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7 Grandmasters (1977)

Jue quan (original title)
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An aging martial arts expert is gifted a plaque from the Emperor declaring him the Kung Fu World Champion. Unsure of whether or not be is deserving of this title, he embarks on a journey to defeat the 7 Grandmasters.

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Yi-Min Li ...
Hsia Hsiao-ying
Jack Long ...
Shang-Kuan Cheng
Mark Long ...
Yu Chang
Nancy Yen ...
Ming Chu
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Chung-Hsing Chao ...
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Chin Hai Chen
Chiu Chen
Ching Feng Chiang
Yuet Sang Chin ...
Monkey Liu
Alan Chung San Chui ...
Ku I-feng
Wang Hsiao
Kuang Hu
Heng Li
Hsiao-Fei Li
Hsin Hua Li
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An aging martial arts expert is gifted a plaque from the Emperor declaring him the Kung Fu World Champion. Unsure of whether or not be is deserving of this title, he embarks on a journey to defeat the 7 Grandmasters.

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One of the best kung fu films
19 November 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Lee I Min is one of those kung fu actors who never quite made it to the first rank, but combined here with the great direction of Joseph Kuo and action by Corey Yuen it produced a classy film to make kung fu addicts drool. The story has been told above but it can not be emphasised enough that the fights (of which there are many) are superb and wonderfully staged. The ending is fairly obvious but still exciting

  • with one of the best end fights on film. I liked the understated


attraction between Lee I Min and the Masters daughter (the beautiful Nancy Yen) and the believable jealously of the other students. There are a few weaknesses but the story sweeps you along and you look forward to the next fight and twist. The Monkey Kung Fu exponent (Chin Yuet Sang) is an absolute classic. According to the liner notes by Linn Haynes (Media Blasters) this film is based on the life of a real Pai Mei kung fu expert named Cheung Lai-chun who fought and bested top mainland kung fu experts in the mid-1940s at the age of 66. Pai Mei is famous from the Kill Bill films (played by Gordon Liu) but the real story / legend is worth seeking out. One of the best and really worth watching.


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