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|Sonny Chiba Double Feature Fighting Fist Soul of Chiba|
Actors: Sonny Chiba, Bolo Yeung, Etsuko Shiomi and Sibelle Hu
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Drama
Fighting Fist-The Yakuza of Japan has infiltrated the universities of Hong Kong and are conducting illegal activities such as underground bare knuckle fightsgambling and drugs.Hong Kong Police team up with the Japanese Sec... more »
For Chiba Completists
Robert H. Knox | Brentwood, NH United States | 07/29/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Shinichi (Sonny) Chiba fans certainly ought to be singing BCI's praises, as they have released a great many of his films in the last couple of years. The two films in this set are particularly uncommon, and, compared to some others, are mediocre at best. SOUL OF BRUCE LEE is a real Frankenstein job, as it is a German print with a soundtrack that jumps back and forth. The English dialogue track sounds a bit muddy and switches at times to a sharper-sounding track for some of the fight scenes. The film itself is no great shakes, but features some pretty lively fights with Chiba and others. A Japanese-language print is also included. FIGHTING FIST is a Japanese-language print (with no onscreen title) which has some videotape artifacts, but is otherwise OK. This cops-vs-gangsters outing was directed by Chiba, who also plays a small role; most fans will be disappointed that he's not in the film to speak of, but FIGHTING FIST is not too bad. It does contain some graphic violence, and is a better production than SOUL, which generally seems like a typical cheesy kung-fu title with Chiba thrown into the mix. All things considered, I don't regret buying this, but don't expect Chiba classics here. I hope BCI releases a nice box set of the STREET FIGHTER films; although they are very common on budget DVDs, BCI would do it up right."
steve mathews | colorado | 11/07/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The greatest movie in the history of film.
Makes Citizen Kane look like a bad 70's martial arts movie.
Sonny Chiba is god like.
I am not insane."