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14th May '15 3:17:02 AM SeptimusHeap
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'''''The Street Fighter''''' is a martial arts movie series starring [[Creator/ShinichiChiba Shinichi (Sonny) Chiba]] as Takuma Tsurugi (known as Terry in the USA), a mercenary who fights with his martial arts skills. There was a spinoff series called ''Sister Street Fighter'', consisting of four films starring Etsuko Shihomi (credited on English prints as SueShiomi).

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'''''The Street Fighter''''' is a martial arts movie series starring [[Creator/ShinichiChiba Shinichi (Sonny) Chiba]] as Takuma Tsurugi (known as Terry in the USA), a mercenary who fights with his martial arts skills. There was a spinoff series called ''Sister Street Fighter'', consisting of four films starring Etsuko Shihomi (credited on English prints as SueShiomi).
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23rd Feb '15 10:20:17 PM nombretomado
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All installments (and the first ''Sister Street Fighter'' movie) were released by New Line Cinema between 1974 and 1979. The first two were initially made available on home video by [[MetroGoldwynMayer MGM/CBS Home Video]], and the other two were released on home video by Charles Band's Wizard Video in 1982 and 1983, respectively. All four were later released by New Line Home Video in 1996. ''Sister Street Fighter 2: Hanging by a Thread'' finally made its US debut in 2008 on BluRay as a double feature with the first film.

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All installments (and the first ''Sister Street Fighter'' movie) were released by New Line Cinema between 1974 and 1979. The first two were initially made available on home video by [[MetroGoldwynMayer MGM/CBS Home Video]], and the other two were released on home video by Charles Band's Wizard Video in 1982 and 1983, respectively. All four were later released by New Line Home Video in 1996. ''Sister Street Fighter 2: Hanging by a Thread'' finally made its US debut in 2008 on BluRay UsefulNotes/BluRay as a double feature with the first film.
16th Jan '15 8:51:50 AM erforce
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* HazyFeelTurn: Dingsau. It's ambiguous as to whether or not aiding Terry is a good thing, but after he defeats Junjo, Kowloon is shown with Sarai helping him get back on his feet.
** Terry himself starts the film by being set up as a VillainProtagonist SpearCounterpart to BruceLee from ''EnterTheDragon'', breaking a condemned man out of prison and then brutalizing the man's family when they fail to pay up. He makes the turn when his next clients turn out to be the Yakuza, whom he hates. He decides to protect their victim at no charge rather than help them.

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* HazyFeelTurn: HazyFeelTurn:
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Dingsau. It's ambiguous as to whether or not aiding Terry is a good thing, but after he defeats Junjo, Kowloon is shown with Sarai helping him get back on his feet.
** Terry himself starts the film by being set up as a VillainProtagonist SpearCounterpart to BruceLee from ''EnterTheDragon'', ''Film/EnterTheDragon'', breaking a condemned man out of prison and then brutalizing the man's family when they fail to pay up. He makes the turn when his next clients turn out to be the Yakuza, whom he hates. He decides to protect their victim at no charge rather than help them.
23rd Nov '14 7:36:09 PM mazaka
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* AntiVillain: Junjo, who appears in the first two films, is firmly in Type I territory; all he wants is a fair deathmatch against Terry, even if he's sore about Terry causing the deaths of his siblings.

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* AntiVillain: Junjo, who appears in the first two films, is firmly in a mesh of Type I territory; all and II; he wants is a fair deathmatch against Terry, even if he's sore about Terry for causing the deaths of his siblings.siblings, and still plays fair.



* EvenEvilHasStandards: In spite of being a terrific asshole, Terry has a sense of honor. He'll risk his life to protect his friends, won't sell out those under his protection even under torture, and will fight against anything the {{Yakuza}} does without any benefit to himself.



* NobleDemon: In spite of being a terrific asshole, Terry has a sense of honor. He'll risk his life to protect his friends, won't sell out those under his protection even under torture, and will fight against anything the {{Yakuza}} does without any benefit to himself.



* AntiVillain: Nachi Shikenbaru is a Type II. She only wants Terry dead because he had the audacity to force her to prostitute herself as collateral for a previous caper earlier in the film, to say nothing of how he caused the death of her brother by defenestration (ignoring that Terry merely dodged as Gijun lunged at him, though Terry did rough both of them up good). When Terry grabs her as she tries to butt into their final bout, she has Junjo run them both through. Unfortunately, Nachi is the only one who dies as a result.
** Kowloon Dingsau is a Type I; apart from Junjo (who was himself presumed dead until a surprise appearance in the second half of the next film), he's also the only villain to live to see the end of the film.

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* AntiVillain: Nachi Shikenbaru is a Type II. II with a bit of Type IV. She only wants Terry dead because he had the audacity to force her to prostitute herself as collateral for a previous caper earlier in the film, to say nothing of how he caused the death of her brother by defenestration (ignoring that Terry merely dodged as Gijun lunged at him, though Terry did rough both of them up good).defenestration. When Terry grabs her as she tries to butt into their final bout, she has Junjo run them both through. Unfortunately, Nachi is the only one who dies as a result.
** Kowloon Dingsau is a Type I; apart from Junjo (who was himself presumed dead until a surprise appearance in the second half of the next film), he's also the only villain to live to see the end of the film.
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Both Kowloon Dingsau and Junjo Shinkenbaru exhibit this trait, as both only want a fair match against Terry. In fact, when King Stone and [[spoiler:Jadot]] tag Terry during a fight, Kowloon proceeds to turn on them. Also Kowloon tells Terry he can go away with the girl if he wins fairly, instead of the other gangsters who simply want to kill Terry and take the girl anyway.



* HeelFaceTurn: Dingsau lets his code of honor get the better of him and kills King Stone and Jadot for trying to kill Terry during his deathmatch with Junjo. After Terry defeats Junjo, Dingsau is shown with Sarai helping a battered and bruised Terry get back on his feet.

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* HeelFaceTurn: Dingsau lets his code of honor get the better of him and kills King Stone and Jadot for trying HazyFeelTurn: Dingsau. It's ambiguous as to kill whether or not aiding Terry during his deathmatch with Junjo. After Terry is a good thing, but after he defeats Junjo, Dingsau Kowloon is shown with Sarai helping a battered and bruised Terry him get back on his feet.



* PetTheDog: Alone among [[{{Yakuza}} those really nice people]], Dingsau is a ''really'' nice person even for a villain. His moments more often than not revolve around Junjo, and when King Stone and Jadot try to kill Terry during the climactic deathmatch, he does a HeelFaceTurn and kills both for trying to interfere with the deathmatch via dirty tricks.

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* PetTheDog: Alone among [[{{Yakuza}} those really nice people]], Dingsau is NobleDemon: Kowloon Dingsau, though a ''really'' nice person even for a villain. His moments more often than not revolve around Junjo, bit too amoral to be an [[AntiVillain Anti-Villain]], exhibits this trait with his AffablyEvil character and devotion to playing by the rules. So when King Stone and Jadot try [[spoiler:Jadot]] tag Terry during a fight, Kowloon proceeds to turn on them. Also Kowloon tells Terry he can go away with the girl if he wins fairly, instead of the other gangsters who simply want to kill Terry during and take the climactic deathmatch, he does a HeelFaceTurn and kills both for trying to interfere with the deathmatch via dirty tricks.girl anyway.



* [[UnscrupulousHero Vicious Anti-Hero]]: By this film, Terry's firmly in this territory.

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* [[UnscrupulousHero Vicious Anti-Hero]]: By this film, Terry's firmly in this territory.Terry has shades of it now.
27th Sep '14 10:44:32 PM PrimeEvil
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7th Aug '14 1:49:58 PM ryanasaurus0077
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* DoubleStandard: The female villains in the main trilogy get {{Gory Discretion Shot}}s when they buy the farm, or else (in the case of [[AntiVillain Nachi]]) their deaths aren't quite as messy as those of the male villains.
7th Aug '14 1:28:01 PM Black_Diesel
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11th Jul '14 11:10:45 AM LordAaronus
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* ThemeTunePowerUp: [[spoiler:The theme from the first movie is finally heard when Terry comes out of his coma.]]

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* ThemeTunePowerUp: ThemeMusicPowerUp: [[spoiler:The theme from the first movie is finally heard when Terry comes out of his coma.]]
11th Jul '14 11:10:29 AM LordAaronus
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* HesBack: [[spoiler:Terry after going into a coma following ''falling through a roof''.]]


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* ThemeTunePowerUp: [[spoiler:The theme from the first movie is finally heard when Terry comes out of his coma.]]
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