Yoinked from Wiki:
"The Street Fighter (激突！殺人拳 ,Gekitotsu! Satsujin Ken), literally Clash, Killer Fist!, is a Japanese martial arts film released in 1974 and produced by Toei Company Ltd. Inspired by the world-wide success of Enter the Dragon, Toei decided to release its own martial arts action films and cast Shinichi "Sonny" Chiba who had been well known in Japan for a while, having starred in many successful action, comedy and drama films, as well as numerous television shows.
The film is well known for its extreme and graphic violent content. The Street Fighter was the first film to receive an X rating solely for violence. The film was especially controversial because of a scene in which Tsurugi castrates a rapist with his bare hands; it is this scene (among others) that reputedly gained the film its 'X' rating. 16 minutes were later edited from the film in order to get an R-rating.
The Street Fighter inspired two sequels, Return of The Street Fighter and The Street Fighter's Last Revenge. Additionally, the film Sister Street Fighter is a spin-off of the film. There was another spinoff entitled Kozure Satsujin Ken, but was brought to the US by a different company under the title Karate Warriors. In 1993, the film (and its sequels) received mainstream exposure in North America when they were featured in Tony Scott's True Romance (written by Quentin Tarantino), which had the two lead characters spending time at a Sonny Chiba Street Fighter marathon."
Steve's Snacks Of The Week:
Rocky Road Ice Cream
Dreams Of My Wife Bringing Me Home Burger King From Church
Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you (and I believe this will work) for the first time on this blog, Steve's Church-Less Movie of the Week FREE!