Thursday, January 23, 2014

Sonny Chiba in Karate Kiba (ボディガード牙) (1976) (Full movie)

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It's Sonny Chiba's 75th Birthday!

I am posting one of his movies, Karate Kiba, in his honor. 


It was released in 1973 in Japan. A recut American release in 1976 had an additional 10 minutes added to the beginning of the film. Noteworthy is the following:

"The path of the righteous man and defender is beset on all sides by the iniquity of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he, who in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper, and the father of lost children. And I will execute great vengeance upon them with furious anger, who poison and destroy my brothers; and they shall know that I am Chiba the Bodyguard when I shall lay my vengeance upon them!" [Ezekiel 25:17]

Recognize that? For Pulp Fiction, director Quentin Tarantino changed "I am Chiba the Bodyguard" to "my name is the Lord" for Samuel Jackson's Jules.


Karate Kiba (ボディガード牙) (1976)
(or Bodyguard Kiba or The Bodyguard)

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