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Old 08-19-21, 09:05 AM
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Died from COVID-19
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This makes me sad
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That sucks
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Yikes. That's terrible news.
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Clarence Worley and I are in mourning.
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That absolutely sucks.

Sonny Chiba was THE MAN!!!

And how horrible that a badass like Sonny Chiba is taken down by COVID. I know he wasn't young, but he likely would have lived several more years if not for COVID. Just another reason to hate the last two years...
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RIP Terry Tsurugi, you bad motherfucker.
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RIP to the OG Street Fighter.
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RIP and he was a legend
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Rip.
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I've been meaning to buy it for awhile, but never pulled the trigger. Now with Chiba's passing, I went ahead and got the Street Fighter collection. It's currently out of stock right now on Amazon.
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I've loved him in so many things and have a ton of box sets of his films.

The first films I saw him in were THE KILLING MACHINE, seen on a double bill with GODZILLA VS. MEGALON, and MESSAGE FROM SPACE (1978), in which he co-starred with Vic Morrow, seen here:



This was directed by Kinji Fukasaku, who also directed Chiba in YAGYU CLAN CONSPIRACY, SWORDS OF VENGEANCE: THE FALL OF AKO CASTLE, VIRUS, and LEGEND OF THE EIGHT SAMURAI.
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Street Fighter was so violent it got a "X" rating in the U.S.
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Viva Chiba!
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I thought I had seen all of Chiba's greatest work until Arrow released Wolf Guy (Which I had never heard of) several years back. It makes me wonder how many other gems starring Chiba remain hidden out there!

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The first time I was introduced to Sonny Chiba was via a Double Feature DVD I bought at Suncoast of Street Fighter/Return of the Street Fighter.

After that, I sought out every film of his that I could get my hands on.

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