Sonny Chiba's Dragon Princess (1976)

R   |    |  Action


Sonny Chiba's Dragon Princess (1976) Poster

Karate master Kazuma gets severely beaten and crippled by nefarious rival Nikaido. Kazuma trains his loyal daughter Yumi in the martial arts so she can exact a harsh revenge on Nikaido and his band of evil thugs.


6.2/10
321

Get More From IMDb

For an enhanced browsing experience, get the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


26 October 2008 | gridoon2020
4
| Etsuko Shiomi and Yasuaki Kurata deserve better
I saw "Dragon Princess" on a double-feature DVD; the other movie was "The Bodyguard", starring Sonny Chiba, who appears only in the opening 10 minutes of this one. It's an appropriate pairing, not only because of the Chiba connection, but because the two movies share the same basic problems: a story that feels stretched even at 90- minutes, lots of pointless filler, and fight scenes that generally don't deliver the goods due to a combination of poor filming and poor DVD transferring. "Dragon Princess" is a little better than "The Bodyguard", if only because there are more and longer fights. And there are some memorable scenes, like Etsuko Shiomi using kung fu against vicious dogs (years before Milla Jovovich did it in "Resident Evil"), a bad guy going crazy when he hears bell noises, and Shiomi & Yasuaki Kurata jumping from the top of a high cliff and landing safely on their two feet. But I can't stop feeling that both Shiomi (who looks really beautiful here) and Kurata deserved a better showcase than this. (*1/2)

Critic Reviews


More Like This

Sister Street Fighter

Sister Street Fighter

The Street Fighter

The Street Fighter

Return of the Street Fighter

Return of the Street Fighter

Karate Warriors

Karate Warriors

The Streetfighter's Last Revenge

The Streetfighter's Last Revenge

Sister Street Fighter: Hanging by a Thread

Sister Street Fighter: Hanging by a Thread

King Kong vs. Godzilla

King Kong vs. Godzilla

Return of the Sister Street Fighter

Return of the Sister Street Fighter

Godzilla Raids Again

Godzilla Raids Again

Bodigaado Kiba

Bodigaado Kiba

Bullet Train

Bullet Train

Legend of the Eight Samurai

Legend of the Eight Samurai

Did You Know?

Storyline

Plot Summary


Genres

Action

Details

Release Date:

31 January 1976

Language

Japanese


Country of Origin

Japan

Must-See August Movies and TV Shows

Check out our editors' picks for a breakdown of the movies and shows we're excited about this month, including "Lovecraft Country," coming soon to HBO.

See our picks list

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com