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Chokugeki! Jigoku-ken (1974)

R | | Action | 1978 (USA)
Three street toughs are hired to take down a Tokyo drug dealer in this hard-hitting Toei karate action film.

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Teruo Ishii

Writer:

Teruo Ishii
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Cast

Cast overview:
Shin'ichi Chiba ... Ryuichi Koga (as Sonny Chiba)
Eiji Gô Eiji Gô ... Ichiro Sakura
Yutaka Nakajima Yutaka Nakajima ... Emi (as Doris Nakajima)
Hiroyuki Sanada ... Toga as a boy (as Hiroyuki Shimosawa)
Yasuaki Kurata ... Karate teacher
Makoto Satô Makoto Satô ... Takeshi Hayato
Ryô Ikebe ... Arashiyama
Masahiko Tsugawa Masahiko Tsugawa ... Mario Mizuhara
Michitarô Mizushima Michitarô Mizushima ... Hakusessai Koga
Rikiya Yasuoka ... Lone wolf
Hideo Murota Hideo Murota ... Boss
Meika Seri Meika Seri ... Woman
Takashi Hio Takashi Hio ... Bunshô Chin (as Kôji Hio)
Hiroshi Nawa Hiroshi Nawa
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Three street toughs are hired to take down a Tokyo drug dealer in this hard-hitting Toei karate action film.

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Chiba... is back - more deadly than any weapon! See more »

Genres:

Action

Certificate:

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Direct Hit! Hell Fist See more »

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Toei Tokyo See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Brutal!
17 March 2008 | by GOWBTWSee all my reviews

This karate classic is one of a kind. Sonny Chiba is remember for his Street Fighter prowess plays a fighter with ninja skills who is recruited by a ex-cop now hit-man along with a another fighter who is a complete nincompoop and very sexy lady. They go after a drug syndicate who uses a deaf-mute as a pawn to their schemes. The death-scenes are a little more animated than gruesome. The fighting scenes are great as well. I liked the part where Sonny's character steps on the paint and painted the enemies up. More plans do come up, and the fighter wants to get more of his share of the cut. However, he trust in the boss is questionable. The crime syndicate gets more fighters to take on Sonny's character. Somehow, arrogance and egos clashed with some of the fighters which gave Sonny character an edge. This movie was rather corny in some areas, other than that, in was fun to watch in my opinion. A very big keeper. 5 stars!


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