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Sister Street Fighter (1974)

Onna hissatsu ken (original title)
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

Writers:

Masahiro Kakefuda (screenplay), Norifumi Suzuki (screenplay) (as Noribumi Suzuki)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Etsuko Shihomi ... Li Koryu
Shin'ichi Chiba ... Seiichi Hibiki (as Sonny Chiba)
Asao Uchida Asao Uchida ... Tetsudo Fujita
Sanae Ôhori Sanae Ôhori ... Shinobu Kojo
Bin Amatsu Bin Amatsu ... Shigetomi Kakuzaki
Hiroshi Kondô Hiroshi Kondô ... Li Gyokudo
Emi Hayakawa Emi Hayakawa
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Takashi Hio Takashi Hio ... Gomaru Akasawa (as Kôji Hio)
Masashi Ishibashi Masashi Ishibashi ... Kazunao Inubashiri
Tatsuya Kameyama Tatsuya Kameyama ... Shimura
Ryoichi Koike Ryoichi Koike ... Tesshin Uesu
Hideo Kosuge Hideo Kosuge ... Tomoyuki Obayashi
Akira Kuji Akira Kuji ... Neret
Toshio Minami Toshio Minami ... Ma Ba-Yuan
Kengo Miyaji Kengo Miyaji ... Kizaki
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Storyline

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 imprisoned, the police pressure his sister, Tina Long, to help them locate and free him. She gets the help of Lee's martial-arts school, including the powerful Sonny Kawasaka, for the inevitable battle-royale with the drug gang, which includes masters of many different 'schools' of fighting. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Certificate:

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Country:

Japan

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

20 February 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sister Street Fighter See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Toei Tokyo See more »
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Runtime:

| (R-rated)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Sonny Chiba plays a different character in this than in his Street Fighter (1974) series. See more »

Alternate Versions

The 1986 UK video featured the extensively pre-cut U.S R-rated print which had been heavily edited for violence. However the BBFC also cut a further 3 mins 41 secs from the film to remove all footage of nunchakus. See more »

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"It's like a private zoo. It amuses me. It's as much fun as a carload of gorillas."
17 March 2007 | by wandering-starSee all my reviews

"Sister Streetfighter" is but one of Sonny Chiba's "Streetfighter" series, this time with the impossibly cute and dimpled Sue Shihomi in the starring role.

OK, I will admit, this film is technically not that great. The acting is bad, the plot cheesy, and you can drive a truck through the holes in it.

So I will admit I have a sick addiction to these types of movies, because I loved "Sister Streetfighter".

What other movie gives you a cavalcade of freak-shows like a drugpin who collects "killers" at is secluded villa, a guy who exports his heroin disguised as human wigs, a henchman named Hammerhead with a gang who wears black cone-shaped wicker baskets for helmets, a group of girl Thai kick boxers in leopard-print named the "Amazons 7", a dart-blowing freak with a weird African shield and dime-store cape... a movie where you will see an assortment of weapons including staff, forks, tonfa, nunchuku, darts... need I go on?? "Sister Streetfighter" is that, and more.

Sue Shihomi starts off the movie doing a combination of the katas "kanku dai" and "heian yodan". There is not much biographical information on her on the web but I would guess she has some formal karate training because she is executes many of her kicks well, and in one scene she executes three really nice thrust kicks (kekomi) in a row. You don't often see good technique in martial arts films. As a result the fight scenes with Shihomi in it are very good, exciting and dynamic. She shows herself skilled also at using nanchaku and the sai (forks), one of which she plant in a poor fellow's head. And Sonny Chiba steals the few scenes he is in.

The cheesiness of this movie cannot be understated. In one scene Tina Long (Shihomi) finds her way onto the evil drugpin's property. She is discovered by the henchman "Hammerhead". Suddenly and inexplicably, they are transported high atop a sea-side cliff. Then, just as suddenly, they are fighting on a suspension bridge. I mean, this is classic stuff people! Also hilarious is the person introduced as "Eva Parrish - Karate Champion of Australia" is shown doing an absolutely horrible version of the kata "tekki shodan". Then the mysterious Ms. Parrish is never seen again in the film.

Recommended with two thumbs up for fans of the genre!


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