Boxer From Shantung (1972)

7/10 - Strong Chen Kuan-Tai vehicle
Reviewed by Simon on 19 January 2004

I previously only knew this film from the 1997 Corey Yuen remake, called "HERO", which it turns out is really very different. Although the direction in BOXER FROM SHANTUNG is much better, I thought that the story, production values and some of the action in Hero were better.

However, BFS has Chen Kuan-Tai ("Introducing Chen Kuan-Tai" no less - I thought he'd been around for longer than that), and he is infinitely cooler than Takeshi Kaneshiro. Generally a good film, with a great, long and very bloody final fight.

Cast

Chen Kuan-Tai
Ching Li
Cheng Kang-Yeh
David Chiang
Ku Feng

Crew

Director
Chang Cheh
Pao Hsueh-Li
Action Director
Lau Kar-Leung
Lau Kar-Wing
Chan Chuen
Tang Chia
Production Company
Shaw Brothers
Writer
Chang Cheh
Ni Kuang
Assistant Director
John Woo

See also