Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Karate Bearfighter - Kenka Karate Kyokushin Buraiken|
Actor: Sonny Chiba
Director: Kazuhiko Yamaguchi
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Sports
Masutatsu Oyama wins the all-Japan Karate tournament and becomes well-known throughout the country, but those in the conventional karate world are resentful of his skill and try to banish him. Oyama turns a deaf ear to the... more »
morgoth | omaha, NE | 08/20/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"What starts off as a pretty good movie turns ridiculous. It is sad because it didn't have to. You will notice with these Sonny Chiba movies that they are not super low budget like most chinese and taiwanese kung fu films. The fights are all good but the bear fight was just horrible. They had like a weird robot and then a guy in a bear suit for some the time. I want to know why they didn't actually at least show a real bear. It was unbearable!
This movie is kind of the same as bull fighter and has most of the same actors. But all Chiba films do that. So again he is an outkast and nobody would ever except his challenge because their dojos are for respectable karate masters. So he ends up showing off again, at least in evreybody's eyes. So again all the fights are good but I don't think that when a bear dies he keeps getting up and falling down.
The DVD picture quality is really good but does have some horizantal lines during the movie. Not very noticeable overall though. Sound is also very good. And remember that when fighting a bear you have to use that special move of jumping over him and kicking him.
Also look out for a cameo in the credits by the real Mas Oyamo that Chiba is portraying in this trilogy."