Karate for Life (1977)

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This movie is based on the true life story of a Korean fighter named Choi Bae-dal (who later changed his name to Masutatsu Oyama), the founder of Kyokushin Karate in Japan.


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21 August 2005 | kingismyworld
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| The best karate action ever
The one Thing i can say is WOW! This movie kicks some butt and then some. It's the conclusion in the Oyama trilogy. Sonny Chiba reprises his role as Oyama in this terrific actioner that brings the saga to a close. In this actioner, Oyama has joined an outfit as a bodyguard and is going around japan challenging all schools that his karate is better than thiers. At this one school, Oyama kicks the crap out of 100 students and their teacher but not before he gouges his one eye out. Later, Oyama is offered some big bucks to go to Okinawa and participate in pro wrestling. If Oyama wins, he'll be paid handsomly. Only later does Oyama find out that the matches are fixed and he's supposed to lose. Oyama is very hot at this and he goes on fighting in the ring only to win and this angers the local mafia. With the mafia gunning for him, Oyama declares war. The movie is almost a copycat of Enter The Dragon except the director has a more visual eye than Robert Clouse. The fight scenes are brutal and bloody and Sonny Chiba is in top form in the last outing of Oyama. ****

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Genres

Action | Biography | Drama | History

Details

Release Date:

14 May 1977

Language

Japanese


Country of Origin

Japan

Filming Locations

Okinawa, Japan

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