Fist Of The North Star (Japan 198?)

Rating: **

Features that standard Streamline Pictures dubbing job, which reduces the emotional impact of the film. Other than that, this is a laughably violent, over-the-top blood fest as the Fist Of The North Star takes on an army of enemies to try and save his girlfriend and restore life to the dying planet. Long and tedious, and a lot of the most graphic scenes are filtered or blurred which is annoying. Also annoying is how the relative sizes of the characters radically change - one second a foe is seven feet tall, the next he's twenty feet tall.