almost 6 years
Surprisingly well produced, but the acting is like nails on a chalkboard.
Fist of the North Star is a 1995 American straight-to-video live-action film based on the eponymous manga by Buronson and Tetsuo Hara. The film was directed by Tony Randel, who also co-wrote the script with Peter Akins, and stars Gary Daniels, Costas Mandylor, Chris Penn, Isako Washio, and Malcom McDowell. A Japanese dub of the film was produced by Toei Video which featured the cast of the 1980s anime TV series reprising their roles.
The film, which loosely adapts the first story arc of the original manga, centers around Ken (Daniels), the lone master of the "North Star" martial art school, who wanders the post-apocalyptic Earth in search of his nemesis Lord Shin (Mandylor), the man who killed his sensei and kidnapped his fiancee. Meanwhile, Shin rules as dictator of the city of Southern Cross with his personal army known as the Crossmen, who are given orders to hunt down to Kenshiro.
The film was not reviewed by many mainstream critics, and it got mixed reviews from fans and online...