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The glorious history of live action Street Fighter adaptations appears set to become even more celebrated, with news that yet another live action adaptation is in the works – Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist.

The announcement:

Astonishingly, Japanese Street Fighter fans seem unenthused:

“I guess we are expected to pretend the one with Van Damme never happened.”

“Amateurs?”

“What do you mean, it’s not a TV anime?”

“At least cast some Asians, please…”

“Seriously? Well, the live action version was pretty good…”

“The last one with Chun-Li was pretty shoddy though, it’ll probably just be like that.”

“Make sure you cast a hottie as Chun-Li guys.”

“So who will play Chun-Li!?”

“I don’t think she will even be in it…”

“If they did it properly it could be good, but this just sounds like a rip-off of Star Wars or something.”

“Looking at the quality of their fan-made stuff just makes all commercially produced Japanese movies look like total rubbish…”

“This is going to bomb horribly.”


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    Comment by Anonymous
    13:40 16/07/2012 # ! Good (+0.8)

    that cheesy 90s street fighter movie was still 10x better than that chun li focused one.

    also raul julia was awesome.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:01 16/07/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Agreed. It may have been cheesy, but at least it was fun to watch.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:45 17/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's all thanks to M.Bison. My goodness does he eat the scenery.

    Comment by Purple Mage
    02:36 17/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    At least in the 90s they knew a video game translation rarely can be a serious movie and needs to be fun and campy.

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    Comment by Dummy00001
    21:35 16/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    +100. Love the movie. I'm not sure why it was downvoted so much.

    Raul Julia's character made the movie into a good action comedy. And a good action comedy is pretty rare. (Not a huge fan of Jacky Chan myself: some old movies were OK, new ones are pretty poor and overboard.)

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:28 17/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Quick! Change the channel!"

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:32 17/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Totally, I consider that movie one of the bests! In its time it was pure awesomeness and still to this day is decent.

    Also, Raul Julia was awesome because he was Puerto Rican. RIP!

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:57 17/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Died of a heart attack right after making this POS. Probably from shame and embarrassment. or maybe coke head Van Damme was giving him samples of blow.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:42 17/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yep... the movie killed him.

    Whatever good in the movie, it was him.

    Now, we need a equal to Mario Bros.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:59 17/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    BTW If you want to see Raul Julia in a decent movie watch "Romero" or "Moon Over Parador".

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:06 17/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    can't believe you omitted Adams Family

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:59 19/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    they just better add DAN THE MAN!

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    Comment by Pyrolight
    08:08 17/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ya it was total cheese but when it is on I can't help but watch it.

    It really was just a whole lot of fun. It helped that no one but I think Van Damme to it at all seriously.

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    Comment by Firetribe
    04:58 17/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Damn right it is. The Legend of Chun Li was an obvious cash in of the release of Street Fighter 4.

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    Comment by cats2
    12:00 16/07/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Of course!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:25 16/07/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    The live action series is actually gonna be done by the guys that made this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2ZXSzaUIBQ which was actually not a total piece of shit and was pretty well done actually so i have high hopes.

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    Comment by Myballz
    13:54 16/07/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Japanese don't see it that way,Japanese never heard of even seen the fan-film or bother to know who is making the TV Show.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:57 16/07/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Despite what 2ch leads you to believe, they really don't give a fuck about these movies.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:36 16/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I sure as hell don't give a fuck about the movie, no idea why japanese would, either.

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    Comment by Myballz
    01:14 17/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah..but they do give a fuck about Chun-Li being a hot Asian woman which we all want.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:08 16/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    well then i guess there is a net total of zero fucks given, since I can assure you that no one gives a fuck about 2chan and how many fucks they give.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:58 16/07/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.3)

    This is what happens when Hollywood studios think with $$$ in their eyes, they end up getting the license to a game/anime, and 9 times out of 10, it's totally different from the source.

    I would like to apologize to fans in Japan for all this, most of us hate this just as much as you do.

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    Comment by Mauvais
    19:18 17/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    The producers even pronounce Ryu as "ree-yoo". This does not bode well.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:15 17/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Don't apologize to Japan. Where's your honor?!

    Comment by Anonymous

    Weaboo detected.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:56 17/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Jew detected!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:07 17/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    ...I can't understand your logic.

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    Comment by Pyrolight
    08:09 17/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    It is pretty clear not sure how you missed it.

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    Comment by entropy13
    12:38 16/07/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    The Ryu in the Street Fighter: Legacy short film is played by the guy that played Jin in the Tekken movie.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Yes that same self indulgent gnome, the reason most folks are prepared for this movie to be bad.

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    Comment by Ken
    13:23 16/07/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWmV4aGGisA

    Legacy was really cool, if they come up with something like it I think it's going to be great.
    These guys have nothing to do with the Van Damme movie.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:12 16/07/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Someone should tell them that the people making this movie are actually responsable for one of those "fan-made stuff [that] just makes all commercially produced Japanese movies look like total rubbish..."

    They basically saw one of those fan movies, and asked them to make an official one.

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    Comment by Powerpuff Loli
    12:22 16/07/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Apparently Raul Julia was a pretty respected actor before playing M.Bison. I had no idea, I just remember him in that movie and then dying.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:27 16/07/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    He was king in the Adam's Family movies, I miss him.

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    Comment by kintama00
    12:40 16/07/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    yep loved The Addams Family.. good old days

    Comment by Purple Mage
    02:38 17/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Same here I loved those movies.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:28 16/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, it was a bad decision of him to accept the role. He did like to play the odd character sometimes, to great effect. He did such a fantastic Gomez in the Addams Family movies.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:16 16/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Seem to recall reading something about him accepting the role on the advice of his kids. That it just wasn't a role he could turn down.

    And they were right, he pretty much stole the entire movie with his performance and put everyone else to shame.

    "For you, the day Bison graced your village was the most important day of your life. But for me, it was Tuesday. "

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    Comment by AzureXuchilbara
    13:21 16/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I miss his role as Gomez...I wish they would do another Addams Family movie with hime reprising his role...

    That said, he was a damn good M.Bison even though his casting in that movie was poor...

    But one can dream we can see another great performance by him...

    *imagines Gomez Addams wearing M.Bison's clothes*

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:20 16/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Source for the "But for me, it was Tuesday" trope was probably the best thing about the movie..

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:01 17/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm American... And this is just embarrassing... I'm tired of these movies they keep making. They suck, they're embarrassing.. It's like they WANT people to laugh at us.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:28 17/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    If they're gonna do a new live action Street Fighter movie, then it should be focused on Ryu and Ken and not Guile.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:44 17/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Because they are Street Fighter: Legacy, I'm look forward for it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:45 17/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    To the guys who wrote and posted this article, did you even watch the short film these guys made? No matter how you put it, it was WAAAY better and more true to the videogame than anything Hollywood has ever attempted for a Street Fighter movie.

    I still have my reservations on the project but for the 1st time I actually have hope it'll be good!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2ZXSzaUIBQ

    They even made another short using the most obvious plot device that can be used for "Street Fighter X Tekken" that CAPCOM never bothered to capitalize on...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hn_HaEf62h4

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:35 17/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lets be honest here, they whine because zomg no asians in the movie QQ. Well go find the asians actors! Oh theres not hot asian chun li, well go find her! Oh wait! There's none... there you go. People think that you just can pop a good artist for every possible character you want to make >.>

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    Comment by Riiku
    23:35 16/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    “Do They Never Learn?” you say?

    What is there to learn? They are making profits. Because there's enough douches who pay for this shit. Some of you included. So why they shouldn't make it?

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:46 17/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Some of you included"
    Lol. Torrents. Pirate Bay. Megaupload.Argggg.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:06 17/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    well the short fighting scene i saw was awesome hands down and the director joe ansah is a true blue street fighter fan

    but i know the hollywood higher ups are definitely going to change a "few" things that will bomb the film

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:40 17/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Everybody says:
    -I will no going to see it
    -It is horrible
    -Hollywood crap again
    But I can bet that 90% of you will go to see it or will download the pirate version.
    Since the mayority don't have standard of quality. If Im wrong then Hollywood would realize that it loses money making shit and it would look the form of pleasing those that really want quality.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:18 17/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I refuse to watch this movie unless it has a stealth boat.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:45 17/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    While this probably won't set the bar much higher than people expect at least these next guys know what they are doing since they have done some shorts before and theres an action director.





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