R | | Action, Crime, Thriller
Tough karate master Terry Tsurugi takes it upon himself to protect a late businessman's daughter from the Yakuza.
First film to ever get an X rating for violence in the US. American newspaper ads carried the quote "NOTICE: The MPAA has rated this film unsuitable for viewers under the age of 17 because of its extraordinary fight sequences."
Listen my son, TRUST NO ONE! You can count on no one but YOURSELF. Improve your skills, son, harden your body, become a NUMBER ONE MAN! Do not ever let ANYONE beat you!
Near the end of the movie, on the ocean liner, Terry is fighting three men in a hallway and some equipment is visible at the bottom of the screen.
The version shown on the FX network is "between" the R-rated and X-rated cuts in that it (surprisingly) shows more violence than the R-rated cut (such as when Junjo has to stab his sister through her back), but is still missing some violence present in the X-rated cut (such as when blood spills from the blind swordsman's head when attacked by Terry).