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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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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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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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Sonny Chiba's back ... and Sue Shiomi's got 'im! See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime

Certificate:

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Trivia

ONNA HISSATSU KEN series. #1 of 4 films. 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 »

Connections

Referenced in True Romance (1993) See more »

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5 November 2004 | by AwesomeWolfSee all my reviews

Version: Avenue One DVD. Dub only.

'Sister Street Fighter' was basically made to show much arse Etsuko Shihomi kicks. Sonny Chiba appears in this third Streetfighter installment for only 10 minutes, letting Etsuko do most of the arse-kicking.

Lee long is a martial artist who the Hong Kong police use to help stop a Japanese drug-ring importing drugs into Hong Kong. When he goes missing, its up to his sister Tina (played by Etsuko Shihomi) to go to Japan and find him. She gets help from Lee's martial arts school (which just so happens to include Sonny Chiba) to free Lee and generally kick arse.

The story is your average "relative has been kidnapped and our hero/ine must save them". But who needs a decent plot when you've got cool fight scenes, bad dubbing, and an 'interesting' array of bad dudes and dudettes (to say the least).

Avenue One re-mastered the movie for their DVD and included some special features, yet they couldn't do a subtitle job? I would have taken this movie a bit more seriously (and thus given it a higher rating) if it had been subbed, and not dubbed. Oh well, at least the dub was funny-bad.

Good action movie. 6/10. Check it out if you're a fan of Etsuko Shihomi.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

20 February 1976 (USA) See more »

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Toei Tokyo See more »
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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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