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Fist of the North Star

Director: Toyoo Ashida Run Time: 103 min. Format: 35mm Rating: NR Release Year: 1986

Starring: Akira Kamiya, Kenji Utsumi |, Yuriko Yamamoto

This screening of Fist of the North Star will feature a 35mm print of the U.S. theatrical dub of the film produced by Streamline Pictures.

A full-scale nuclear war has left the planet a burned-out wasteland with the remnants of humanity are picked apart by murderous marauders. Wandering alone in the wastes is Kenshiro, the Fist of the North Star, a master of the Hokuto Shinken – a powerful martial arts style that basically amounts to punching bad guys so hard they explode. A hyper-violent classic from director Toyoo Ashida (Vampire Hunter D).

35mm original theatrical print courtesy of the UCLA Film & Television Archive.