- Saturday, November 19, 2011 9:30 p.m.
Martial arts master Sonny Chiba stars as a street fighter for hire who pits rival gangs against each other over a hidden stash of heroin. Along the way, he becomes an unlikely father figure to the young son of a local samurai who has become caught up in the fighting. Like a low-rent version of Yojimbo, with more slow-motion sword battles and roundhouse kicks to the face, Karate Warriors was made shortly after the enormously popular Street Fighter series, cementing Chiba’s status as an international action icon. (35mm)