Tuesday, September 4, 2012
RETURN OF THE STREET FIGHTER (1974)
This sequel to the classic Sonny Chiba STREET FIGHTER is a worthy follow-up to that violence-filled kung fu flick. In this one you get throats ripped out with fingers, a guy punched in the back of the head so hard that both his eyeballs pop out of their sockets, a guy karate chopped so hard in the head that a river of blood pours down on him and more assorted bone breaking. Chiba also gets a goofy sorta hippie-ish female sidekick which is weird and there's a little nudity thrown in for added quality. While maybe a slight bit below the original in terms of crazy bloodshed it's still worth a look for fans. And as a plus it seems to be in the public domain so you can find it everywhere for super cheap. Stay away from the 3rd movie though since it went really far downhill with that one.