Man of Iron (1972)

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Chen Kuan-tai exuded incredible power on screen, which his directors used to great advantage in this fight-filled follow-up to the smash hit The Boxer From Shantung -- which culminates in ... See full summary »


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22 May 2019 | ckormos1
7
| Movie business rule one - If it works beat it to death!
The narrator begins with a helpful explanation of the chronology of this movie and "Boxer from Shantung" in which Chen Kuan-Tai ended up dead because of a belly full of axes. It is now 20 years later so call this movie a sequel or remake but it is actually neither. What is it? The best business model for making movies "Find something that works then beat it to death". Here we are beating to death the "new gangster comes to town with predictable outcome" plot. This is all done in a good way though so no complaints from this reviewer.

Chen Kuan-Tai starts out walking through town and looking good. It's all about the looking good and our hero nails it as the ladies in the audience drop to their fainting couches. He goes to the casino, wins big, beats up Bolo, then steals the loser's girl. What a manly man! Loser goes to his daddy who is a big gangster.

Alexander Fu Sheng has his first speaking role in this movie. He is the guy with the Raleigh bicycle. I noticed that detail because I ride a Raleigh bicycle but a much newer one. This is at about the 26 minute mark. Alex warns our hero about the ambush and our hero then proceeds to give them a demonstration of bicycle kung fu. This could be the first time bicycle style was ever shown on screen.

I rate this above average and it is on my list to watch again every few years as appropriate.

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