Sister Street Fighter Collection [Blu-ray]







Sister Street Fighter Collection [Blu-ray]


Sister Street Fighter Collection [Blu-ray]

Introduction

After the massive success of The Street Fighter, the Toei Company decided to build a new karate series around a female lead, and cast a young actress who had appeared in a cameo role alongside her mentor Sonny Chiba. Still a teenager at the time, Etsuko Shihomi exploded onscreen in her first leading role and created a new character type: a tough fighter who was fierce, fearless, good-hearted, and decidedly non-sexualised, a departure from Toei’s typical formula.

Main Titles

Sister Street Fighter (1974)

In Sister Street Fighter, Shihomi plays Li Koryu, a half-Chinese, half-Japanese woman who travels to Yokohama to investigate the disappearance of her brother, an undercover cop. She discovers a smuggling ring run by a drug lord with his own personal army of deadly fighters. With the help of a fellow karate master played by Sonny Chiba, Li must penetrate the evil lair and bring down the criminals.

Sister Street Fighter: Hanging By A Thread

Continuing the story of Li Koryu, this film sees her facing new challenges and even deadlier villains. With her martial arts skills and determination, she fights to protect the innocent and bring justice to those who deserve it.

Return Of The Sister Street Fighter

In this thrilling installment, Li Koryu returns to face a new threat. With her unmatched fighting abilities, she takes on a powerful organization that seeks to control the city. Li’s courage and strength are put to the test as she fights to save her loved ones and bring down the corrupt forces.

Sister Street Fighter: Fifth Level Fist

In the final unrelated follow-up, Li Koryu faces her toughest challenge yet. Directed by Shigehiro Ozawa, the original director of The Street Fighter, this film showcases Li’s incredible skills as she battles against formidable opponents.

Special Edition Contents

  • High Definition digital transfers of all four films
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentations
  • Original uncompressed Japanese mono audio
  • Original English dubbed audio for Sister Street Fighter
  • New optional English subtitle translation for all four films
  • English SDH subtitles for the English dub for Sister Street Fighter
  • New video interviews with actor Shinichi Sonny Chiba, director Kazuhiko Yamaguchi, and screenwriter Masahiro Kakefuda
  • Original Japanese theatrical trailers for all four films
  • Original U.S. theatrical trailer for Sister Street Fighter, plus original English opening titles to the film
  • Original German theatrical trailer for Sister Street Fighter, plus original German opening titles to the film
  • Stills and poster gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Kungfubob O’Brien
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated booklet featuring writing on the series by Patrick Macias and a new essay on the U.S. release of Toei’s karate films by Chris Poggiali

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can I watch the Sister Street Fighter Collection on any Blu-ray player?

Yes, the Sister Street Fighter Collection is compatible with all Blu-ray players.

2. Are there English subtitles available?

Yes, there are optional English subtitles for all four films in the collection.

3. Can I watch the films in their original Japanese audio?

Absolutely! The collection includes the original uncompressed Japanese mono audio for an authentic viewing experience.

4. Are there any bonus features included?

Yes, the special edition includes video interviews with actor Shinichi Sonny Chiba, director Kazuhiko Yamaguchi, and screenwriter Masahiro Kakefuda. It also features original theatrical trailers, stills and poster gallery, and more.

5. Is there any exclusive content for the first pressing?

Yes, the first pressing includes an illustrated booklet with writing on the series by Patrick Macias and a new essay on the U.S. release of Toei’s karate films by Chris Poggiali.

Experience the high-octane action and female empowerment in the Sister Street Fighter Collection. Get your Blu-ray today and immerse yourself in this iconic karate series.