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Janne the Director’s Favorite Rare Movies Top 100 List #92: Return of the Street Fighter (1974)

March 27, 2011

janne-the director with the incredible-hulk t-shirt92. Return of The Streetfighter [DVD] (1974)
Original Title: Satsujin ken 2

Guess what? The Street Fighter returns in this! To me that was a horrible thought until I actually watched it. I honestly hated the first Street Fighter in it’s desperate Bruce Lee wannabe-ism. Crack somebody’s head and make a funny face! Yank somebody’s balls off and make a funny face! Rip somebody’s throat out and make a funny face! What the hell do the Japanese get out of those funny faces? Is it… cool? Is it funny?

return of the streetfighter sonny chiba 1974 posterIn this sequel Sonny Chiba isn’t applying for the special Olympics’ karate team with his retarded facial expressions (which is extra noticeable in laughable flashbacks from the first film) so I could actually enjoy this for it’s other… retarded qualities.

Chiba is a glorious asshole without mercy or manners and the action is great and nasty. Fun times except for the annoying sidekick woman in Pippi Longstocking-hair and Paris Hilton-glasses…

Kick her in the face, Chiba! You wouldn’t regret it – you have killed for less!

PREVIOUS ON THE LIST: The Nightcomers (1971)

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