutally murdered by his fellow disciple & vicious Drug dealer Shikimura, Sonny sets out to find out his whereabouts. However the drug king pin has too many fighters and... See full summary »


Norio Osada (as Norio Nagata), Sue Yan (story)


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Credited cast:
Shin'ichi Chiba ... Mu Yun Tek (as Sonny Chiba)
Etsuko Shihomi ... Lihua
Tadashi Yamashita ... Drug Agent (as James T. Yamashita)
Yasuhiro Shikamura ... Samuan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Muang Apollo Muang Apollo ... Nankung
Lung Chan ... Dotoi
Chuen Chiang ... Thug
Yuen Fang Yuen Fang ... Chen Shinkan (as Yuen Foung)
Jun'ichi Haruta Jun'ichi Haruta ... 5 God Strike B
Yoko Horikoshi Yoko Horikoshi
Kogenta Katayama Kogenta Katayama ... 5 God Strike C
Shinpachi Kim Shinpachi Kim
Hirofumi Koga Hirofumi Koga ... 5 God Strike D
Satoshi Kurihara Satoshi Kurihara ... 5 God Strike A
Ya Ying Liu ... Emi


After his master is brutally murdered by his fellow disciple & vicious Drug dealer Shikimura, Sonny sets out to find out his whereabouts. However the drug king pin has too many fighters and hit men under his command and Sonny nearly gets killed in the process.

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Taiwan | Hong Kong | Thailand | Japan


Mandarin | Japanese

Release Date:

11 February 1977 (Japan) See more »

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Cines Inc., Toei Company See more »
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2.35 : 1
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most ridiculous kung fu ever (but in a good way)
30 August 2002 | by zelig77See all my reviews

this is my favorite kung fu movie of all time! and i have seen more than a few. it is totally absurd, implausible, and incoherant, but that's what i look for in a great kung fu movie!!! watch for the following scenes: 1.the old woman ramblin on for about 5 straight minutes about "this man is my son" 2.sonny chibas girlfriend taking out two guys with her hair as a weapon 3.ridiculously stupid stunts, too numerous to mention 4.sonny and his sidekick managing to elude several dozen men with automatic weapons, who are running maybe 20 ft behind them! this included the impossible act of making a bow and arrow, using his arm,a piece of string, and a twig! 5.the highlight of the movie, however, is the slow motion fight between sonny chiba, and 5 men who are possesed by monkeys! the matrix stole this fight scene, i swear to god! it is so cool looking, and i keep my copy cued up to this scene! if you love kung fu, MST3K, and monkeys, then seek out this classicly stupid movie! its fun!!

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