Sister Street Fighter was released in 1974. It tells the story of Li Koryu (if you’re watching it dubbed into English her name is Tina), whose brother is the “top champion of the Shorinji school of martial arts”.
Only one problem – he’s gone missing! He was working undercover for the police, attempting to break a drug smuggling ring, and he’s been captured.
Tina must go on a mission to save him from the evil drug lord.
Who of course has his own army of highly trained martial artists. Cue a ridiculous number of hilarious fight scenes.
I particularly enjoyed the martial arts ballet dancers.
After battling across Yokohama, recruiting help from family and friends, taking refuge briefly in the Shorinji school dojo, and escaping death by the skin of her teeth, will she rescue her brother? Or will betrayal from an unlikely source be her downfall?
I also enjoyed the scenes around the 15 minute mark, where Tina goes to the Shorinji school dojo. The students there were practicing, and I enjoyed recognising the techniques they were using.
Who is this film for?
For those who just love crazy fight scenes and aren’t worried whether the plot actually makes sense, this is a great film.
If you’re interested in a strong female lead who isn’t afraid to kick some bad guys to hell and back, but also has emotions, you’ll also enjoy this film.