Cinema: The Big Gouge

THE STREET FIGHTER

Directed by S. OZAWA Screenplay by KOJITAKADA and STEVE AUTRY

This might have passed for just another ramshackle kung-fu import if it were not for the ad campaign, which promised "the first X-rated fight scenes in screen history." The M.P.A.A. is usually stern about sexual content, but almost carefree about violence. What about The Street Fighter could have raised the organization's ire?

Well, it could have been the sounds of dozens of bones crunching as the hero (Sonny Chiba) dispatched platoons of hoodlums, or the blood that spurted into the camera...

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