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7 Grandmasters (1977)
"Hu bao long she ying" (original title)

 -  Action | Drama  -  June 1982 (USA)
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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 ...
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Jack Long ...
Shang-Kuan Cheng
Mark Long ...
Yu Chang
Nancy Yen ...
Ming Chu
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Chin Hai Chen
Chiu Chen
Ching Feng Chiang
Yuet Sang Chin ...
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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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Perfect example of cheesy 70s Kung Fu flick
25 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This really defines a blueprint for this kind of movie: 1) Guy with ridiculous facial hair and/or silly hat wonders through the wilderness,happens upon another guy practicing Kung Fu 2) Brief conversation involving a) a particular technique of one of the silly-haired-guys, b) the number of provinces in which the other silly-haired guy is undefeated 3) Fight, preferably involving some kind of animal-style Kung Fu. 4) Repeat as many times as you can squeeze into a couple of hours.

Throw in a grueling training sequence (though this maybe isn't quite grueling enough in this movie), a bit of betrayal (ideally involving someone killing someone else's master), some slapstick comedy, some bad dubbing (this genre is really the only one where dubbing should be allowed) and there you have it - the perfect Kung Fu movie. I defy anyone not to enjoy it.


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