R | | Action, Crime, Drama
Takuma "Terry" Tsurugi returns. In this sequel, he sets out to bust up a phony charity put together by the Yakuza.
SATSUJINKEN series. #2 of 3 films.
When "Return of the Streetfighter" was first released theatrically in the U.S., in order to get a wider audience than the previous film, the film was cut to 75 min for an R-rating. This version is also available on video and is played on Action Encore. However, the full version of the film was 83 min. An uncut version was eventually released on video with an "UNRATED" label on it. Unfortunately, this video was nearly impossible to find. This cut was also released onto laserdisc by New Line Cinema, and was slightly easier to find. The laserdisc version was also in the original 2.35:1 widescreen format and in much higher quality than the "R" cut. Since this version was never made for the U.S., sometimes sound effects would be repeated during the cut footage to replace missing sounds. Some examples of these shots include Terry stabbing someone with a gun after running out of bullets, an up-close shot of breaking an assassin's arm, and a man being silenced by having his throat punctured by Terry's fingers. This version is now available in a "budget" DVD 2-pack by Diamond entertainment along with the original "Streetfighter". The box says "R" and gives wrong times, but both films are in their original run times (90 and 83 minutes).