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Boxer From Shantung

2 Ratings: 4.5
1972 film directed by Chang Cheh

Heavily edited when it was released in the US.      The final fight scene inside the tea house was copied in Kill Bill Vol. 1.  The black and white sequences in Kill Bill Vol. 1 were taken from the US release of Boxer From Shan … see full wiki

Cast: David Chiang
Director: Chang Cheh
Genre: Action, Drama, Adventure
Release Date: February 11, 1972
MPAA Rating: R
1 review about Boxer From Shantung

Bone crunching and blood soaked epic from Chang Cheh.

  • Aug 19, 2009
Rating:
+5
The Boxer From Shan Tung is a rags to riches story about a country bumpkin who aspires to become the greatest gangster of his era. Ma Yong Zhen makes a name for himself from the ground up by getting the poor and the down trodden to become a part of his "empire". But like all fast rising gangsters they have to fall sometime. The battle in the Tea House has to be the single greatest piece of action film-making I have ever seen. The usual Shaw Brothers players can be found in this two hour plus epic of bloodletting proportions. Kuan Tai Chen stars as Ma Yong Zhen. As usual he makes a great lead actor. He always sports a smile and never let his personal situations bring him down. Kuan also makes a credible butt kicking fighter. David Chiang has an extended cameo as Tan Si, a fellow gangster who becomes a mentor/friend to Ma. Feng Ku co-stars as one of the 4 Champions of Shan Tung, Wang Chung and Hark-On Fung have small roles as Tan Si's henchmen. Ching Li co-stars as the Tea House singer who falls for the mack-daddy charm of Ma Yong Zhen but later rejects him because he sees he's nothing more than a common criminal.

Check out the remastered print from Celestial Films. Not only is the film restored to it's original running time but the picture is in pristine condition and the English subs are excellent. Get ready for some action packed, bone crunching excitement!!
Bone crunching and blood soaked epic from Chang Cheh. Bone crunching and blood soaked epic from Chang Cheh. Bone crunching and blood soaked epic from Chang Cheh. Bone crunching and blood soaked epic from Chang Cheh.

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