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Sister Street Fighter: Hanging by a Thread (1974)

Onna hissatsu ken: Kiki ippatsu (original title)
This time Koryu heads to Yokohama in search of a woman named Birei, kidnapped by diamond smugglers who move their hot rocks by surgically implanting them into the nubile buttocks of Chinese... See full summary »

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Li Hong-Long (Li Koryu) (as Etsuko Shihomi)
Tamayo Mitsukawa ...
Li Bai-Lan (Li Hakuran)
Michiyo Bandô ...
Kotoe Fujita
Hisako Tanaka ...
Wang Mei-Li (Oh Birei) (as Hisayo Tanaka)
Hideo Murota ...
Kazushige Osone
Kôji Fujiyama ...
Goro Kuroki
Takashi Hio ...
Kiyoshi Nezu (as Kôji Hio)
Masashi Ishibashi ...
Inoichiro Honiden
Kazuyuki Saito ...
Shikajiro Honiden
Daikyo Rin ...
Chozaburo Honiden
Riki Harada ...
Cui Chi-Niu
Kanya Tsukasa ...
Byakko
Osamu Kaneda ...
Konosuke Mayuzumi
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Genjuro Ranai
Shunsuke Kariya ...
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This time Koryu heads to Yokohama in search of a woman named Birei, kidnapped by diamond smugglers who move their hot rocks by surgically implanting them into the nubile buttocks of Chinese prostitutes. Koryu's older sister, working as a jewelry designer, is secretly if unhappily involved with the gangsters.

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7 December 1974 (Japan)  »

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ONNA HISSATSU KEN series. #2 of 4 films. See more »

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Too similar to the original
7 February 2009 | by See all my reviews

Koryu (Etsuko Shihomi) flies from Hong Kong to Tokyo in order to rescue a hostage, but the gangster boss keeping that hostage has many skillful fighters. The summary of "Sister Street Fighter"? No, the summary of its sequel, although that reads exactly the same. The second movie copied the first, while the producers carefully kept everything that probably was responsible for its success. A few tiny differences I'd like to sum up: The gangsters smuggle diamonds instead of drugs this time. Etsuko Shihomi wears a much nicer costume in blue and gold (later: red and gold). There is more hand-held camera which can be annoying on the big screen. And there is some additional sadism, for example when the girls who smuggled diamonds under their skin are cut open like cattle by the butcher (no excuses, please - anesthesia were available in 1974), there is a horrifying scene when Koryu's sister is tortured, also when Koryu kills one bad guy by nailing his pair of glasses to his head. Nothing for Sunday afternoon television, I'd say. Anyway, the first movie was better and less predictable. I voted 8/6/8/7 for the 4 "Sister Street Fighter" movies.


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