Karate Bearfighter (1977)





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Japanese martial arts legend Sonny Chiba stars in this action-packed drama. In Karate Bear Fighter, Chiba plays Masutatsu Oyama, a karate master whose "take no prisoners" style ultimately proves too brutal for the other fighters in his dojo. Oyama turns his back on his fellows and becomes a body guard for an old army buddy who has since become a member of the yakuza (the Japanese Mafia). But when Oyama discovers the true nature of his old friend's business, he realizes he must use his skills to fight for right. Karate Bear Fighter was originally released under the title Kenka Karate Kyokushin Burai-Ken. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
Action & Adventure , Art House & International
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Oyama's story continues as his rise to fame as a karate expert naturally draws the ire of older schools who don't appreciate his new style. All this back biting and bitching naturally culminates in Chiba fighting a bear, or at least a guy in a bear suit. It's a lot of fun even during the occasionally corny due to the man in suit moments. Worth your rental.

Bill Bryant
Bill Bryant

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