***1/2 BOXER FROM SHANTUNG: I previously only knew this film from the 1997 Cory Yuen remake, which it turns out is really very different. Although the direction in BFS 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.
Reviewer Score: 7
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