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A laborer moves to Shanghai in the hope of becoming rich. But ends up using his kung fu skills to survive.

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Master Tie
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Long Qi
Philip Ng ...
Ma Yongzhen
Kuan Tai Chen ...
Baldy Bai
Luxia Jiang ...
Tie Mei
Hark-On Fung ...
Scruffy Chou
Cheung-Yan Yuen ...
Laughing Buddha
Michelle Hu ...
Tie Ju
Junjie Mao ...
Sheng Xiangjun
Mei Lin Mo ...
Brother Tiger
Yongchen Liu ...
Mystery Man
Yi-Yi Yang ...
Little Flora
Fengchao Liu ...
Shinji Tsutsumi
Chunyuan Wang ...
Niu Sanguang
Jiaolong Sun ...
Hei Mao
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A laborer moves to Shanghai in the hope of becoming rich. But ends up using his kung fu skills to survive.

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Solid remake of a kung fu masterpiece..
6 September 2014 | by (Deutschland) – See all my reviews

Seeing as how "Once Upon A Time In Shanghai" is a remake of my all-time favorite martial arts movie, "Boxer From Shantung," of course I held this one up against high standards. Well for the most part it succeeds, with it's many elegant, artistic touches. Here we have a visually impressive period piece, about a poor laborer who comes to the big city to find his fortune. What he finds is friendship, corruption, and ultimately betrayal. Here martial artist Philip Ng replaces the legendary Chen Kuan Tai in the role of Ma Yongzhen, the immensely likable peasant who yearns for power, but despises corruption. Ng is a great choice to play Ma, as he is a charismatic and handsome actor. It's not easy to compare to Chen Kuan Tai, but Philip Ng comes close. The fight scenes are fast and furious, and very well-staged, and for once we have a good story to compliment the action. The sets and the period costumes are beautiful and detailed as well, although I wasn't so crazy about the digital video look of this film. The colors are very washed out, and the film almost looks like it was shot in black and white. Still I highly recommend this remake, as there are so few good martial arts films being produced today. Fans of the classic 70's stuff should really appreciate this. I also strongly recommend searching out the original "Boxer From Shantung" from 1972. It is a true masterpiece of the genre, and surpasses this film in quality and artistry..


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