3 AM presents: The Street Fighter


The Street Fighter (激突!殺人拳 Gekitotsu! Satsujin Ken), literally Clash, Killer Fist!, is a Japanese martial arts film starring Sonny Chiba, released in 1974, and produced by Toei Company Ltd. It was released in the US by New Line Cinema and became one of the first films to be a commercial success for the distributor. It is notable as the first film to receive an X-rating in the United States solely for violence.

The film is an unrelated sequel to TOEI's gangster-martial film Bodyguard Fang from 1973, also starring Sonny Chiba. The Street Fighter inspired two sequels, Return of The Street Fighter and The Street Fighter's Last Revenge.