Los Leones del Ring (1974), and it's companion film, Los Leones del Ring vs La Cosa Nostra (1974) are solid examples of the move-making style that prevailed in Mexico through the 1960's & 1970's. Unfortunately, that style is predominantly characterized by somewhat artless, low budget, melodrama. While director Chano Urueta and screenwriter Rafael Garcia Travesi worked together on several films, their best collaboration was arguably El Tunel 6 (1955). But, Urueta did direct over 100 films prior to this one and that experience shows through in his composition of certain action sequences in both of these uniquely themed films. While watching either of these movies, one may well find himself or herself making comparisons, charitable or uncharitable, to kung-fu films released during the same period.
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