Rent Sister Street Fighter: Collection (1976)

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5h 25min
Rent Sister Street Fighter: Collection (aka Onna hissatsu ken / Onna hissatsu ken: Kiki ippatsu / Kaette kita onna hissatsu ken / Onna hissatsu godan ken) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
After the massive success of 'The Street Fighter', Toei Company decided to build a new karate series around a female lead and cast a young actress who had appeared in a cameo role alongside her mentor Sonny Chiba. Still a teenager at the time, Etsuko Shihomi exploded onscreen in her first leading role and created a new character type: a tough fighter who was fierce, fearless, good-hearted, and decidedly non-sexualised, a departure from Toei's typical formula. In 1974's 'Sister Street Fighter', Shihomi is the half-Chinese, half-Japanese Koryu Lee, who travels to Yokohama to investigate the disappearance of her brother, an undercover cop.
Lee discovers a smuggling ring run by a drug lord with his own personal army of deadly fighters, and must penetrate his evil lair with the help of a fellow karate master (played by Chiba). Shihomi and director Kazuhiko Yamaguchi (Wolf Guy) made two additional films based on the same character over the next year, 'Sister Street Fighter: Hanging by a Thread' and 'Return of the Sister Street Fighter', with a final unrelated follow-up (Sister Street Fighter: Fifth Level Fist) helmed by original 'Street Fighter' director Shigehiro Ozawa appearing in 1976. Genre entertainment of the highest order, the 'Sister Street Fighter' films are a wild ride through some of the best exploitation cinema Japan produced in the 1970's. Funky and over-the-top, filled with wall-to-wall action, and featuring some of the craziest villains ever depicted onscreen, the series embodies female power in a male-dominated genre and is a magnificent showcase for the physical presence and martial arts skills of its lead star.
Actors:
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Directors:
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Producers:
Kenji Takamura, Kineo Yoshimine
Writers:
Masahiro Kakefuda, Norifumi Suzuki, Takeo Kaneko, Isao Matsumoto, Motohiro Torii
Aka:
Onna hissatsu ken / Onna hissatsu ken: Kiki ippatsu / Kaette kita onna hissatsu ken / Onna hissatsu godan ken
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Classics
Countries:
Japan, Action & Adventure, Classics
BBFC:
Release Date:
Not released
Run Time:
325 minutes
BBFC:
Release Date:
04/03/2019
Run Time:
325 minutes
Languages:
Dubbed, English, Japanese
Subtitles:
English, English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • New video interviews with actor Shinichi "Sonny" Chiba, director Kazuhiko Yamaguchi, and screenwriter Masahiro Kakefuda
  • Isolated score highlights for the first three films
  • Original Japanese theatrical trailers for all four films
  • Original U.S. theatrical trailer for 'Sister Street Fighter'
  • Original German theatrical trailer for 'Sister Street Fighte'r, plus original German opening titles to the film
  • Stills and poster gallery
Disc 1:
This disc includes the following:
- Sister Street Fighter
- Special Features
Disc 2:
This disc includes the following:
- Sister Street Fighter: Hanging by a Thread
- Return of the Sister Street Fighter
- Sister Street Fighter: Fifth Level Fist

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