Directed by Shigehero Ozawa. February 1974, Japan. Unrated: 91 min.
(Originally published in buzz magazine on 10/4/2007)
If you're looking for an old-school martial arts film, The Street Fighter
will not disappoint as long as you're not squeamish. The first movie to
be rated X just for violence, this cult classic starring Sonny Chiba
will have you laughing at its unsynced voice overs and tomato juice
blood ... but that's all part of its charm.
With all the eye gouging
and barehanded castration, it's no wonder Quentin Tarantino cast Chiba
in the Kill Bills