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Music director  Maurice Sarli
Language  Japanese
5.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Action, Crime, Drama
Running time  1h 27m
Screenplay  Ikki Kajiwara
Country  Japan
Karate Kiba movie poster
Director  Tatsuichi Takamori Simon Nuchtern (US footage)
Writer  Ikki Kajiwara (screenplay)
Release date  1973 1976 (American release)
Initial release  August 6, 1976 (West Germany)
Directors  Ryuichi Takamori, Simon Nuchtern
Cast  Sonny Chiba, Etsuko Shihomi, Jirô Chiba, Saburo Date
Similar movies  Survivor, Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, The Streetfighter, 47 Ronin, The Last Samurai, 13 Assassins
Tagline  Sonny Chiba, hired to kill... If his kick doesn't get you... his fatal fist will!

Karate Kiba or Bodyguard Kiba (ボディガード牙) is a martial-arts film starring Sonny Chiba, released in 1973 and based on an action manga by Ikki Kajiwara.

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A recut version was released in the U.S. in 1976 as The Bodyguard, with added footage in the first ten minutes of the film.

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There were two more movie adaptations made in 1993 and 1995 by Takashi Miike in the beginning of his career.

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Plot summary

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"Karate master and anti-drug vigilante Chiba returns to his home in Japan, where he holds a press conference announcing his intention to wipe out the nation's drug industry. He also offers his services as a bodyguard to anyone who is willing to come forward and provide information about the drug lords' activities. He is soon approached by a mysterious woman claiming to have important information and asking for Chiba's protection. She seems to be legitimate, but is she really what she appears to be?"

Home media

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On November 20, 2007, BCI Eclipse released the film in their Sonny Chiba Collection DVD set, which also includes Golgo 13: Assignment Kowloon, The Bullet Train, Dragon Princess, Karate Warriors, and Sister Street Fighter.

References

Karate Kiba Wikipedia
Karate Kiba IMDb Karate Kiba themoviedb.org


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