The Live Action Street Fighter Movie is 20 Years Old Today

If you’re a fan of Street Fighter, you’ve probably seen the original live action movie.

The movie released twenty years ago today, December 23rd, and featured Jean-Claude Van Damme as Colonel Guile, and Raul Julia as the tyrannical warlord, M. Bison.

The majority of the core fighters are also represented like Ryu, Ken, Blanka, Chun-Li, E. Honda, Zangief, and so on. They really tried to have a fun and unique look at each brawler, and how they played into the story.

I’ve always been a fan of the flick, and will continue to watch it, despite it’s shortcomings. However, I don’t know what people really expect, if you’re looking for something close to the series, watch the anime.

Have you seen the Street Fighter movie? What are your thoughts? Do you think Raul Julia was pretty much the entire reason to watch the movie?

Oh, and it’s a Tuesday. Hyuck hyuck hyuck.

Brandon Orselli


Owner and Publisher at Niche Gamer and Nicchiban. Outlaw fighting for a better game industry. Pronouns: Patriarch, Guido, Olive.

  1. Zanard Bell
    Zanard Bell
    December 23, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    All the Bison dollars. I love this movie.

  2. Cy
    December 23, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    For you, the day the Street Fighter live action movie was released was the most important day of your life. For me, it was Friday.

  3. Ninjagai
    December 23, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    parahprase: “I’m half dead, he’s all dead”

    That’s what I remember from watching it in theatres.

  4. EvaUnitO2
    December 23, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    I’m not sure I hate a movie any more than this one.

  5. Speed Racer
    Speed Racer
    December 24, 2014 at 12:21 am

    Still as good now as it was then, DAT boat speech

  6. sanic
    December 24, 2014 at 1:56 am

    I enjoyed it, Raul Julia did make the movie though everyone else was pretty unremarkable except maybe zangief and JCV

  7. dizzykei
    December 24, 2014 at 6:53 am

    Rewatched it two days ago. Still good and enjoyable.

  8. 2501
    December 24, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    I remember renting this back in the day as a kid and l absolutely hated it but it took me over a decade to realize the genius that is SF: The movie.

    I love this film! Everytime l watch it l find something new that makes me lose my shit e.g Vega’s prison shib Claw.

  9. Dimi Gronnings
    Dimi Gronnings
    March 11, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    Was backtracking through Street Fighter posts and came across this. Now I HAVE TO watch this again.