The Chinese Boxer

1972 • 86 minutes
4.4
19 reviews
R
Rating
Eligible
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The movie that firmly established Chen Kuan-tai as a kung-fu superstar, The Boxer From Shantung was a top ten hit for 1972 and is now considered a martial arts classic. Chen is perfectly cast as "Ma Yung Cheng“ (which is also the film's Chinese title), an early 20th century patriotic youth from Shantung (northern China) who moves to Shanghai and gains fame as the first Chinese to defeat a professional Russian wrestler. When he refuses to become a hired assassin for the city's leading gang, he finds life on Shanghai's mean streets far riskier than the boxing ring. With the help of martial arts choreographers Liu Chia-liang and brother Liu Chia-jung, Chen shows that he's more than equal to any boxer in or out of China. "Hong Kong Action Cinema“ cites this as one of director Chang Cheh's ten best, describing it as an "intense actioner, featuring bloodletting of Sam Peckinpah proportions“. This is also one of the first movies on which John Woo worked as assistant director, and it is interesting to see the Shaw Brothers influences on his later works like Broken Arrow and Face/Off.
Rating
R
4.4
19 reviews
Derrick Lawton
April 25, 2015
This a Wang Yu film, and not Mr. Tai, this is a okay movie in my opinion. But two of his best in my opinion is the One armed boxer 1 and 2. AKA: Master of the Flying Guillotine, it came out in 1977. Google please get more Shaw brothers movies and Golden Harvest. They made great Kung-fu movies as well.
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Hodgkinson Family
October 17, 2014
Dubbed not subs, so be careful.
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Tuyet Mai Chau
April 14, 2016
Good China movie action
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