“A Nazi Sean Connery sends his little person assistant to recruit tuff martial artists for a battle royale against his Japanese nemesis, Mr. Miyagi (nope, not the same one)!”
— Jake, LETTERBOXD
Made to cash in on the success of ENTER THE DRAGON, KILL OR BE KILLED was a surprise drive-in hit that briefly made a star out of leading tough guy James Ryan. In a plot straight out of a bronze age DC comic book, two former high-ranking officials of the Axis powers schedule a deadly martial arts tournament in an isolated locale. The two rivals assemble the top competitors from around the world, including Mr. Miyagi (!) and Steve Hunt (James Ryan).