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

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An interesting sequel to "Sister Street Fighter" (1974)
26 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

With its funky 1970s music score and outrageous fighting sequences, 1974's "Sister Street Fighter: Hanging by a Thread," a sequel to "Sister Street Fighter" which had been released earlier that same year, is an interesting if not entirely successful follow-up to the previous film. It is worth noting that the sequel concerns the return of Koryu Lee (Etsuko "Sue" Shihomi), a half-Japanese/half-Chinese Karate powerhouse who travels from Hong Kong to Japan to investigate the disappearance of a wealthy man's young daughter. As she digs deeper into the mystery, she uncovers a deadly diamond smuggling ring and the powerful gangsters behind it. Directed by Kazuhiko Yamaguchi (who also directed the first film), the fights are fast, furious, and bloody - everything a good Karate film from Japan should be. One of the reasons the film works so well is because of the performance and fighting prowess of Etsuko Shihomi. A student of Japanese martial arts sensation Sonny Chiba's action school, Shihomi more than holds her own against the numerous baddies standing against her. She's also very easy on the eyes - yes, she is quite a cutie! But don't let that fool you: she can kill you twice before you knew what hit you. It's interesting to note that some bad guys make the mistake that just because she's a girl, she can't fight, or she's weak, or both. Well, as "Sister Street Fighter" and this film prove, anyone who makes that assumption is sorely mistaken, and you'll wind up on your back on the floor unconscious for making such an arrogant assumption.

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