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- A BETTER TOMORROW 2012 is superior to the original in one aspect: A great performance by Jo Han-Seon as the turncoat villain helps flesh out a comparatively thin plot thread from the original. Unlike the 1986 movie, we actually get to see the how and why of the heel turn in the remake.
- Also better: The Emily Chu flower vase/comic relief girlfriend character is replaced by a gruff yet caring auntie. No goofy scenes involving cellos, flowers or headphones in the 2012 version.
- Egads! A BETTER TOMORROW was released in Hong Kong on February 8th, 1986. It's now a little over 25 years old! Twenty-five years! Egads! Eeeeeegads!