Kenji is a young man from Japan whose sister has travelled to Los Angeles on a student visa and is attempting to launch an acting career. Kenji gets enough money together and travels to America to see his sister but she has fallen into bad company. Unable to find her Kenji goes to a rather dubious club ran by a gentleman with the best comb-over haircut since Bobby Charlton. After beating him and his cronies up, it is discovered that his sister Mayumi is mixed up with a sinister cult.
The cult are based out in the desert and they specialise in streaming very horrible acts including rape live on the internet. Whilst on his way to rescue his sister from the cult named ‘Capital Messiah’ Kenji enlists the help of an escapee from them and they plot a rescue/revenge mission.
Karate Kill is possibly one of the most violent and maddest films I have seen in ages. The film oozes a sleazy retro charm complete with excessive nudity, copious amounts of blood and very nasty acts of violence on individuals.
The bad guys include wrestler Katarina Leigh Waters (who played the sister of ‘Pirate’ Paul Burchill in the WWE a few years back) wearing a selection of awesome fetish style costumes and assorted dirt bags with sacks on their heads. Kenji played by Hayate is a skilled martial artist who literally beats the living shit out of everyone he comes across and some of the ways he dispatches the villains are pretty gruesome.
Karate Kill is one massive throwback to years gone by and whilst it’s nuttier than a lorry load of fruit cakes, it’s a real laugh and I enjoyed immensely (as did my good friend Tom). Might you, if you’re a bit soft and don’t like seriously nasty violence stay clear. In fact stop being so soft and give it a go, it’s a rewarding experience.
- Starring Hayate Asami Kirk Geiger Katrina Leigh Waters
- Director Kurando Mitsutake