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The bizarre history of Street Fighter: The Movie

Sex, drugs and hadoukens.

Russ Frushtick is the director of special projects, and he has been covering the world of video games and technology for over 15 years. He co-founded Polygon in 2012.

We all know how bad video game movies can be. And yet, Street Fighter: The Movie managed to set one of the lowest bars imaginable.

On this week’s episode of The History of Fun, Chris Plante shares the incredible true story of the creation of this truly awful movie, from the crazy casting decisions to the copious drug use to various sexcapades. You can also read Chris’s lengthy feature on the subject!

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