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Terry is a tough, mercenary, master of martial arts. When an important business magnate dies, leaving billions to his daughter, the Mafia and Yakuza try to hire Terry to kidnap the daughter. When they refuse to meet his exorbitant price, then try to kill him to conceal their secret plans, he promptly offers his services to protect her. Much ultra-violent martial-arts fighting action, as expected, ensues. This also includes a subplot of a family's bloodfeud with Terry over a disputed debt.Written by
Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>
I first heard about this through Christian Slater's character in True Romance, so I bought it. It's a great martial arts film, Sonny Chiba does better then anyone else could in trying to fill Buce Lee's shoes. This is probably one of the best non Bruce Lee martial arts films ever. Sonny Chiba sets himself up as an eternal movie bad-ass. He is paid by people to go around kicking the hell out of other people. Good action sequence and good directing over shadow the not so great acting. This movie originally had an X rating in the United States because of a scene where Chiba castrates a man with his bare hand. It remains the only movie ever rated X not to have any sex in it. My favorite scene is the X-Ray vision skull cracker scene which later went on to be used in the ultra ultra violent Story Of Ricky.
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